Oscar Gatto

Oscar Gatto (born 1 January 1985) is an Italian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[3] His nickname is 'Oscar the Cat' because his surname (Gatto) is the Italian word for "cat", and his first name is Oscar.

Oscar Gatto
Harelbeke - E3 Harelbeke, 27 maart 2015 (B006).JPG
Gatto at the 2015 E3 Harelbeke
Personal information
Full nameOscar Gatto
Born (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 35)
Montebelluna, Italy
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider type
Amateur teams
2005–2006GS Zalf Desiree Fior
2006Team LPR (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2007–2008Gerolsteiner
2009–2013ISD
2014Cannondale
2015Androni Giocattoli
2016Tinkoff
2017–2018Astana
2019–2020Bora–Hansgrohe[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2011)

One-day races and Classics

Dwars door Vlaanderen (2013)

Gatto will retire at the end of the 2020 season, after fourteen seasons as a professional.[4]

CareerEdit

Born in Montebelluna, Gatto left Vini Fantini–Selle Italia at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Cannondale for the 2014 season.[5] In 2015, he rode for Androni Giocattoli.[6] In October 2015 it was announced that Gatto would join Tinkoff for the 2016 season, with the team's directeur sportif Steven de Jongh describing his main role as providing support for Peter Sagan in the classics.[1] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.[7]

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 141 DNF 149 105 113 98 116 DNF
  Tour de France 156
 /  Vuelta a España 127 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Team Tinkoff sign Oscar Gatto for 2016". cyclingnews.com. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe. Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ryan, Barry (28 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bora-Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Mercoledì l'ultima corsa in carriera per il veneto Oscar Gatto" [On Wednesday the last career race for the Venetian Oscar Gatto]. Cicloweb.it (in Italian). Cicloweb. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Cannondale to sign Marcato and Gatto for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  6. ^ "News shorts: Cookson on women's Tour de France, Gatto at Androni". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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