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Valerio Agnoli (born 6 January 1985) is an Italian road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida.[2]

Valerio Agnoli
Valeri Agnoli, Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full nameValerio Agnoli
Born (1985-01-06) 6 January 1985 (age 34)
Alatri, Italy
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamBahrain–Merida
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2004→ Domina Vacanze (stagiaire)
2005–2006Naturino-Sapore di Mare
2007Aurum Hotels
2008–2012Liquigas
2013–2016Astana[1]
2017–Bahrain–Merida
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2010)
Vuelta a España
1 TTT stage (2008)

Contents

CareerEdit

Agnoli was one of the key domestiques for the Liquigas cycling team, where he was often instrumental in victories for Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali during the Giro d'Italia. Agnoli had a very successful junior and amateur career, taking victories in many prestigious Italian races, including the famous Giro della Lunigiana.

Agnoli wore the white jersey for the best young rider during the 2010 Giro d'Italia, before a crash including his team-mates Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali caused him to lose it.

Agnoli left Liquigas–Cannondale at the end of the 2012 season, to follow Nibali and join Astana on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2003
1st Overall Under–19 Giro della Lunigiana
2004
10th Giro della Romagna
2005
3rd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 8
2006
5th Settimana Lombarda
7th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
2008
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
4th Japan Cup
2009
3rd Memorial Marco Pantani
7th Japan Cup
7th Giro del Veneto
2010
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
10th GP Miguel Indurain
2011
4th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
2012
3rd Giro della Toscana
2014
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
8th Overall Danmark Rundt
2015
4th Clásica de Almería
2016
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro del Trentino

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 61 32 83 57 39 71 DNF 110 93
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 110 105 79
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nibali signs two-year contract with Astana". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. Nibali will take two of his Liquigas Cannondale teammates with him, Valerio Agnoli and Alessandro Vanotti.
  2. ^ "Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team". Merida Bikes. Merida Industry Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Valerio Agnoli at Wikimedia Commons