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 45)
Albenga, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team(s)
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)


Trittico Lombardo (1998)

Major resultsEdit

1996 – Polti
First year as a professional
1997 – Polti
1998 – Polti
1st, Tour d'Emilie
1st, Regio-Tour
1999 – Polti
1st, Giro di Lombardia
1st, HEW Cyclassics Cup
1st, Coppa Placci
2000 – Polti
2001 – Saeco
1st, Milano–Torino
1st, Tre Valli Varesine
1st, Trofeo Laigueglia
2002 – Saeco
1st, Brixia Tour stage 2
2003 – Saeco
1st, Milano–Torino
1st overall, Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
2004 – Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2nd overall and Stage 2 win, Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
DNF, Tour de France
2005 – Domina Vacanze
3rd, Amstel Gold Race
3rd, Giro dell'Emilia
2006 – Team Milram
DNF, Tour de France

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