Enrico Gasparotto

Enrico Gasparotto

Gasparotto at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Enrico Gasparotto
Nickname Giallo
Born (1982-03-22) 22 March 1982
Sacile, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Wanty–Groupe Gobert
Discipline Road
Role Puncheur/classics specialist
Professional team(s)
2005–2007 Liquigas–Bianchi
2008 Barloworld
2009 Lampre–NGC
2010–2014 Astana
2015–2016 Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2017– Bahrain–Merida
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2007)

Stage races

Ster Elektrotoer (2008)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2005)
Amstel Gold Race (2012, 2016)


UCI Europe Tour (2007–2008)
Infobox last updated on
6 September 2016

Enrico Gasparotto (born 22 March 1982) is an Italian professional road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Continental team Wanty–Groupe Gobert.[1]


Born in Sacile, Gasparotto turned professional in 2005 with Liquigas–Bianchi and stayed with the team for three years. At the 2007 Giro d'Italia, Gasparotto led his Liquigas squad to a stage 1 team time trial win and wore the pink jersey the following day.

Gasparotto achieved his first Classics victory at the 2012 Amstel Gold Race; he won the race in an uphill finish, after Óscar Freire was caught 90 m (300 ft) before the finish line,[2] and Gasparotto out-sprinted Lotto–Belisol's Jelle Vanendert and Peter Sagan of Liquigas–Cannondale.[3] One week later, he took part in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, finishing third by beating a small group to the sprint in a race won by fellow Astana teammate, Maxim Iglinsky.[4]

At the Vuelta a España, bad luck hit Gasparotto and the Astana squad on the very first stage, a 16.5 km (10.3 mi) Team Time Trial held in Pampeluna. His team-mates Paolo Tiralongo, Alexsandr Dyachenko, Andrey Zeits and Gasparotto himself crashed in an accident that was not picked up by the television cameras. His teammates could pick themselves up and continue, as did Gasparotto, but it was revealed that his collarbone was fractured in three places and he had to abandon the Spanish race.[5]

Gasparotto took a second Amstel Gold triumph when he won the 2016 edition of the race, defeating Michael Valgren in a two-up sprint after the pair broke away from the main group in the closing stages of the race. It was Gasparotto's first win since his 2012 victory, and he dedicated it to Antoine Demoitié, his team-mate who had died after a crash at Gent–Wevelgem the previous month.[6]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Stage 5 Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 Volta a Catalunya
3rd Overall Uniqa Classic
1st Memorial Cimurri
3rd Coppa Sabatini
1st Stage 1 TTT Giro d'Italia
Held after Stages 1 & 3
2nd Overall Post Danmark Rundt
1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 3
1st Giro della Romagna
2nd Coppa Placci
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1
3rd GP Lugano
5th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
7th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Sprints Classification, Tour de Suisse
2nd Overall Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
3rd Coppa Bernocchi
8th Gran Premio Bioera
1st Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd Amstel Gold Race
9th Strade Bianche
4th Tre Valli Varesine
1st Amstel Gold Race
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Giro di Lombardia
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
9th Amstel Gold Race
8th Amstel Gold Race
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
8th Amstel Gold Race
9th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Amstel Gold Race
2nd Brabantse Pijl
5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Overall Tour of Belgium

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 97 92 60 WD 66 97
Yellow jersey Tour 95
red jersey Vuelta 82 68 78

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. "Enrico Gasparotto at Procyclingstats.com". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. "Freire says headwind blighted his chances of winning Amstel Gold Race". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  3. "Gasparotto wins Amstel stunner". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  4. "Maxim Iglinsky wins Liège – Bastogne – Liège". Velo News. VeloNews.com. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  5. Ben Atkins (19 August 2012). "Vuelta a Espana: Fractured collarbone for Enrico Gasparotto in team time trial crash". Velo Nation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  6. "Enrico Gasparotto dedicates Amstel Gold win to Antoine Demoitié". theguardian.com. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.

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