Mattia Gavazzi

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Mattia Gavazzi
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Personal information
Born (1983-06-14) 14 June 1983 (age 33)
Iseo, Italy
Team information
Current team Amore & Vita–Selle SMP
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2006 Team LPR
2006 Amore e Vita
2007 Kio Ene-Tonazzi-DMT
2008 Preti Mangimi
2009 Diquigiovanni–Androni
2010 Colnago–CSF Inox
2013 Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
Jan - Jun 2014 Christina Watches–Dana
Jun 2014- Amore & Vita–Selle SMP

Mattia Gavazzi (born 14 June 1983) is an Italian road cyclist, who rides as a member of the Danish cycling team Christina Watches–Dana. In April 2010, Gavazzi was suspended by the Union Cycliste Internationale following a positive doping control for cocaine. He made his comeback in the Tour de San Luis in 2013.[1] He is a specialist sprinter.


Mattia Gavazzi's father, Pierino Gavazzi, was also a professional rider.

He won a stage at the 2004 Baby Giro, the version of the Giro d'Italia for young amateur riders. He turned professional in 2006 for the LPR team, but joined the team Amore e Vita midway through the season. Following several good performances, he was signed by Kio Ene for the following year. He secured six victories with them in 2007, including three at the Tour of Normandy, showing his talent as a sprinter.

In 2008 he remained with the same team, who became known as Preti Mangimi. In February he achieved a second place in a stage of the Tour de la Province de Grosseto, behind Danilo Napolitano and in front of Filippo Pozzato. The following month he was again second at the Semaine Internationale Coppi et Bartali, beaten by Francesco Chicchi. In April, he won a stage of the Semaine cycliste lombarde, and in May the Tour of Tuscany, beating Chicchi.

2009 saw him sign for Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli with immediate success. He won a stage at the Tour de San Luis and dominated at the Tour de Langkawi, winning four stages and the Points classification.

In 2010 he switched to Colnago-CSF Inox and scored his first victory of the year at a Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda stage in early April. However, a urine sample taken two days previously tested positive for the presence of cocaine, and this triggered a suspension by the sport's governing body. He had previously tested positive for cocaine, and received a 14-month suspension, as an amateur in 2004.[2]

Gavazzi made his return at the 2013 Tour de San Luis, where he won the last stage by out sprinting Slovak Peter Sagan (Cannondale).[3] In April, he won the Giro di Toscana, a hilly race where he edged Ivan Rovny and Taylor Phinney in the sprint.[4] At the end of the 2013 season, Gavazzi terminated his contract with Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela.[5] Androni team manager Gianni Savio claimed that the split was due to Gavazzi demanding a guaranteed start for the 2014 Giro d'Italia. Gavazzi signed with the Christina Watches–Dana team for the 2014 season.[6]

On 12 April 2016, it was announced that Gavazzi had been provisionally suspended by the UCI for a cocaine positive taken at the Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2015. It was his third positive test to this substance during his career.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]


1st Coppa San Biagio
1st Trofeo Antonietto Rancilio
1st Trofeo Gino Visentini
1st Trofeo Papa' Cervi
1st Circuito del Porto
1st Alta Padovana Tour
1st Stage 10 Girobio
1st Coppa San Biagio
1st Trofeo Lampre
Jadranska Magistrala
1st Stages 2 & 3
Tour of Normandy
1st Stages 1, 2a & 2b
1st Stage 2 Tour de Navarre
1st Univest GP
1st Stage 2 Settimana Ciclista Lombarda
1st Tour of Tuscany
1st Stage 5 Circuit de Lorraine
1st Stage 5 Brixia Tour
1st Stage 1 Tour de San Luis
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 & 6
1st Stage 3 Settimana Ciclista Lombarda
Brixia Tour
1st Stages 1a & 5
Vuelta a Venezuela
1st Stages 3a, 3b & 4
1st Stage 2 Settimana Ciclista Lombarda
1st Giro di Toscana
1st Stage 7 Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 3b Sibiu Cycling Tour
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Venezuela
2nd Châteauroux Classic
1st Stages 11 & 13 Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 2 Tour of China I
1st Stage 1 Tour of China II
3rd Banja Luka–Belgrad I
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a Mexico
1st Stage 2 Tour of Estonia
1st Stages 8, 10, 11 & 13 Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Overall Tour of China II
1st Stages 1, 4 & 5
1st Stages 1 & 3 Tour of Fuzhou

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Benson, Daniel (22 January 2013). "Gavazzi begins his comeback at the Tour de San Luis". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mattia Gavazzi positive for cocaine". CyclingNews. Future Publishing Limited. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel (27 January 2013). "Diaz wins Tour de San Luis". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gavazzi wins Giro di Toscana". Future plc. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Farrand, Stephen (8 January 2014). "Gavazzi rescinds his contract with the Androni-Venezuela team". Future plc. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Johannesen, Jesper (30 January 2014). "Christina Watches sign Gavazzi, Rossi, and Baliani". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mattia Gavazzi positive for cocaine for the third time". Immediate Media Company. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Profile at Cycling Archives

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