Salvatore Commesso

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Salvatore Commesso
Salvatore Commesso.jpg
Commesso at the 2007 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Salvatore Commesso
Nickname Toto
Born (1975-03-28) 28 March 1975 (age 43)
Torre del Greco, Italy
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1998–2004 Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2005–2006 Lampre
2007 Tinkoff Credit Systems
2008 Preti Mangimi
Major wins
Tour de France, 2 stages
Italian National Road Race Champion (1999, 2002)

Salvatore Commesso (born 28 March 1975) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who most recently rode for UCI Professional Continental team Preti Mangimi.

He was born in Torre del Greco, Campania, and turned professional in 1998. That year he came in third in the Grand Prix Suisse and the Giro del Capo. He won the Italian National Championships and Stage 13 of the 1999 Tour de France in 1999.

Commesso won Stage 18 of the 2000 Tour de France and won the points competition in the Volta a Portugal in 2001.

In 2002, he again won the Italian Championship, as well as the Trofeo Matteotti and the Criterium d'Abruzzo.

He rode for the Saeco Macchine per Caffè team from 1998 to 2004. In 2005, the team merged with Lampre, with whom he came in second in the Giro del Veneto.

He rode for Lampre in the 2006 Tour de France and came in second in Stage 14.

Major results[edit]

[1]
1998 – Saeco Macchine per Caffè

Turned professional.

3rd, Grand Prix Suisse
3rd, Giro del Capo
1999 – Saeco
1st, Stage 13 – Tour de France
MaillotItalia.svg Italian National Road Race Championship
Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
2000 – Saeco
1st, Stage 18 – Tour de France
2001 – Saeco
Points ClassificationVolta a Portugal
2002 – Saeco
MaillotItalia.svg Italian National Road Race Championship
Trofeo Matteotti
Criterium d'Abruzzo
2003 – Saeco
2004 – Saeco
2005 – Lampre-Caffita
2006 – Lampre-Fondital
2nd, Stage 14 – Tour de France (Stage Combativity Award)

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