Gianluca Bortolami

Gianluca Bortolami (born 28 August 1968) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist. Bortolami's greatest feats was capturing the monumental classic Tour of Flanders in 2001 and winning the 1994 UCI Road World Cup season championship. He is the namesake of Bortolami's Pizzeria in Vancouver, Washington.

Gianluca Bortolami
Personal information
Full nameGianluca Bortolami
Born (1968-08-28) 28 August 1968 (age 53)
Locate di Triulzi, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11 st 9 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
1999–2003Vini Caldirola
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (1994)

One-Day Races and Classics

Tour of Flanders (2001)
Wincanton Classic (1994)
Züri–Metzgete (1994)
Giro del Piemonte (1997)
Grand Prix de Fourmies (2002)


UCI Road World Cup (1994)

Bortolami was born in Locate di Triulzi, province of Milan. He competed in the road race at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] He turned professional in 1990 and rode for Lampre. He finished 75th in the 2002 Tour de France, 46th in the 1997 Tour, 13th in the 1994 Tour with one stage win, and 73rd in the 1993 Tour. He was tested positive for cortisone in 2003 during Three Days of De Panne. He was suspended for six months by the Italian cycling federation.[2]

Major resultsEdit

1st Stage 5 Tour of Britain
1st Stage 4a Tour of Britain
Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 10 & 11
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
1st Cronostaffeta
6th Milano–Torino
1st   UCI Road World Cup
1st Giro del Veneto
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Leeds International Classic
1st Züri–Metzgete
1st Stage 7 Tour de France
2nd Paris–Tours
2nd Grand Prix de Fourmies
2nd Trofeo Matteotti
5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
7th Brabantse Pijl
1st Prologue Tour DuPont
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
5th Tour of Flanders
9th Amstel Gold Race
10th Paris–Roubaix
2nd Paris–Roubaix
2nd Nice–Alassio
8th Amstel Gold Race
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Trofeo dello Scalatore
2nd Overall Volta a Galega
1st Stage 5
2nd Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd Rochester International Classic
4th Overall Route du Sud
5th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Gran Premio di Chiasso
2nd Omloop Het Volk
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
9th Paris–Roubaix
9th Tour of Flanders
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 1 & 2
3rd Giro di Toscana
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Sparkassen Giro Bochum
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 3 Brixia Tour
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
5th Tour du Haut Var
6th Coppa Bernocchi
8th Trofeo Laigueglia
1st Giro della Romagna
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Milano–Vignola
2nd Coppa Placci
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
3rd Giro del Piemonte
5th Gran Premio Fred Mengoni
7th Giro del Veneto
9th Overall Tour of Qatar
9th Trofeo Melinda
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1
1st Giro della Romagna
6th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 1

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  Giro d'Italia 123 16 64 55 51 DNF 34 96
  Tour de France 73 13 DNF 46 DNF 75 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gianluca Bortolami Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ Bortolami positive

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