Giampaolo Caruso

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.

Giampaolo Caruso
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Giampaolo Caruso.jpg
Caruso at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameGiampaolo Caruso
Born (1980-08-15) 15 August 1980 (age 40)
Avola, Italy
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClimber
Professional teams
2008–2010Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce
2010–2015Team Katusha[1]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Milano–Torino (2014)


Born in Avola, Caruso was accused in the Operación Puerto doping case, but his case was soon dropped by the Spanish federation.[2] The Italian Olympic Committee wanted him suspended for two years, but he was acquitted of involvement by the Court for Arbitration for Sport.[3]

He had a contract with Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce through 2011,[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] He was given a two-year ban.

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Giro d'Italia 19 12 46 42 41 DNF
  Tour de France 37 90
  Vuelta a España 72 59 36 49 15
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Team Katusha (KAT) – RUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ Kenny, John (1 August 2006). "Caruso case dropped by Spanish federation". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  3. ^ Zalewski, Mark (23 January 2009). "Caruso acquitted of Puerto involvement". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  4. ^ Brown, Gregor (10 November 2009). "Giampaolo Caruso renews with Ceramica Flaminia for two years". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  5. ^ Stephen Farrand (6 April 2010). "Katusha signs Giampaolo Caruso". Cycling news. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Giampaolo Caruso returns positive EPO test". Immediate Media Company. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ Val Migliaccio (11 October 2012). "Cycling body in disgrace after Tour Down Under stage winner exposed as drug cheat". Retrieved 11 October 2012.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Giampaolo Caruso at Wikimedia Commons