Diego Ulissi

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Diego Ulissi
File:Diego Ulissi Giro 2011.jpg
Ulissi at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Diego Ulissi
Born (1989-07-15) 15 July 1989 (age 32)
Cecina, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team UAE Team Emirates
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur/All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2010– Lampre–Farnese Vini
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
6 individual stages (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Stage races

Tour of Slovenia (2011)
Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (2013)

Single-day races and Classics

Milano–Torino (2013)
Giro dell'Emilia (2013)
Infobox last updated on
18 May 2016

Diego Ulissi (born 15 July 1989 in Cecina) is an Italian road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team UAE Team Emirates.[1]


He won the Junior World Road Race Championships in 2006 and 2007. He is the second cyclist ever – after Giuseppe Palumbo – to achieve two consecutive World Junior Road titles. He was awarded stage 17 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Giovanni Visconti was relegated for improper sprinting.[2]

In June 2011 he won one stage,[3] and the overall classification at the Tour of Slovenia.[4]

In June 2014 it was announced that Ulissi had failed a drug test during the 2014 Giro d'Italia, during which he won two stages. He tested positive for the asthma drug salbutamol, which is found in Ventolin. Ulissi had permission to use Ventolin, however the test indicated that he had almost twice the permitted concentration of salbutamol in his urine.[5] He received a nine-month suspension ending in March 2015.[6] After this hiatus, Ulissi came back to win Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia in Fiuggi.[7]


Grand Tour General Classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 41 21 WD 64 21
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 32

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. "Lampre-Merida (LAM) – ITA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ulissi awarded stage after Visconti gets grabby
  3. http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/18th-tour-de-slovenie-2-1/stage-2/results
  4. http://au.eurosport.com/cycling/ulissi-wins-in-slovenia_sto2840380/story.shtml
  5. "Giro d'Italia stage winner Diego Ulissi fails drugs test". bbc.co.uk. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Gregor Brown (19 January 2015). "Diego Ulissi banned for nine months for doping". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Stephen Farrand (16 May 2015). "Giro d'Italia: Ulissi wins in Fiuggi". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

See also

External links

  • Media related to Diego Ulissi at Wikimedia Commons
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