Eddy Mazzoleni

Eddy Mazzoleni (born 29 July 1973) is a former Italian professional road bicycle racer who most recently rode for UCI ProTour Astana Team.

Eddy Mazzoleni
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Personal information
Full nameEddy Mazzoleni
NicknameMazzo
Born (1973-07-29) 29 July 1973 (age 49)
Bergamo, Italy
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional teams
1996–1999Saeco
2000Team Polti
2001–2002Tacconi-Vini Caldirola
2003Sidermec-Saunier Duval
2004Saeco
2005Lampre-Caffita
2006T-Mobile Team
2007Astana

BiographyEdit

He currently lives in Almenno San Bartolomeo, Italy. Mazzoleni is a talented climber and was a higher finisher on the General Classification in the 2005 Tour de France, notably he finished 3rd on stage 16 to Pau. He also finished 3rd overall in the 2007 Giro d'Italia behind 1st-place winner Danilo Di Luca and 2nd place Andy Schleck. His brother in-law is Ivan Basso. Mazzoleni left Astana on 16 July 2007, following implication in the Italian Oil for Drugs case.[1] On 8 April 2008 Mazzoleni was given a two-year suspension due to his involvement in this case.[2]

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.[3]

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Giro d'Italia 55 15 10 21 3
  Tour de France 71 70 DNF 13 26
 /  Vuelta a España DNF DNF 60 70
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Eddy Mazzoleni Profile". Yahoo! Sport UK. Yahoo! UK Limited. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-05-15. Retrieved 2006-06-22.
  • Gronemann, Lars Trap Friis (2006-04-22). "Eddy Mazzoleni - Italy". trap-friis.dk. Retrieved 2006-06-22.
  1. ^ "Mazzoleni reveals Astana departure". CNN.com. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2007-07-17.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Mazzoleni gets two year ban". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
  3. ^ "French Senate releases positive EPO cases from 1998 Tour de France". 24 July 2013.