Rinaldo Nocentini

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Rinaldo Nocentini
Rinaldo Nocentini 2012.jpg
Nocentini at the 2012 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameRinaldo Nocentini
Born (1977-09-25) 25 September 1977 (age 42)
Montevarchi, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current teamSporting / Tavira
Rider typePuncheur
Professional team(s)
2002Fassa Bortolo
2003Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé
2004–2006Acqua & Sapone
2007–2015AG2R Prévoyance
2016–Sporting / Tavira

Rinaldo Nocentini (born 25 September 1977) is an Italian racing cyclist with UCI Continental Tour team Sporting / Tavira.

In the 2009 Tour de France, his first participation in the race, he became leader in the General Classification after participating in a stage-long breakaway on stage 7 to take the yellow jersey from Fabian Cancellara with an overall time six seconds ahead of the second-place rider in the General Classification, Alberto Contador. He wore the yellow jersey for eight stages before relinquishing it to Contador at the end of stage 15.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World Under–23 Road Race Championships
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 9 & 10
1st Giro della Toscana
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Austria
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
3rd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
1st Subida al Naranco
2nd Coppa Sabatini
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Giro del Veneto
1st Coppa Placci
2nd GP Fred Mengoni
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Trofeo Laigueglia
1st GP Miguel Induráin
1st Stage 4 Tour Méditerranéen
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
2nd Overall Tour du Haut Var
4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 7 Tour of California
7th GP Plumelec-Morbihan
9th Overall Critérium International
10th La Flèche Wallonne
Tour de France
Held Jersey yellow.svg from Stages 7–14
1st Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
3rd Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
7th GP Lugano
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th GP Miguel Induráin
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
5th Overall Critérium International
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Beijing
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Amstel Gold Race
3rd Strade Bianche
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
4th Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
5th Overall Tour of Oman
10th La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Milano–Torino
8th Overall Tour of Beijing
10th Giro di Lombardia
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2nd Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 1
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall Volta a Portugal
9th Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stages 3 & 6

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 64 66 60 34 47 56 70 73
A yellow jersey Tour de France 12 98
A red jersey Vuelta a España 23 DNF 53 18 53 96 85
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

External links[edit]

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