Mario Scirea

Mario Scirea (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ʃiˈrɛːa]; born 7 August 1964) is a former Italian racing cyclist.

Mario Scirea
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Personal information
Born (1964-08-07) 7 August 1964 (age 55)
Oltre il Colle, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1989Café de Colombia
1990–1993Chateau d'Ax–Salotti
1994–1995Team Polti–Vaporetto
1996–2001Saeco–AS Juvenes San Marino
2002Acqua & Sapone
2003–2004Domina Vacanze–Elitron

CareerEdit

Scirea was a professional for 15 years, riding with six different teams throughout his career. He rode in 29 Grand Tours between 1989 and 2004.[1][2] He also rode in the team time trial event at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[3] From 1996 until the end of his career in 2004, he rode with Mario Cipollini.

Scirea's only major victory was in 1987, when he won the World Time Trial Team Championships with teammates Roberto Fortunato, Eros Poli and Flavio Vanzella. He also finished second in the same event the previous year.

His only notable win as a professional was stage two of the Hofbrau Cup in 1996.

Major resultsEdit

1986
2nd World Time Trial Team Championships
1987
1st   World Time Trial Team Championships (with Roberto Fortunato, Eros Poli and Flavio Vanzella)
1996
1st Stage 2 Hofbrau Cup

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
  Giro d'Italia 131 105 115 85 102 95 DNF 61 67 56 121 109 84 121
  Tour de France DNF 107 120 DNF 98 DNF DNF DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 117 106 112 DNF 113 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Scirea". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Mario Scirea". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Mario Scirea". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 August 2014.

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