Emanuele Sella

Emanuele Sella (born 9 January 1981) is an Italian former road racing cyclist,[1] who competed professionally between 2004 and 2015 for the CSF Group–Navigare, Carmiooro NGC and Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec teams.

Emanuele Sella
Sella Spandelles RDS 2012.jpg
Sella at the 2012 Route du Sud
Personal information
Full nameEmanuele Sella
Born (1981-01-09) 9 January 1981 (age 39)
Vicenza, Italy
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional teams
2004–2008Ceramica Panaria–Margres
2009–2010Carmiooro A Style
2011–2015Androni Giocattoli
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2004)
Single-day races
Coppa Ugo Agostoni (2012)
Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato (2012)


In out of competition control testing, on 23 July 2008, Vicenza-born Sella was found to test positive for CERA, the third generation EPO according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.[2] Sella confirmed that he had used EPO when he was called to testify in front of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) on 8 August 2008. This resulted in him being suspended for a year, starting 19 August 2008.[3]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1st Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
1st Trofeo Cittá di Castelfidardo
1st Stage 11 Giro d'Italia
1st Overall Brixia Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2b
3rd Gran Premio di Lugano
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 3 Brixia Tour
1st Stage 5 Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 14, 15 & 20 (Disqualified for doping)
3rd Overall Cinturó de l'Empordà
1st Stage 3
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
3rd Overall Tour of Austria
1st   Overall Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stages 1b & 3
2nd Overall Giro dell'Appennino
2nd Classica Sarda Olbia-Pantogia
3rd Tour de Langkawi
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
1st   Mountains classification Route du Sud
10th Giro dell'Emilia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Giro d'Italia 12 10 26 11 6 35 45 58 63
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

; Voided results = struck through.


  1. ^ Ryan, Barry (5 January 2016). "10 riders who retired in 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2008/aug08/aug06news-Giro's-king-of-the-mountain-Sella-positive-for-EPO-CERA. Retrieved 05AUG2008.
  3. ^ http://www.velonews.com/article/81475/sella-tells-coni-he-used-epo.AgenceFrancePresse[permanent dead link]. Retrieved 08AUG2008.

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