Sérgio Miguel Moreira Paulinho, ComIH (born 26 March 1980) is a Portuguese road bicycle racer for Portuguese professional cycling team Efapel. He was a domestique in the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Tour de France and won the silver medal for Portugal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Paulinho at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
|Full name||Sérgio Miguel Moreira Paulinho|
|Born||26 March 1980|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)|
|2003||ASC-Vila do Conde|
|2012–2016||Team Saxo Bank|
Paulinho was born in Oeiras. After winning a bronze medal in the 2002 UCI Road World Championships, in under-23, in 2003, he became a professional cyclist and started gaining reference in one of the most important Portuguese teams: LA Pecol. In 2004, he was 6th in the Tour of Portugal (Volta), winning two stages, including the final Individual time trial. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he was silver medalist (Italy's Paolo Bettini got gold and Axel Merckx bronze) in the cycling road race.
Following his Olympic performance, he was signed by the Liberty Seguros-Würth team. He was implicated in the Operación Puerto doping case but was later cleared by Spanish officials of any links to the Operación Puerto doping case. He took his first Grand Tour stage win in Vuelta a Espana 2006, on stage 10. He joined the Discovery Channel team at the end of the season.
In 2004 he also won the Portuguese national time trial Championship and stages 7 and 10 of the Tour of Portugal. In 2008, he won again the national time trial championship. He joined Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack in 2010, along with fellow countrymen Tiago Machado and directeur sportif José Azevedo. On 14 July 2010, he won the 10th stage of the Tour de France.
- Volta a Portugal
- 1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 4
- 3rd UCI World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 9th Overall Volta a Portugal
- 1st National Time Trial Championships
- 1st Overall Volta a Tras os Montes
- 1st Stage 1
- 6th Overall Volta a Portugal
- 1st Stages 7 & 10
- 1st Stage 3 Volta a Terras de Santa Maria
- 2nd Road race, Olympic Games
- 1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
- 1st Time trial, National Road Championships
- 1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
- 1st Stage 10 Tour de France
- 6th GP Miguel Indurain
- 2nd Overall Glava Tour of Norway
- 1st Stage 5 (TTT) Tour of Croatia
- 3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
- 9th Overall Volta a Portugal
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||64||—||34||46||81||50||136||89||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||16||DNF||26||—||—||85||70||—||57||DNF||115|
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- VeloNews | Wednesday's EuroFile: Astana 5’ cleared by Spanish courts; Landis sets post-Tour schedule | The Journal of Competitive Cycling Archived 2006-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "RadioShack Cycling announcements continue". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01.
- "Sergio Paulinho snatches Tour de France stage win". BBC Sport. BBC. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14.