Niccolò Bonifazio

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Niccolò Bonifazio
Fourmies - Grand Prix de Fourmies, 7 septembre 2014 (A08).JPG
Bonifazio in 2014
Personal information
Full name Niccolò Bonifazio
Born (1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 28)
Cuneo
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team UAE Team Emirates
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2012–2013 GSC Viris Masserati A.S.D
2013 Lampre–Merida (stagiaire)[1]
Professional team(s)
2014–2015 Lampre–Merida
2016– Trek–Segafredo
Major wins
One-Day Races and Classics
Gran Premio di Lugano (2015)
Infobox last updated on
1 February 2015

Niccolò Bonifazio (born 9 October 1993 in Cuneo) is an Italian cyclist currently riding for UCI ProTeam Trek–Segafredo.

Career

Bonifazio's professional career began in 2013 when he rode as a stagiaire for UCI WorldTeam Lampre–Merida. He joined the team the following year as a regular rider. In September 2014, Bonifazio took the biggest victory of his career so far by winning the Coppa Agostoni in a bunch sprint. In addition to this, he won a stage of the Tour of Japan and three stages and 2nd place of the Tour of Hainan.[2] In 2015, he booked another victory, the Gran Premio di Lugano, also in a sprint. Bonifazio placed 3rd in the Coppa Ugo Agostoni, which he won the preceding year. Bonifazio placed fifth in the Milan–San Remo.

In August 2015 it was announced that Bonifazio would join Trek Factory Racing for the 2016 season.[3] Bonifazio took multiple top 10 finishes in major races in 2016, including 5th place in Scheldeprijs, 3rd of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and 6th of Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne.

Palmarès

2010
7th Trofeo San Rocco
10th Piccola Tre Valli Varesine
2011
1st GP dell'Arno
1st Stage 3 Tour d'Istrie
2012
9th European Road Championships
2013
1st Stage 2 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2014
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
2nd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2, 6 & 8
6th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
8th Coppa Sabatini
2015
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
1st Stage 7, Tour of Japan
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
5th Milan–San Remo
9th Vattenfall Cyclassics
8th Coppa Bernocchi
2016
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race[4]
5th Scheldeprijs
6th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

References

  1. "Niccolo Bonifazio  » Lampre-Merida". Retrieved 12 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Bonifazio wins Coppa Agostoni". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Clarke, Stuart (19 August 2015). "Trek Factory Racing sign young talents Theuns and Bonifazio for 2016". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Woodpower, Zeb (31 January 2016). "Solo ride from Peter Kennaugh lands Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race victory". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>