Nicola Minali

Nicola Minali
Personal information
Full name Nicola Minali
Born (1969-11-10) 10 November 1969
Isola della Scala, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1993 Mecair-Ballan
19941996 Gewiss–Ballan
1997 Batik-Del Monte
1998 Riso Scotti–MG Maglificio
1999 Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
2000 Alexia Alluminio
20012002 Tacconi Sport–Vini Caldirola
Major wins
Paris–Tours (1995, 1996)
Tour de France, 3 stages
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Vuelta a España, 7 stages
Infobox last updated on
14 October 2007

Nicola Minali (born 10 November 1969 in Isola della Scala, Veneto) is an Italian former road bicycle racer. He won a total of twelve stages in Grand Tours, including the prestigious Champs-Élysées stage in 1997 Tour de France. He also won the Paris–Tours classic two times.

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found positive for EPO when retested in 2004.[1]

Major results

1993 Mecair-Ballan
1st, Stage 2, Three Days of De Panne
1994 Gewiss-Ballan
1st, Stage 5, Tour de France
1st, Stages 2 and 5, Tour de Romandie
1st, Stage 2, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1995 Gewiss-Ballan
1st, Paris–Tours
1st, Stage 6, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stages 2, 4 and 5, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st, Stages 3 and 6, Tirreno–Adriatico
1st, Stage 3, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta a Aragón
1st, Stages 1, 6 and 11, Vuelta a España
1996 Gewiss-Playbus
1st, Paris–Tours
1st, Stage 5, Danmark Rundt
1st, Stages 1 and 5, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, Stages 2, 8, 9 and 16, Vuelta a España
1997 Batik-Del Monte
1st, Stage 1, Danmark Rundt
1st, Stage 3, Giro di Puglia
1st, Stage 1, Giro di Sardegna
1st, Stages 1 and 2, Gran Premio Jornal de Noticias
1st, Stages 4 and 21, Tour de France
1st, Stages 1 and 4, Volta ao Alentejo
1998 Riso Scotti-MG Maglificio
1st, Giro dell'Etna
1st, Stage 3, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 3a, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1st, Stage 5a, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st, Stage 5, Tour Méditerranéen
1999 Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
1st, Stage 1, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Stage 5, Settimana Lombarda
2001 Tacconi Sport
1st, Stage 5, Postgirot Open
1st, Stages 1 and 2, Tour of Rhodes


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/15/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.