Sacha Modolo

Sacha Modolo (born 19 June 1987) is an Italian road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Alpecin–Fenix.[5]

Sacha Modolo
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Modolo in 2014
Personal information
Full nameSacha Modolo
Born (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 33)
Conegliano, Italy
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamAlpecin–Fenix
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2010–2013Colnago–CSF Inox
2018–2019EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale[2][3]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2015)

Stage races

Tour of Hainan (2015)

One-day races and Classics

Grand Prix of Aargau Canton (2017)


Colnago-CSF (2010–2013)Edit

In the spring of 2010, he sprinted his way to fourth place in the cycling monument Milan – San Remo, registering a prestigious placing.[6] He followed the near-wins of 2010 with victories in 2011, seemingly akin to winning stages in pair in races such as the Danmark Rundt, the Tour of Qinghai Lake, the Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda and the Giro di Padania. In 2012,[7] as he and his teammates were competing for a spot at the start of the Giro d'Italia, Modolo won stage 6 of the Tour of Turkey with a sprint. When he crossed the line, he put his thumb in his mouth, dedicating his victory to his pregnant girlfriend.[8]

In 2013, Modolo started the year by winning the second stage of the Tour de San Luis, beating fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step) on the slightly uphill finish which featured some twist and turns. Modolo admitted after the stage that he learned about the specifics of the arrival by chatting with other riders during the race.[9]

Lampre-Merida (2014–2017)Edit

Modolo left Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre–Merida for the 2014 season.[1] In 2015, Modolo opened his account on the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey, winning the sprint on the rising finishing straight.[10] He banked his first two victories in a Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia, Stages 13 and 16.[11] He said of his victory on Stage 13 that it was his destiny to win in Jesolo since it is his home region.[12]

EF Education First–Drapac (2018–2019)Edit

In September 2017, it was announced that Modolo would join the EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale team for the 2018 season.[2]

Major resultsEdit

3rd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
7th Road race, UCI Juniors World Championships
1st Giro del Casentino
1st Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
3rd Coppa San Geo
1st Giro del Belvedere
1st Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd   Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
3rd Trofeo Franco Balestra
9th Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
3rd Giro del Veneto
4th Milan–San Remo
4th Giro del Friuli
6th Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico
7th Dutch Food Valley Classic
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 1 & 4
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 5 & 9
Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
1st Stages 2 & 3
Giro di Padania
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 5 Brixia Tour
2nd Overall Ronde van Drenthe
2nd London–Surrey Cycle Classic
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st   Points classification Circuit de la Sarthe
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Stage 6 Tour of Turkey
Monviso-Venezia — Il Padania
1st Stages 1b (TTT) & 2
2nd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
9th Volta Limburg Classic
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1, 4, 8, 9, 11 & 12
1st Stage 2 Tour de San Luis
2nd London–Surrey Classic
1st Trofeo Palma
1st Trofeo Ses Salines
Three Days of De Panne
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3a
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 7 Tour de San Luis
4th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
8th Milan–San Remo
1st   Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 13 & 17
1st Stage 5 Tour of Turkey
6th Gran Piemonte
9th Grand Prix de Fourmies
Presidential Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 4 & 7
1st Stage 2 Czech Cycling Tour
4th Brussels Cycling Classic
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
Tour of Croatia
1st Stages 1 & 6
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
3rd Coppa Bernocchi
6th Tour of Flanders
10th Gent–Wevelgem
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Andalucía
7th EuroEyes Cyclassics

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 138 125  — 126 84 DNF 88 DNF
  Tour de France  —  —  —  — DNF  —  —  —  —  —
  Vuelta a España  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 131  —  —
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "Modolo joins Team Lampre-Merida". Lampre–Merida. CGS Cycling Team AG. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Modolo signs two-year deal with EF Education First-Drapac". Immediate Media Company. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "EF Education First Pro Cycling". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "De nieuwe speelkameraadjes van MVDP: "Er zal meer naar ons gekeken worden"" [The new playmates for MVDP: "We will be looked at more"]. Sporza (in Dutch). Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. 2 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Alpecin-Fenix". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 3 January 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  6. ^ Freire gives Oscar-winning performance in Milan – San Remo,, 20 Mar 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Colnago-CSF Inox (CSF) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
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  9. ^ "Modolo wins dash to Terraza del Portezuelo in Tour de San Luis". CyclingNews. Future Publishing Limited. 22 January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Tour of Turkey: Modolo sprints to win stage 5". Future plc. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  11. ^ Richard Windsor (27 May 2015). "Sacha Modolo sprints to second stage win at 2015 Giro d'Italia". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  12. ^ Sadhbh O'Shea (23 May 2015). "Giro d'Italia: It was my destiny to win in Jesolo, says Modolo". Future plc. Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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