Sacha Modolo

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Sacha Modolo
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Personal information
Full name Sacha Modolo
Born (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 34)
Conegliano, Italy
Team information
Current team UAE Team Emirates
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2010–2013 Colnago–CSF Inox
2014– Lampre–Merida
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2015)

Stage races

Tour of Hainan (2015)

One-day races and Classics

Coppa Agostoni (2011)
Coppa Bernocchi (2012, 2013)
Infobox last updated on
22 March 2015

Sacha Modolo (born 19 June 1987) is an Italian racing cyclist who rides for UAE Team Emirates.[1]


Colnago-CSF (2010–2013)

In the spring of 2010, he sprinted his way to fourth place in the cycling monument Milan – San Remo, registering a prestigious placing.[2] He followed the near-wins of 2010 with victories in 2011, seemingly akin to winning stages in pair in races such as the Danmark Rundt, the Tour of Qinghai Lake, the Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda and the Giro di Padania. In 2012,[3] as he and his teammates were competing for a spot at the start of the Giro d'Italia, Modolo won stage 6 of the Tour of Turkey with a sprint. When he crossed the line, he put his thumb in his mouth, dedicating his victory to his pregnant girlfriend.[4]

In 2013, Modolo started the year by winning the second stage of the Tour de San Luis, beating fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step) on the slightly uphill finish which featured some twist and turns. Modolo admitted after the stage that he learned about the specifics of the arrival by chatting with other riders during the race.[5]

Lampre-Mérida (2014–present)

Modolo left Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre–Merida for the 2014 season.[1] In 2015, Modolo opened his account on the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey, winning the sprint on the rising finishing straight.[6] He banked his first two victories in a Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia, Stages 13 and 16.[7] He said of his victory on Stage 13 that it was his destiny to win in Jesolo since it is his home region.[8]


1st Giro del Casentino
3rd European Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd Giro del Veneto
4th Giro del Friuli
4th Milano – Sanremo
1st Coppa Agostoni
Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 1 & 4
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 5 & 9
Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
1st Stages 2 & 3
Giro di Padania
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 5 Brixia Tour
2nd Ronde van Drenthe
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Stage 6 Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 2 Giro di Padania
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification, Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1, 4, 8, 9, 11 & 12
1st Stage 2 Tour de San Luis
2nd RideLondon–Surrey Classic
1st Trofeo Palma
1st Trofeo Ses Salines
Three Days of De Panne
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3a
1st Stage 7 Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing
4th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
8th Milan – San Remo
1st Stage 5 Tour of Turkey
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 13 & 17
1st Overall, Tour of Hainan
1st Stages 3 & 4
6th Gran Piemonte
9th Grand Prix de Fourmies
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 4 & 7
Grand Tour General Classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro WD WD 138 125  — 126 84
Yellow jersey Tour  —  —  —  — WD  —
red jersey Vuelta  —  —  —  —  —  —  —

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Modolo joins Team Lampre-Merida". Lampre–Merida. CGS Cycling Team AG. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Freire gives Oscar-winning performance in Milan – San Remo,, 20 Mar 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  3. "Colnago-CSF Inox (CSF) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 13 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Modolo wins dash to Terraza del Portezuelo in Tour de San Luis". CyclingNews. Future Publishing Limited. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Tour of Turkey: Modolo sprints to win stage 5". Future plc. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Richard Windsor (27 May 2015). "Sacha Modolo sprints to second stage win at 2015 Giro d'Italia". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 28 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Sadhbh O'Shea (23 May 2015). "Giro d'Italia: It was my destiny to win in Jesolo, says Modolo". Future plc. Retrieved 28 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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