Niccolò Bonifazio

Niccolò Bonifazio (born 9 October 1993) is an Italian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team TotalEnergies.[5]

Niccolò Bonifazio
Fourmies - Grand Prix de Fourmies, 6 septembre 2015 (B195).JPG
Bonifazio in 2015
Personal information
Full nameNiccolò Bonifazio
Born (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 29)
Cuneo, Italy
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam TotalEnergies
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2012–2013GSC Viris Maserati A.S.D
2013Lampre–Merida (stagiaire)[1]
Professional teams
2019–Direct Énergie[3][4]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Gran Premio di Lugano (2015)


Early careerEdit

Bonifazio was born in Cuneo.

Bonifazio's professional career began in 2013 when he rode as a stagiaire for UCI WorldTeam Lampre–Merida. He joined the Lampre–Merida team the following year as a regular rider. In September 2014, Bonifazio took the biggest victory of his career so far by winning the Coppa Agostoni in a bunch sprint.[6] In addition to this, he won a stage of the Tour of Japan and three stages and 2nd place of the Tour of Hainan.

In 2015, he booked another victory, the Gran Premio di Lugano, also in a sprint. Bonifazio placed 3rd in the Coppa Ugo Agostoni, which he won the preceding year. Bonifazio placed fifth in Milan–San Remo.

In August 2015 it was announced that Bonifazio would join Trek–Segafredo for the 2016 season.[7] Bonifazio took multiple top 10 finishes, including 5th place in the Scheldeprijs, 3rd in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and 6th in Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne. He was named in the startlist for the Vuelta a España,[8] but he abandoned on stage 7.[9]

2018 onwards: Grand ToursEdit

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the Giro d'Italia.[10] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[11]

Major resultsEdit

7th Trofeo San Rocco
10th Piccola Tre Valli Varesine
1st GP dell'Arno
1st Stage 3 Tour d'Istrie
9th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
2nd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2, 6 & 8
6th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
8th Coppa Sabatini
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
5th Milan–San Remo
8th Coppa Bernocchi
9th Vattenfall Cyclassics
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
5th Scheldeprijs
6th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
4th Down Under Classic
1st Stage 1 Tour of Croatia
9th EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st   Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Omloop Mandel-Leie-Schelde
Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
10th Münsterland Giro
1st Stage 5 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 2 Saudi Tour
2nd Scheldeprijs
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
2nd Egmont Cycling Race
3rd Paris–Bourges
5th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
7th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
9th Coppa Bernocchi
1st Stage 4 Route d'Occitanie
4th Circuit de Wallonie
9th Grote Prijs Marcel Kint

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 113
  Tour de France 137 141
  Vuelta a España DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Niccolo Bonifazio » Lampre-Merida". Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Bonifazio leaves Trek-Segafredo for Bahrain Merida".
  3. ^ "Direct Énergie". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Total Direct Énergie". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Total Direct Energie". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Bonifazio wins Coppa Agostoni". Future plc. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. ^ Clarke, Stuart (19 August 2015). "Trek Factory Racing sign young talents Theuns and Bonifazio for 2016". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  8. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ "71st Vuelta a España: Stage 7 » Maceda › Puebla de Sanabria". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  10. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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