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Elia Viviani (born 7 February 1989) is an Italian professional cyclist, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step.[3] On 10 May 2015, Viviani won his first Grand Tour stage victory at the Giro d'Italia, winning stage 2 in a bunch sprint before Moreno Hofland and André Greipel.[4][5] In August 2016 Viviani won gold in the omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Viviani's nickname in the peloton is "Il Veggente" for his ability to foresee line moves of other sprinters during the sprint.[citation needed]

Elia Viviani
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Viviani at the 2018 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameElia Viviani
Born (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 30)
Isola della Scala, Italy
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamDeceuninck–Quick-Step
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
2008–2010Marchiol–Liquigas–Site
Professional team(s)
2010–2014Liquigas–Doimo
2015–2017Team Sky
2018–Quick-Step Floors[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2019)
Giro d'Italia
Points classification (2018)
5 individual stages (2015, 2018)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2018)

Stage races

Dubai Tour (2018)

One-day races and Classics

European Road Race Championships (2019)
National Road Race Championships (2018)
EuroEyes Cyclassics (2017, 2018, 2019)
Bretagne Classic (2017)
Three Days of Bruges–De Panne (2018)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (2019)
London–Surrey Classic (2019)

CareerEdit

Team SkyEdit

2015 seasonEdit

Viviani signed for Team Sky on 24 October 2014 after considering offers from Orica–GreenEdge and BMC Racing Team. He chose Team Sky because they were willing to help tailor his road programme to help with his track ambitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[6] After winning on Stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, Elia headed to the Track World Championships in Yvelines winning two medals including bronze in his focused Olympic event, the Omnium. Back on the road Viviani made a big leap forward, consistantly winning at World Tour level winning stages at the Tour de Romandie, the Eneco Tour and winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Giro d'Italia on stage 2 into Genova.[7] He ended the season well becoming the European Track Champion in the Omnium, gaining Olympic qualification points in the process.[8] He also won three stages at the Tour of Britain and finished where he started the season, winning in the middle east, this time at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

2016 seasonEdit

Quick-StepEdit

2018 seasonEdit

 
Viviani at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Viviani signed for Quick-Step Floors team before the 2018 season, replacing Marcel Kittel who joined Team Katusha–Alpecin.[9] He got off to a good start winning Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under, the 50th victory since his professional debut in 2010. He continued the momentum in the middle east where he won his first major overall title and two stage wins at the Dubai Tour as well as a stage in the Abu Dhabi Tour. He returned to Europe for his first big objective of the season where he came 19th at Milan–San Remo. He added another success in Belgium at the Three Days of Bruges–De Panne but suffered an emotional defeat at Gent–Wevelgem, finishing in second place behind Peter Sagan.[10]

2019 seasonEdit

He again got off to a good start in Australia winning the 1st Stage of the Tour Down Under, and followed it up with the One-day classic Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, going one better than the previous year. Viviani's next win came at the UAE Tour a month later as he had an easier build up to the two grand tours he was penciled it to compete in, at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France. After winning Stage 3 of the Tirreno–Adriatico, he encounted a dry spell mainly due to bad luck at the Giro d'Italia, where he was disqualified after winning a sprint on Stage 3 into Orbetello after he was adjudged to have illegally blocked Trek-Segafredo's Matteo Moschetti.[11] After last year's success, he failed to win a single stage in his home tour while wearing the national champions jersey. In his build up to the tour he won two sprints in a row at the Tour de Suisse, before going onto win his first stage at the Tour de France into Nancy.[12] Viviani came out of the tour on top form winning winning the London–Surrey Classic and the next day, the rumours that he was to join Cofidis were confirmed as they looked to strengthen their roster ahead of a possible bid at becoming a World Tour team for the 2020 season, taking leadout man Fabio Sabatini with him from Deceuninck–Quick-Step.[13] After losing his National Jersey in June, he earned the right to wear a non standard team kit again for the following year after he won the European Championships on 11 August in Alkmaar. He won from a three man break following the attack from trade teammate Yves Lampaert, and beating him and Pascal Ackermann in the sprint[14]

Major resultsEdit

RoadEdit

2005
European Youth Summer Olympic Festival
1st Road race
1st Criterium
2nd Road race, National Cadet Road Championships
2009
4th ZLM Tour
7th La Côte Picarde
2010
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a Cuba
1st Stage 7 Tour of Turkey
3rd Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2011
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Tour de Mumbai I
1st Coppa Città di Stresa
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stages 4 & 5
Giro di Padania
1st   Points classification
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
2nd Tour de Mumbai II
2012
1st   Overall Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2a Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 6 Tour de San Luis
2nd Memorial Marco Pantani
2013
1st   Overall Tour of Elk Grove
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 1 Tour of Britain
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th GP Ouest–France
7th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2014
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Stage 3 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 4 Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 4 USA Pro Challenge
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
9th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
Giro d'Italia
Held   after Stages 5 & 6
2015
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2
Held   after Stages 2–5, 7–9, 13–16
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 8
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour de Romandie
2nd Trofeo Santanyi–Ses Salines–Campos
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2016
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne
2017
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Bretagne Classic
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 3 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 2 Route du Sud
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd   Road race, UEC European Road Championships
2nd Scheldeprijs
3rd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
5th Overall Dubai Tour
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
5th Coppa Bernocchi
6th Memorial Marco Pantani
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th Milan–San Remo
2018
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2, 3, 13 & 17
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 3, 10 & 21
1st   Overall Dubai Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
Adriatica Ionica Race
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 2, 4 & 5
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd London–Surrey Classic
2nd Dwars door het Hageland
6th UCI World Tour
2019
1st   Road race, UEC European Road Championships
1st Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
1st London–Surrey Classic
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
UAE Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 5
Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Stage 4 Tour de France
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Tacx Pro Classic
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 119 145 125 DNF 132 DNF
  Tour de France 162 130
  Vuelta a España 128 145

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 108 108 84 9 19 65
Tour of Flanders DNF DNF DNF
Paris–Roubaix DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not yet contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 3 DNF
Gent–Wevelgem 15 DNF DNF 2 19
Scheldeprijs DNF 46 2
London–Surrey Classic 9 28 11 2 1
Hamburg Cyclassics 78 5 14 1 1 1
Bretagne Classic 7 31 15 1

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Olympic Games Time trial Not held Not held Not held
Road race 38
Omnium 1
  World Championships Time trial
Road race 80 89 20 57
  European Championships Time trial Not held
Road race 2 20 1
  National Championships Time trial 17
Road race DNF 33 DNF 1 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress

TrackEdit

2006
1st   Scratch race, UEC European Junior Track Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Madison
1st   Team sprint
3rd   Madison, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2007
UEC European Junior Track Championships
1st   Points race
3rd   Madison
1st   Madison, National Track Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Team sprint
3rd   Scratch race
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2008
UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
1st   Scratch race
3rd   Omnium
3rd   Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch race
2009
1st   Scratch race, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Omnium
2nd Madison
2010
National Track Championships
1st   Omnium
3rd Madison
2011
UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Points race
2nd   Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
1st   Points race
2nd   Scratch race
2nd   Team pursuit
2nd   Kilo
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Jacopo Guarnieri)
2nd   Scratch race, UCI Track World Championships
3rd   Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
3rd   Omnium – Astana, UCI Track World Cup
2012
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Points race
3rd   Madison (with Angelo Ciccone)
3rd   Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st   Derny
1st   Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st   Team pursuit
1st 3 Sere di Bassano del Grappa (with Franco Marvulli)
2013
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Madison (with Liam Bertazzo)
National Track Championships
1st   Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Individual pursuit
2nd   Kilo
2nd   Team sprint
3rd   Derny
3rd   Scratch race
2014
1st   Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st   Omnium
2nd   Individual pursuit
2015
1st   Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Alex Buttazzoni)
UCI Track World Championships
2nd   Madison (with Marco Coledan)
3rd   Omnium
2016
1st   Omnium, Olympic Games
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Michele Scartezzini)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
2017
1st Six Days of Turin (with Francesco Lamon)
2018
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Omnium
1st Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
3rd   Omnium – London, UCI Track World Cup
2019
1st   Elimination race, UEC European Track Championships
1st   Omnium, National Track Championships
1st Six Days of London (with Simone Consonni)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Elia Viviani, Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling team". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Team Sky's Elia Viviani to leave for Quick-Step Floors at end of season". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  3. ^ Torrego, José María (23 December 2018). "El Deceuninck Quick Step busca no sucumbir del cetro mundial del ciclismo en 2019" [The Deceuninck Quick Step seeks not to succumb from the cycling world title in 2019]. La Guía del Ciclismo (in Spanish). Digipress Ibérica SL. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Elia Viviani wins stage 2; Michael Matthews takes lead at Giro". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Elia Viviani wins stage two as Michael Matthews takes lead". Sky Sports. 2015 Sky. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Elia Viviani signs for Team Sky". road.cc. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Elia Viviani sprints to Giro d'Italia stage two win". Cycling Weekly. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  8. ^ "European Track Championships Day 4: Viviani wins second straight Omnium title". cyclingnews. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Elia Viviani signs for Quick Step Floors through 2019". quickstepfloorscycling. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Tearful Viviani rues missed chance as Sagan wins Gent-Wevelgem". cyclingnews. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Giro d'Italia stage three result: Elia Viviani disqualified in chaotic finish as Fernando Gaviria handed win". The Independent. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Tour de France: Elia Viviani edges Kristoff in stage four bunch sprint". The Guardian. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Viviani signs for Cofidis". Cycling News. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Elia Viviani 'had to change tactic' to secure European champion's jersey". Cycling Weekly. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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