Salvatore Puccio (born 31 August 1989) is an Italian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.[3]

Salvatore Puccio
Antwerpen - Scheldeprijs, 8 april 2015, vertrek (B204).JPG
Puccio at the 2015 Scheldeprijs
Personal information
Full nameSalvatore Puccio
Born (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 30)
Menfi, Italy
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics rider
Professional team(s)
2012–Team Sky[1][2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 TTT stage (2016)

CareerEdit

 
Salvatore Puccio in first (time trial) stage Tour of Slovenia 2015.

Puccio was born at Menfi, in Sicily. He joined Team Sky ahead of the 2012 season, after a 2011 season which included a solo victory in the under-23 Tour of Flanders race in April.[4][5]

Puccio made his Grand Tour debut at the 2013 Giro d'Italia. After Team Sky won the team time trial on stage two, Puccio took the race lead and wore the pink jersey on stage three, after being the highest placed Team Sky rider on stage one.[6] Puccio kicked off his season in 2018 with an entry in the Tour Down Under.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2007
1st Stage 2 Giro della Toscana Junior
2010
5th GP Pretola
5th Gran Premio San Giuseppe
6th Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
9th Trofeo Edil C
2011
1st Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
2nd GP Pretola
2nd Giro del Belvedere di Villa di Cordignano
2nd Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
4th Trofeo PIVA
4th Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Stage 3
5th GP Capodarco
2012
6th Trofeo Deia
2013
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
Held   after Stage 2
2014
8th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
2015
7th Overall Tour of Slovenia
2016
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 73 98 68 86 64 86
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España DNF 77 121 78 96 89
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Withdrawn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cycling Weekly (2 January 2012). "Puccio signs for Sky". Cyclingweekly.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Team Ineos". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Puccio wins U23 Flanders". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Salvatore Puccio remporte le Tour des Flandres Espoirs 2011" [Salvatore Puccio won the Tour of Flanders 2011 Espoirs]. Tour of Flanders (in French). Flanders Classics NV. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Team Sky win team time trial". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Bernal and Halvorsen lead Team Sky at Tour Down Under". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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