Fassa Bortolo

Fassa Bortolo (2000–2005) was a professional road bicycle racing team founded in 2000 and led by Giancarlo Ferretti. Dubbed the 'Silver Team', it managed to be one of the most successful teams of the era, not in the least due to top sprinter Alessandro Petacchi. In its six competitive years, Fassa Bortolo won over 200 races, including stages in all three Grand Tours. It was one of the inaugural 20 UCI ProTour teams in 2005.

Fassa Bortolo
Team information
UCI codeFAS
RegisteredItaly
Founded2000 (2000)
Disbanded2005
Discipline(s)Road
Key personnel
General managerGiancarlo Ferretti
Team name history
2005 - ProTour
2000-2004
Div. I
Fassa Bortolo (FAS)
Fassa Bortolo
(FAS)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Jersey

Fassa Bortolo stopped the sponsorship of the team after 2005. Efforts to find a new co-sponsor for 2006 proved unsuccessful. On October 14, 2005, a man claiming to represent proposed new sponsor Sony Ericsson turned out to be an imposter, leaving all staff and riders unemployed.[1]

Petacchi and some of his helpers moved to the new Team Milram, a continuation of the Domina Vacanze Team. The other Fassa Bortolo riders all moved to different teams.

Team 2005Edit

The main part of the riders signed early contracts with new teams for 2006, and eventually all riders found new teams.

Name Birthday Nationality 2006 team
Andrus Aug 22.05.1972   Estonia Acqua & Sapone
Fabio Baldato 13.06.1968   Italy Tenax
Lorenzo Bernucci 15.09.1979   Italy T-Mobile Team
Paolo Bossoni 02.07.1976   Italy Tenax
Marzio Bruseghin 15.06.1974   Italy Lampre–Fondital
Fabian Cancellara 18.03.1981    Switzerland Team CSC
Francesco Chicchi 27.11.1981   Italy Quick-Step–Innergetic
Massimo Codol 27.02.1973   Italy Tenax
Claudio Corioni 26.12.1982   Italy Lampre–Fondital
Mauro Facci 11.05.1982   Italy Barloworld
Juan Antonio Flecha 17.09.1977   Spain Rabobank
Dario Frigo 18.09.1973   Italy Fired for doping[2]
Massimo Giunti 29.07.1974   Italy Naturino
Volodymyr Hustov 15.02.1977   Ukraine Team CSC
Andrej Hauptman 05.05.1975   Slovenia Radenska
Kim Kirchen 03.07.1978   Luxembourg T-Mobile Team
Gustav Larsson 20.09.1980   Sweden Team CSC
Vincenzo Nibali 14.11.1984   Italy Liquigas
Alberto Ongarato 24.07.1975   Italy Team Milram
Alessandro Petacchi 03.01.1974   Italy Team Milram
Roberto Petito 01.02.1971   Italy Tenax
Fabio Sacchi 22.05.1974   Italy Team Milram
Julian Sanchez Pimienta 26.02.1980   Spain Comunidad Valenciana
Kanstantsin Sivtsov 09.08.1982   Belarus Acqua & Sapone
Matteo Tosatto 14.05.1974   Italy Quick-Step–Innergetic
Marco Velo 09.03.1974   Italy Team Milram

Major winsEdit

2000
Giro della Provincia di Lucca, Alessandro Petacchi
GP Città´ di Camaiore, Wladimir Belli
Paris–Nice Stage 3, Fabio Baldato
Paris–Nice Stage 5, Matteo Tosatto
Giro d'Italia Points classification, Dmitri Konyshev
Stage 6, Dmitri Konyshev
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 2, Nicola Loda
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 3 and 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de Suisse Stage 3, Wladimir Belli
Tour de Suisse Stage 7, Marco Fincato
Giro di Romagna et Coppa Placci, Dmitry Konyshev
Vuelta a España, Stage 8, 12 – Alessandro Petacchi
Giro di Lombardia, Raimondas Rumsas
2001
GP Città´ di Camaiore, Michele Bartoli
Route du Sud Overall, Francesco Casagrande
Giro del Trentino, Francesco Casagrande
Tour Mediterranean Stage 1, Ivan Basso
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Michele Bartoli
Paris–Nice Overall, Dario Frigo
Stage 6, Dario Frigo
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco Overall, Raimondas Rumsas
Stage 5b, Raimondas Rumsas
Tour de Romandie Overall, Dario Frigo
Giro d’Italia Stage 12, Matteo Tosatto
Giro d’Italia Stage 15, Dario Frigo
Euskal Bizikleta Stage 4a, Alessandro Petacchi
Euskal Bizikleta Stage 5, Ivan Basso
  Lithuania National Road Championship, Raimondas Rumsas
  Russia National Road Championship, Dmitry Konyshev
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 3, Kim Kirchen
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 5, Fabio Baldato
Tour de Suisse Stage 5, Dmitry Konyshev
Tour de Suisse Stage 6, Serguei Ivanov
Tour de France, Stage 9 – Serguei Ivanov
Coppa Agostoni, Francesco Casagrande
Trofeo Melinda, Francesco Casagrande
Tour de Pologne Stage 4, Alessandro Petacchi
Ster Elektrotoer Stage 3, Luca Mazzanti
Coppa Sabatini, Dmitri Konyshev
2002
Giro del Trentino, Francesco Casagrande
Coppa Placci, Matteo Tosatto
Trofeo dell´Etna, Fabio Baldato
Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda, Tadej Valjavec
Tour Mediterranean Overall, Michele Bartoli
Stage 4, Michele Bartoli
Stage 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Trofeo Luis Puig, Sergei Ivanov
Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana Stage 1, 2 & 3, Alessandro Petacchi
Paris–Nice Stage 1 & 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale, Francesco Casagrande
KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde Stage 3a, Fabio Baldato
Amstel Gold Race, Michele Bartoli
Tour de Berne, Kim Kirchen
Tour de Suisse Stage 5, Francesco Casagrande
  Ukraine National Road Championship, Serhiy Honchar
Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Alessandro Petacchi
Ronde van Nederland Overall, Kim Kirchen
Stage 3, Alessandro Petacchi
Stage 5, Sergei Ivanov
Vuelta a España Stage 12, Alessandro Petacchi
Giro dell'Emilia, Michele Bartoli
Milano–Torino, Michele Bartoli
Giro di Lombardia, Michele Bartoli
2003
Profronde van Oostvoorne, Alessandro Petacchi
Spektakel van Steenwijk, Alessandro Petacchi
Dwars door Gendringen, Alessandro Petacchi
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez
Criterium Aalst, Alessandro Petacchi
Ronde van Pijnacker, Alessandro Petacchi
Trofeo dell´Etna, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de Berne, Filippo Pozzato
Trofeo Laigueglia, Filippo Pozzato
Trofeo Luis Puig, Alessandro Petacchi
Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana Overall, Dario Frigo
Stage 1, Dario Frigo
Stage 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Paris–Nice Stage 1, Alessandro Petacchi
Paris–Nice Stage 4, Dario Frigo
Tirreno–Adriatico Overall, Filippo Pozzato
Stage 2, Filippo Pozzato
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme Overall, Dario Frigo
Stage 3, Marco Zanotti
Stage 4, Dario Frigo
Tour de Romandie Prologue, Fabian Cancellara
Giro d’Italia, Stage 1, 5, 6, 13, 16, 17, Alessandro Petacchi
Giro d’Italia, Stage 15, Aitor González Jiménez
Giro d’Italia, Stage 18, Dario Frigo
Tour de Belgium Stage 4, Fabian Cancellara
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 2, Nicola Loda
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 5, Serguei Ivanov
Tour de Suisse Prologue, Fabian Cancellara
  Slovenia National Road Championship, Tadej Valjavec
Trofeo Matteotti, Filippo Pozzato
Tour de France, Stage 1, 3, 5, 6, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de la Wallonne Stage 3, Michele Bartoli
Rothaus Regio-Tour International Overall, Volodymir Gustov
Stage 2a, Marco Zanotti
Ronde van Nederland Stage 1 & 2, Alessandro Petacchi
Vuelta a España, Stage 3, 5, 12, 14, 21, Alessandro Petacchi
Paris - Bruxelles, Kim Kirchen
Giro del Lazio, Michele Bartoli
Giro di Lombardia, Michele Bartoli
2004
Tour of Qatar Stage 4, Fabian Cancellara
Trofeo Laigueglia, Filippo Pozzato
Tirreno–Adriatico Stage 1, 2, 7, Alessandro Petacchi
Tirreno–Adriatico Stage 5, Roberto Petito
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme de Ciclisme Stage 1, Fabian Cancellara
Giro di Toscana, Matteo Tosatto
Giro d’Italia   Points Classification, Alessandro Petacchi
Most Combative classification, Alessandro Petacchi
Winner Azzurri d'Italia classification, Alessandro Petacchi
Stages 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 21, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 4, Fabian Cancellara
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 5, Kim Kirchen
  Luxembourg National Road Championship, Kim Kirchen
   Switzerland National Time Trial Championship, Fabian Cancellara
Tour de France, Prologue – Fabian Cancellara
Tour de France, Stage 7 – Filippo Pozzato
Tour de France, Stage 14 – Aitor González Jiménez
Züri-Metzgete, Juan Antonio Flecha
Ronde van Nederland Stage 3, Alessandro Petacchi
GP Kanton Aargau, Matteo Tosatto
Vuelta a España, Stage 2, 4, 7, 13, Alessandro Petacchi
Giro del Lazio, Juan Antonio Flecha
2005
GP Etruscan Coast, Alessandro Petacchi
Trophy Laigueglia, Kim Kirchen
Vuelta a Andalucia Stage 4, 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Trofeo Luis Puig, Alessandro Petacchi
Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana Overall, Alessandro Petacchi
Stage 1, 2, 5, Alessandro Petacchi
Stage 4, Juan Antonio Flecha
Milano–Torino, Fabio Sacchi
Tirreno–Adriatico Stage 1, 6, 7, Alessandro Petacchi
Paris–Nice Stage 4, Fabian Cancellara
2005 Milan–San Remo, Alessandro Petacchi
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme de Ciclisme Stage 1, Fabian Cancellara
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme de Ciclisme Stage 2, Claudio Corioni
International Cycling Week Stage 4, Kim Kirchen
Giro del Trentino Stage 4, Andrus Aug
Tour de Romandie Stage 1, 2, Alessandro Petacchi
Giro d’Italia, Stage 9, 12, 15, 20, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 2, Alberto Ongarato
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 3, Dario Frigo
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 4, Fabian Cancellara
Tour de France Stage 6, Lorenzo Bernucci
Tour de la Wallonne, Alberto Ongarato
Vuelta a España,   Points Classification, Alessandro Petacchi
Stage 3, 4, 8, 12, 21, Alessandro Petacchi
Tour de Pologne Overall, Kim Kirchen
Stage 7, Kim Kirchen

National championsEdit

2001
1st   Lithuanian National Road Championship, Raimondas Rumsas
1st   Russian National Road Championship, Dmitry Konyshev
2002
1st   Ukrainian National Road Championship, Serhiy Honchar
2003
1st   Slovenian National Road Championship, Tadej Valjavec
2004
1st   Luxembourg National Road Championship, Kim Kirchen
1st   Swiss National Time Trial Championship, Fabian Cancellara

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Les Clarke, "Ferretti falls flat; no Sony-Ericsson squad for 2006?", CyclingNews.com, October 14, 2005
  2. ^ "Frigo handed sentence for doping", BBC Sport, October 24, 2005