Marta Bastianelli

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Marta Bastianelli
Marta Bastianelli - Women's Tour of Thuringia 2012 (aka).jpg
Bastianelli riding in the 2012 Women's Tour of Thuringia
Personal information
Full name Marta Bastianelli
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 30)
Velletri, Italy
Team information
Current team Alé–Cipollini
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2009 Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre[1]
2012 Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre[2]
Professional team(s)
2006-2008 Safi-Pasta Zara-Manhattan[1]
2008 Team CMAX Dila[1]
2009 Selle Italia Ghezzi[1]
2011-2012 Mcipollini–Giordana[1]
2013 Faren–Let's Go Finland[2]
2015 Vaiano-Fondriest[2]
2016– Alé–Cipollini

Marta Bastianelli (born 30 April 1987[3] in Velletri) is an Italian professional racing cyclist. She was born in Velletri, near Rome.

Professional career[edit]

Her highest-profile in to date is taking gold at the women's road race during the UCI Road World Championships in the southern German city of Stuttgart in September 2007. Bastianelli won ahead of the Netherlands' rider Marianne Vos and her Italian team mate Giorgia Bronzini.[4]

Bastianelli rode for the Safi-Pasta Zara Manhattan team from 2006 to 2008.

On 5 July 2008, Bastianelli tested positive for a banned substance, the stimulant fenfluramine which can be found in dietary aids. It was found in her urine A sample during a routine doping control at the under 23 European championships held in Verbania, Italy.[5][6] She was subsequently dropped from the Italian team for the 2008 Summer Olympics and handed a one-year ban by the Italian National Olympic Committee. Bastianelli appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the ban,[7] however the CAS instead extended her ban to two years after the Union Cycliste Internationale appealed, arguing that the initial ban was too lenient.[8]


Podium of the women's junior road race at the 2004 UCI Road World Championships ; Marianne Vos (1), Marta Bastianelli (2) and Ellen van Dijk (3)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Marta Bastianelli". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Marta Bastianelli". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile on". 1902-04-12. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  4. ^ "'Bastianelli on the podium', Yahoo Sports". Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ Stephen Farrand (28 July 2008). "WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPION BASTIANELLI TESTS POSITIVE". Cycling Weekly. 
  6. ^ "Cooke road rival fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 28 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Bastianelli appeals to overturn 1-year doping ban". 1 December 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sporting briefs". Times of Malta. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2015.