Mauro Gianetti

Mauro Gianetti (born 16 March 1964 in Lugano) is a Swiss directeur sportif, and a former rider in professional road bicycle racing. Gianetti was employed as team manager for the Saunier Duval–Prodir cycling team throughout its existence between 2004 and 2011.

Mauro Gianetti
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Mauro Gianetti in 1997
Personal information
Full nameMauro Gianetti
Born (1964-03-16) 16 March 1964 (age 58)
Lugano, Switzerland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)
Team information
RoleRider & directeur sportif
Professional teams
1988Weinmann-La Suisse
1989–1991Helvetia-La Suisse
1995–1996Team Polti
1997–1998Française des Jeux
1999–2000Vini Caldirola
2001–2002Team Coast
Managerial teams
2002–2003Tacconi Sport
2004–2011Saunier Duval–Prodir
Medal record
Representing   Switzerland
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Lugano Elite Men's Road Race

Several riders have been sanctioned for doping violations that occurred during his tenure as directeur sportif, including Riccardo Riccò and Juan José Cobo. Gianetti currently sits on the Board of Directors of UAE Team Emirates.[1]

With over 30 professional victories, Gianetti's biggest career accomplishments as a rider include winning the 1995 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and Amstel Gold Race and representing Switzerland at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

His son Noé Gianetti was also a professional cyclist.[2]

Major resultsEdit

Directeur sportifEdit



1st, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st, Amstel Gold Race
2nd (Silver), World Cycling Championships – Road Race
3rd, Overall, Critérium International
1st, Stage 2

After retirementEdit

Gianetti became assistant director of Dante Lam, and helped to film the Milan leg of Taiwanese movie To The Fore.


  1. ^ "Mauro Gianetti - UAE team Emirates". 2018.
  2. ^ "Gianetti's son, Noè, joins Footon-Servetto". 27 November 2009.