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Bardiani–CSF[1] (UCI team code: BAR) is a professional continental cycling team registered in Italy that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team is managed by Bruno Reverberi with assistance from directeurs sportifs Fabiano Fontanelli and Roberto Reverberi. Reverberi has managed the team since 1982, when it started as Termolan. Navigare was an on-and-off title-sponsor since 1990, when the team was called Italbonifica-Navigare. The current main sponsor, Bardiani Valvole, became associated with the team in 2013, prior to which CSF Group (2008–12) and Ceramica Panaria (2000–2007) were main sponsors.

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Team information
UCI codeBAR
RegisteredItaly
Founded1982 (1982)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesGuerciotti
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerRoberto Reverberi
Team name history
1982–1983
1984–1986
1987–1989
1990–1992
1993–1995
1996
1997–1998
1999
2000
2001–2003
2004
2005–2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012
2013
2014–
Termolan
Santini
Selca
Italbonifica–Navigare
Navigare–Blue Storm
Scrigno–Blue Storm
Scrigno–Gaerne
Navigare–Gaerne
Ceramica Panaria–Gaerne
Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo
Ceramiche Panaria–Margres
Ceramica Panaria–Navigare
CSF Group–Navigare
Colnago–CSF Inox
Colnago–CSF Bardiani
Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox
Bardiani–CSF
Bardiani–CSF jersey
Jersey
Current season

DopingEdit

On the eve of the 2017 Giro d'Italia, the UCI announced that both Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni had given adverse analytical findings (AAFs) for growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRPs) in samples collected during out-of-competition doping tests conducted on 25 and 26 April 2017. With the team incurring first and second AAFs within a twelve-month period, the UCI aimed to enforce article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, allowing for suspension of the team from 15 to 45 days - casting doubt on their Giro appearance.[2][3]

In October, 2017, the team announced that Michael Bresciani had tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide in his first race as a professional. Diuretics can be used as a masking agents for other illegal doping products. The team could now face a 12-month ban due a third doping case in a given year.[4] Bresciani was hired by the team in order to fill the vacant spots left by Pirazzi and Ruffoni's dismissals.[5]

Team rosterEdit

As of 2 August 2019.[6][7]
Rider Date of birth
  Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 22)
  Enrico Barbin (ITA) (1990-03-04) 4 March 1990 (age 29)
  Michael Bresciani (ITA) (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 24)
  Giovanni Carboni (ITA) (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 24)
  Luca Covili (ITA) (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 22)
  Andrea Guardini (ITA) (1989-06-12) 12 June 1989 (age 30)
  Mirco Maestri (ITA) (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 27)
  Marco Maronese (ITA) (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 24)
Rider Date of birth
  Umberto Orsini (ITA) (1994-12-06) 6 December 1994 (age 24)
  Alessandro Pessot (ITA) (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24)
  Francesco Romano (ITA) (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 22)
  Lorenzo Rota (ITA) (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995 (age 24)
  Daniel Savini (ITA) (1997-09-26) 26 September 1997 (age 21)
  Manuel Senni (ITA) (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 (age 27)
  Paolo Simion (ITA) (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26)
  Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) (1992-05-29) 29 May 1992 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

National championsEdit

1998
  Ukraine Road Race Championships, Vladimir Duma
2000
  Ukraine Road Race Championships, Vladimir Duma
2002
  Australia Time Trial Championships, Nathan O'Neill
2003
  Ukraine Time Trial Championships, Sergiy Matveyev

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Bardiani – BAR Pro Team is ready for 2014". Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox. Aster Sport Ltd. 11 November 2013. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/uci-statement-nicola-ruffoni-stefano-pirazzi-and-uci-professional-continental-team-bardiani-csf/
  3. ^ http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/CleanSport/17/63/88/20170504ProvisionalsuspensionsEN_English.PDF
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bardiani-csf-rider-blames-positive-doping-test-on-his-mothers-medicine/
  5. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/bardiani-csf-face-12-month-ban-third-rider-tests-positive-blaming-mothers-diuretic-pill-355905
  6. ^ "Team". Bardiani–CSF. GM Sport SRL. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Bardiani CSF". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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