Gianluca Bortolami

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Gianluca Bortolami
Personal information
Full name Gianluca Bortolami
Born (1968-08-28) 28 August 1968 (age 48)
Locate di Triulzi, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (1994)

One-Day Races and Classics

Tour of Flanders (2001)
Wincanton Classic (1994)
Züri-Metzgete (1994)
Giro del Piemonte (1997)
Grand Prix de Fourmies (2002)

Others

UCI Road World Cup (1994)

Gianluca Bortolami (born 28 August 1968) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist. Bortolami's greatest feats was capturing the monumental classic Tour of Flanders in 2001 and winning the 1994 UCI Road World Cup season championship. He is the namesake of Bortolami's Pizzeria in Vancouver, Washington.

Bortolami was born in Locate di Triulzi, province of Milan. He competed in the road race at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] He turned professional in 1990 and rode for Lampre. He finished 75th in the 2002 Tour de France, 46th in the 1997 Tour, 13th in the 1994 Tour with one stage win, and 73rd in the 1993 Tour. He was tested positive for cortisone in 2003 during Three Days of De Panne. He was suspended for six months by the Italian cycling federation.[2]

Major results[edit]

1992
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Romandie
1st, Stages 10 & 11, Volta a Portugal
1993
1st, Cronostaffeta
1994
Champion, UCI Road World Cup
1st, Giro del Veneto
1st, Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st, Leeds Classic
1st, Züri-Metzgete
1st, Stage 7, Tour de France
1995
1st, Prologue, Tour DuPont
1997
1st, Coppa Bernocchi
1st, Giro del Piemonte
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Galega
1999
1st, Stages 1 & 2, Tour of Austria
2001
1st, Tour of Flanders
1st, Sparkassen Giro Bochum
1st, Stage 3, Brixia Tour
1st, Stage 3, Tour de Suisse
2002
1st, Giro della Romagna
1st, Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st, Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st, Milano–Vignola
2003
1st, Stage 1, Three Days of De Panne
2004
1st, Giro della Romagna
1st, Stage 1, Tour of Belgium

Tour de France record[edit]

  • Did Not Finish (2005) (withdraw 16th stage)
  • 76th Overall (2002)
  • 46th Overall (1997)
  • 13th Overall; Stage 6 win (1994)
  • 73rd Overall (1993)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gianluca Bortolami Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Bortolami positive

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