Mirko Celestino

Mirko Celestino (born 19 March 1974 in Albenga) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist, specializing in the classic cycle races. His biggest career achievements to date include winning the monumental classicGiro di Lombardia, the classic HEW Cyclassics and two-time winner of the semi-classic Milano–Torino. Since retiring from road racing, Celestino has been active in mountain bike racing, achieving a silver medal at the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships.

Mirko Celestino
Mirko Celestino Giro 2005.jpg
Celestino at the 2005 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameMirko Celestino
Born (1974-03-19) 19 March 1974 (age 47)
Albenga, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
Discipline
RoleRider
Professional teams
1996–2000Team Polti
2001–2004Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2005Domina Vacanze
2006–2007Team Milram
Major wins
Stage races
Settimana Coppi e Bartali (2003)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1999)
HEW Cyclassics (1999)
Milano–Torino (2001, 2003)
Giro dell'Emilia (1998)
Tre Valli Varesine (2001)

Others

Trittico Lombardo (1998)
Medal record

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1995
1st   Road race, European Under–23 Road Championships
1st GP Palio del Recioto
1996
4th Overall Regio-Tour
1997
2nd Coppa Placci
4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
6th Milan–San Remo
7th Trofeo Laigueglia
10th Paris–Brussels
1998
1st   Overall Regio-Tour
1st Stage 2
1st Giro dell'Emilia
2nd Giro del Lazio
2nd Coppa Placci
2nd Paris–Brussels
2nd Gran Premio di Chiasso
2nd Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
2nd Coppa Agostoni
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
3rd GP Industria Artigianato e Commercio Carnaghese
3rd GP Villafranca de Ordizia
6th Tre Valli Varesine
7th Milano–Torino
8th Trofeo Laigueglia
1999
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st HEW Cyclassics Cup
1st Coppa Placci
2nd Japan Cup Cycle Road Race
3rd Memorial Gastone Nencini
5th Giro del Lazio
8th Trofeo Laigueglia
9th Giro dell'Emilia
9th Paris–Brussels
2000
2nd Trofeo Pantalica
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
3rd Giro del Lazio
6th GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
10th Overall Giro della Provincia di Lucca
2001
1st Milano–Torino
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
2002
2nd Overall Brixia Tour
1st Stage 2
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
4th Gran Premio di Chiasso
5th Trofeo Pantalica
6th Giro di Toscana
6th Trofeo Laigueglia
7th GP Città di Camaiore
8th Coppa Sabatini
2003
1st   Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st Milano–Torino
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Gran Premio di Chiasso
2nd Giro del Lazio
3rd Overall Brixia Tour
3rd Coppa Sabatini
5th Rund um den Henninger Turm
5th HEW Cyclassics
5th Trofeo Melinda
7th GP de Fourmies
7th Trofeo Laigueglia
9th Coppa Placci
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2004
2nd Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 2
3rd GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
7th Tour du Haut Var
7th Gran Premio di Chiasso
9th Coppa Placci
9th Amstel Gold Race
2005
2nd Milano–Torino
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
3rd Coppa Sabatini
4th Rund um den Henninger Turm
4th GP Nobili Rubinetterie
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th Züri Metzgete
10th Overall Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
2006
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd GP Città di Camaiore
3rd Milano–Torino
4th Coppa Agostoni
6th Clásica de San Sebastián
6th Giro del Lazio
6th Memorial Marco Pantani
7th Trofeo Laigueglia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
  Giro d'Italia DNF 74 34
  Tour de France DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 73
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish

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