Sonny Colbrelli

Sonny Colbrelli (born 17 May 1990) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious.[6] He is named after James "Sonny" Crockett, the character from 1980s American TV-series Miami Vice.

Sonny Colbrelli
Sonny Colbrelli (2020).jpg
Colbrelli in 2020
Personal information
Full nameSonny Colbrelli
Born (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 30)
Desenzano del Garda, Italy
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)[1]
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11 st 9 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamTeam Bahrain Victorious
Rider type
  • Sprinter
  • Classics specialist
Amateur teams
2009–2011Zalf Desirèe Fior
2010Colnago–CSF Inox (stagiaire)
2011Colnago–CSF Inox (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2012–2016Colnago–CSF Bardiani[2][3]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (2015, 2019)
Gran Piemonte (2018)
Brabantse Pijl (2017)
Gran Premio di Lugano (2016)
Tre Valli Varesine (2016)


Born in Desenzano del Garda, Colbrelli has competed as a professional since the start of the 2012 season, joining Colnago–CSF Bardiani as a neo-pro,[7] from the Zalf Desirèe Fior amateur squad. Colbrelli had previous competed for the team in two stagiaire spells at the end of the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Colbrelli made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, where he was earmarked as a lead-out man for the team's sprinter, Sacha Modolo; Colbrelli took his first top ten placing on stage 13, when he finished ninth having led out Modolo to a fourth-place finish.[8]

On April 12, 2017, Colbrelli won De Brabantse Pijl, riding for Bahrain-Merida.[9] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[10]

Major resultsEdit

2nd Giro del Veneto
1st Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
6th Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
7th Circuito del Porto
2nd Trofeo Zsšdi
2nd Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
3rd Trofeo Franco Balestra
3rd Gran Premio della Liberazione
10th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Giro di Padania
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
9th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2nd Volta Limburg Classic
2nd Tour of Almaty
5th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
7th Ronde van Drenthe
8th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Volta Limburg Classic
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Roma Maxima
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
5th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
6th Milan–San Remo
1st Coppa Italia[11]
1st   Overall Tour du Limousin
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
3rd Gran Piemonte
5th Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
5th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
6th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
6th Coppa Sabatini
10th Coppa Bernocchi
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Stage 5 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stages 3 & 4
2nd Overall Giro di Toscana
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
2nd Volta Limburg Classic
3rd Amstel Gold Race
4th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
5th Gran Piemonte
6th Brabantse Pijl
9th Milan–San Remo
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
2nd Coppa Sabatini
2nd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
3rd Bretagne Classic Ouest–France
5th Memorial Marco Pantani
7th E3 Harelbeke
9th Amstel Gold Race
10th Tour of Flanders
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
1st Gran Piemonte
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Stage 3 Tour de Suisse
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2nd Brabantse Pijl
2nd Coppa Sabatini
3rd Overall Dubai Tour
1st Stage 4
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
8th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
9th Milan–San Remo
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 4 Tour of Oman
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Coppa Sabatini
5th Memorial Marco Pantani
8th Trofeo Matteotti
9th EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Stage 2 Route d'Occitanie
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Brabantse Pijl
6th Overall BinckBank Tour
7th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
Tour de Romandie
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
4th Gent–Wevelgem
6th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
8th Milan–San Remo

Grand Tour General Classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 100 89 94 100 95
  Tour de France 122 109 85 93
  Vuelta a España Has not contested during his career
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team - Sonny Colbrelli". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Colnago-CSF Inox (COG) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ "The Bardiani – CSF Pro Team is ready for 2014". Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox. Aster Sport Ltd. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team". Merida Bikes. Merida Industry Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (26 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bahrain McLaren". Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Bahrain Victorious". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Stagione da incorniciare con 18 successi" [Season to remember with 18 successes]. Colnago–CSF Inox (in Italian). Aster Sport Ltd. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  8. ^ Cossins, Peter (18 May 2012). "Cavendish wins Giro stage 13 in Cervere". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  9. ^ Cycling News Retrieved 12 April 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  11. ^ "News shorts: Meares aiming high for record-breaking Rio Olympics". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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