Stefano Pirazzi

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Stefano Pirazzi
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Personal information
Full name Stefano Pirazzi
Born (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 31)
Alatri, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Suspended
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2007–2009 Palazzago Saclà Maiet
Professional team(s)
2010–2017 Colnago–CSF Inox
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
Mountains classification (2013)
1 individual stage (2014)

Stefano Pirazzi (born 11 March 1987) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who is currently suspended from the sport due to a positive doping test.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Alatri, Pirazzi has competed as a professional since 2010, joining Colnago–CSF Inox from the amateur ranks; his twin brother Roberto is also a cyclist, and was also a member of the Palazzago Rad Logistica team with Stefano in 2009.[2]

In May 2017, one day before the start of the 2017 Giro d'Italia, the UCI announced that Pirazzi and Bardiani–CSF team-mate Nicola Ruffoni had tested positive for growth hormone-releasing peptides in out-of-competition controls carried out the previous month.[3] Later that month the UCI confirmed that both riders' B-samples had also tested positive, leading Bardiani–CSF to confirm that they would terminate both riders' contracts.[4] In October, Pirazzi was given a four-year ban backdated to the date of the original announcement – as a result, he is unable to compete again until May 2021.[1]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2007
1st Stage 3 Giro delle Regioni
4th Giro del Canavese
6th Gara Ciclistica Milionaria
8th Overall Volta a Lleida
1st Stages 4 & 5b
2008
7th Cronoscalata Gardone Valtrompia
2009
1st Gara Milionaria Montappone
3rd Trofeo Internazionale Bastianelli
6th Giro del Cigno
2011
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Giro del Trentino
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2012
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Tirreno–Adriatico
2013
1st Jersey blue.svg Mountains classification Giro d'Italia
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Overall Giro del Trentino
2014
1st Stage 17 Giro d'Italia
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2015
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
2016
1st Stage 4 Settimana Coppi e Bartali

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 120 61 46 44 85 22 18
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pirazzi handed four-year ban for doping - News Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "La Palazzago sestoautoveicoli pronta per un triplice impegno" [The sixth Palazzago season ready for a triple engagement]. BergamoSportNews.com (in Italian). Bergamo Sport News. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Two Bardiani CSF riders positive in out-of-competition control". cyclingnews.com. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pirazzi and Ruffoni sacked by Bardiani CSF as B-samples come back positive". cyclingnews.com. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 

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