Giampaolo Caruso (born 15 August 1980) is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2002 and 2015 for the Würth, Lampre–Fondital, LPR Brakes–Ballan, Ceramica Flaminia and Team Katusha squads.
Caruso at the 2015 Tour de France
|Full name||Giampaolo Caruso|
|Born||15 August 1980|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|2008–2010||Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce|
|One-day races and Classics|
Born in Avola, Caruso was accused in the Operación Puerto doping case, but his case was soon dropped by the Spanish federation. The Italian Olympic Committee wanted him suspended for two years, but he was acquitted of involvement by the Court for Arbitration for Sport.
He had a contract with Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce through 2011, but on 6 April 2010, after the Giro d'Italia organizers had announced that Ceramica Flaminia was not invited to the race, he was allowed to break his contract and to sign with Team Katusha, who assumed the contract through its duration. The Team Katusha signed him mainly in order to put him at the head of the team in the Giro d'Italia. In late 2011 he prolonged his contract for the upcoming season.
In August 2015, it was announced that Caruso had returned a positive test for EPO in March, 2012. He was given a two-year ban.
- 1st Giro del Belvedere
- 3rd Gran Premio di Poggiana
- 1st Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
- 2nd Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
- 2nd Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
- 3rd Giro del Belvedere
- 4th Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
- 5th Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
- 8th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 9th Overall Paris–Corrèze
4th Overall Tour Down Under 1st Stage 5 4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
- 10th Amstel Gold Race
- 10th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 4th Giro di Lombardia
- 8th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 5th Overall Tour of Slovenia
- 5th Overall Tour of Austria
- 5th Giro dell'Emilia
- 6th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
- 8th Coppa Placci
- 10th Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal
- 10th Giro dell'Appennino
- 1st Overall Brixia Tour
- 1st Stages 2 & 5
- 3rd Overall Route du Sud
- 4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
- 5th Trofeo Melinda
- 7th Overall Tour of Austria
- 7th Overall Giro del Trentino
- 7th Giro dell'Appennino
- 9th Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
- 10th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
- 7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 1st Stage 3 (TTT)
- 10th Giro di Lombardia
3rd Trofeo Melinda
- 4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 5th GP Miguel Induráin
- 7th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
- 9th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
- 9th Strade Bianche
- 1st Milano–Torino
- 4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
- 6th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
- 10th Strade Bianche
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||90|
|Vuelta a España||72||59||—||—||—||—||36||—||—||49||15||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- "Team Katusha (KAT) – RUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- Kenny, John (1 August 2006). "Caruso case dropped by Spanish federation". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Zalewski, Mark (23 January 2009). "Caruso acquitted of Puerto involvement". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Brown, Gregor (10 November 2009). "Giampaolo Caruso renews with Ceramica Flaminia for two years". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Stephen Farrand (6 April 2010). "Katusha signs Giampaolo Caruso". Cycling news. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- "Giampaolo Caruso returns positive EPO test". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- Val Migliaccio (11 October 2012). "Cycling body in disgrace after Tour Down Under stage winner exposed as drug cheat". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
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