Davide Formolo (born 25 October 1992) is an Italian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates.[6] Formolo turned professional in 2014.[3]

Davide Formolo
Davide Formolo 2015TOA.jpg
Formolo at the 2015 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameDavide Formolo
NicknameRoccia[1]
English: Rock
Born (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 27)
Negrar, Italy
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2011–2013Petroli–Firenze
Professional team(s)
2014Cannondale
2015–2017Cannondale–Garmin[2][3]
2018–2019Bora–Hansgrohe[4][5]
2020–UAE Team Emirates
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2019)

BiographyEdit

Born on 25 October 1992, in Negrar, Italy, Formolo resides in Marano di Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy.[3][7]

He signed with Cannondale, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2014 season.[8][9]

Formolo signed with Cannondale–Garmin, a UCI WorldTeam, for the 2015 season.[10][11]

On 12 May 2015, at the Giro d'Italia, Formolo escaped with twenty riders, and successfully soloed, 14 kilometres (8.7 miles), to the finish.[12][13] He finished twenty-two seconds ahead of the peloton.[14][15] He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[16]

After two seasons with Bora–Hansgrohe, it was announced that Formolo would join UAE Team Emirates on a two-year contract from 2020.[6]

Major resultsEdit

2012
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
4th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
8th Overall Girobio
2013
2nd Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
2nd Trofeo Matteotti Under-23
3rd Coppa della Pace
4th Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
6th GP Capodarco
8th Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
9th Trofeo Edil C
10th Gran Premio di Poggiana
2014
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
4th Overall Tour of Turkey
6th Giro dell'Emilia
7th Overall Tour de Taiwan
7th Overall Tour de Suisse
7th Japan Cup
9th Gran Premio di Lugano
2015
1st Stage 4 Giro d'Italia
1st   Young rider classification Volta ao Algarve
3rd Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'Es Colomer
9th Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Overall Tour of Alberta
2016
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Overall Vuelta a España
2017
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
2018
6th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
2019
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya
2nd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2nd Tokyo 2020 Test Event
7th Overall Tour de Pologne

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 31 31 10 10 15
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 9 22 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La favola di Formolo. Una piccola "Roccia" che fa sognare l'Italia". La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Team Cannondale - Garmin (TCG) - USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Davide Formolo". Cannondale–Garmin. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Formolo signs with Bora-Hansgrohe to target Grand Tours". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe. Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b Ballinger, Alex (12 August 2019). "UAE Team Emirates make big moves to bolster squad, signing Davide Formolo and rising stars for 2020". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Davide Formolo". Liquigas. Sesto al Reghena, Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Brixia Sports SPA. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Cannondale Pro Cycling finalizes 2014 team roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Cannondale unveils 27-rider 2014 roster". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  10. ^ Stephen Farrand (11 September 2014). "Viviani close to joining Team Sky in 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  11. ^ Gregor Brown (7 November 2014). "Italians aim for fresh start on new U.S.-based Cannondale squad". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Davide Formolo claims stunning stage four victory". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group plc. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  13. ^ Spencer Powlison (12 May 2015). "Giro d'Italia stage 4 is Formolo's first pro win". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Formolo takes solo win on stage 4 in La Spezia". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Davide Formolo wins on dramatic day as Simon Clarke takes pink". Eurosport. Silver Spring, Maryland: Discovery Communications, Inc. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  16. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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