Rinaldo Nocentini

Rinaldo Nocentini (born 25 September 1977) is an Italian former professional racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 1999 and 2019 for the Mapei–Quick-Step, Fassa Bortolo, Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé, Acqua & Sapone, AG2R La Mondiale and Sporting / Tavira teams.[1]

Rinaldo Nocentini
Rinaldo Nocentini 2012.jpg
Nocentini at the 2012 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameRinaldo Nocentini
Born (1977-09-25) 25 September 1977 (age 43)
Montevarchi, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typePuncheur
Professional teams
2002Fassa Bortolo
2003Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé
2004–2006Acqua & Sapone
2007–2015AG2R Prévoyance
2016–2019Sporting / Tavira

In the 2009 Tour de France, his first participation in the race, he became leader in the General Classification after participating in a stage-long breakaway on stage 7 to take the yellow jersey from Fabian Cancellara with an overall time six seconds ahead of the second-place rider in the General Classification, Alberto Contador. He wore the yellow jersey for eight stages before relinquishing it to Contador at the end of stage 15.

Major resultsEdit

3rd   Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2nd   Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
2nd Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 9 & 10
5th Giro di Toscana
1st Giro della Toscana
6th Overall Tour of Austria
1st   Mountains classification
6th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
6th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
3rd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
4th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
5th Giro del Lazio
6th Giro del Veneto
10th Gran Premio di Chiasso
10th Gran Premio di Lugano
10th Giro di Toscana
1st Subida al Naranco
2nd Coppa Sabatini
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
5th Tre Valli Varesine
6th Overall Regio-Tour
6th Giro del Veneto
6th Trofeo Melinda
7th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
9th Overall Tour of Austria
9th Giro del Lazio
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Giro del Veneto
1st Coppa Placci
2nd Gran Premio Fred Mengoni
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Trofeo Laigueglia
4th Giro d'Oro
4th Giro di Toscana
5th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
6th Coppa Sabatini
8th Trofeo Matteotti
9th Trofeo Melinda
1st GP Miguel Induráin
1st Stage 4 Tour Méditerranéen
6th La Flèche Wallonne
7th GP Ouest–France
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
2nd Tour du Haut Var
4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
7th Milan–San Remo
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 7 Tour of California
7th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
9th Overall Critérium International
10th La Flèche Wallonne
Tour de France
Held   from Stages 7–14
1st Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
3rd Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
7th Gran Premio di Lugano
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th GP Miguel Induráin
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
5th Overall Critérium International
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Beijing
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Amstel Gold Race
3rd Strade Bianche
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
4th Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
5th Overall Tour of Oman
10th La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Milano–Torino
8th Overall Tour of Beijing
10th Giro di Lombardia
1st   Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2nd Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
8th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2nd Clássica Aldeias do Xisto
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall Volta a Portugal
9th Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stages 3 & 6

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Giro d'Italia 64 66 60 34 47 56 70 73
  Tour de France 12 98
  Vuelta a España 23 DNF 53 18 53 96 85
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Nocentini confirms retirement". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 29 February 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rinaldo Nocentini at Wikimedia Commons