Roberto Ferrari (cyclist)

Roberto Ferrari (born 9 March 1983) is an Italian former professional cyclist,[2] who competed professionally between 2007 and 2019 for the Tenax, LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini, De Rosa–Stac Plastic, Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela,[3] and UAE Team Emirates teams.

Roberto Ferrari
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Personal information
Full nameRoberto Ferrari
Born (1983-03-09) 9 March 1983 (age 37)
Gavardo, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2005–2006U.C. Trevigiani–Dynamon
2006Team Tenax (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2007Team Tenax
2008–2009LPR Brakes–Ballan
2010De Rosa–Stac Plastic
2011–2012Androni Giocattoli
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)


Ferrari was born in Gavardo. After stage 3 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia in Horsens, Denmark, Ferrari was relegated from 10th to 192nd position after the race jury ruled that he was responsible for a crash that brought down world champion Mark Cavendish and race leader Taylor Phinney since he swerved from the left to the right side of the road in the final meters.[4] He stated after that mishap that "I don't care what is going on behind me". He gained extensive disapproval with this statement, from within the professional peloton and from the public.[5] Ferrari later won stage 11 – the longest stage of the race – in a sprint finish in Montecatini Terme.[6]

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 143 147 150 144 133 132 150
  Tour de France 157 138
  Vuelta a España 145
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "UAE Team Emirates". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates) si ritira dopo 13 stagioni da professionista" [Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates) retires after 13 seasons as a professional]. (in Italian). Cicloweb. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Androni Giocattoli (AND) – ITA". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Race jury relegates Ferrari for dangerous Giro sprint". 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  5. ^ Ben Atkins (7 May 2012). "Roberto Ferrari defiant after causing Giro sprint crash". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Roberto Ferrari avoids crash to take longest stage of Giro d'Italia". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Press Association. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.

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