Diego Ulissi

Diego Ulissi

Ulissi at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Diego Ulissi
Born (1989-07-15) 15 July 1989
Cecina, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Lampre–Merida
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur/All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2010– Lampre–Farnese Vini
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
6 individual stages (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Single-day races and Classics

Milano–Torino (2013)
Giro dell'Emilia (2013)
Infobox last updated on
18 May 2016

Diego Ulissi (born 15 July 1989 in Cecina) is an Italian road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Lampre–Merida.[1]


He won the Junior World Road Race Championships in 2006 and 2007. He is the second cyclist ever – after Giuseppe Palumbo – to achieve two consecutive World Junior Road titles. He was awarded stage 17 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Giovanni Visconti was relegated for improper sprinting.[2]

In June 2011 he won one stage,[3] and the overall classification at the Tour of Slovenia.[4]

In June 2014 it was announced that Ulissi had failed a drug test during the 2014 Giro d'Italia, during which he won two stages. He tested positive for the asthma drug salbutamol, which is found in Ventolin. Ulissi had permission to use Ventolin, however the test indicated that he had almost twice the permitted concentration of salbutamol in his urine.[5] He received a nine-month suspension ending in March 2015.[6] After this hiatus, Ulissi came back to win Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia in Fiuggi.[7]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
8th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 17 Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Young rider classification
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
2nd Milano–Torino
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Points classification
1st Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
9th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 2
1st Milano–Torino
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
2nd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
2nd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Young rider classification
7th Overall Paris–Nice
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 5 & 8
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 2
3rd Gran Premio di Lugano
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
2nd Japan Cup
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
5th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 3
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 4 & 11
1st Circuito de Getxo
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Slovenia
2nd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
3rd Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
5th Milano–Torino
6th Trofeo Laigueglia
7th Strade Bianche
7th Amstel Gold Race
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
8th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Giro dell'Emilia

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 41 21 WD 64 21
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 32

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


See also

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