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Elia Viviani

Elia Viviani
Viviani at the 2018 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Born (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 35)
Isola della Scala, Italy
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team
2008–2010Marchiol–Liquigas–Site
Professional teams
2010–2014Liquigas–Doimo
2015–2017Team Sky
2018–2019Quick-Step Floors[2][3]
2020–2021Cofidis[4][5]
2022–Ineos Grenadiers[6]
Major wins
Road

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2019)
Giro d'Italia
Points classification (2018)
5 individual stages (2015, 2018)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2018)

Stage races

Dubai Tour (2018)

One-day races and Classics

European Road Race Championships (2019)
National Road Race Championships (2018)
EuroEyes Cyclassics (2017, 2018, 2019)
Bretagne Classic (2017)
Three Days of Bruges–De Panne (2018)
Great Ocean Road Race (2019)
London–Surrey Classic (2019)
GP de Fourmies (2021)
Track
Omnium, Olympic Games (2016)
Elimination, World Championships (2021, 2022)

Elia Viviani (born 7 February 1989) is an Italian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers.[6] On 10 May 2015, Viviani won his first Grand Tour stage victory at the Giro d'Italia, winning stage 2 in a bunch sprint before Moreno Hofland and André Greipel.[7][8]

In August 2016, Viviani won gold in the omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2021, he won bronze in the omnium at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[9] Viviani's nickname in the peloton is "Il Veggente" for his ability to foresee line moves of other sprinters during the sprint.[10]

Career

Team Sky (2015–17)

2015 season

Viviani signed for Team Sky on 24 October 2014 after considering offers from Orica–GreenEDGE and the BMC Racing Team. He chose Team Sky because they were willing to help tailor his road programme to help with his track ambitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[11] After winning Stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, Viviani headed to the Track World Championships in Yvelines winning two medals including bronze in his focused Olympic event, the omnium. Back on the road Viviani made a big leap forward, consistently winning at World Tour level winning stages at the Tour de Romandie, the Eneco Tour and winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Giro d'Italia on stage 2 into Genoa.[12] He ended the season well, becoming the European Track Champion in the omnium, gaining Olympic qualification points in the process.[13] He also won three stages at the Tour of Britain and finished where he started the season, winning in the Middle East, this time at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

Viviani during the omnium at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Quick-Step Floors (2018–19)

2018 season

Viviani signed for the Quick-Step Floors team before the 2018 season, replacing Marcel Kittel who joined Team Katusha–Alpecin.[14] He got off to a good start winning Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under, the 50th victory since his professional début in 2010. He continued the momentum in the Middle East where he won his first major overall title and two stage wins at the Dubai Tour as well as a stage in the Abu Dhabi Tour. He returned to Europe for his first big objective of the season where he came 19th at Milan–San Remo. He added another success in Belgium at the Three Days of Bruges–De Panne but suffered an emotional defeat at Gent–Wevelgem, finishing in second place behind Peter Sagan.[15] He also won the Italian National Road Race Championships.

2019 season

He again got off to a good start in Australia winning the opening stage of the Tour Down Under, and followed it up with the One-day classic Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, going one better than the previous year. Viviani's next win came at the UAE Tour a month later as he had an easier build up to the two Grand Tours he was scheduled to compete in – the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France. After winning Stage 3 of Tirreno–Adriatico, he underperformed at the Giro d'Italia, where he was disqualified after winning a sprint on Stage 3 into Orbetello, after he was adjudged to have illegally blocked Trek–Segafredo's Matteo Moschetti.[16] After last year's success, he failed to win a single stage in his home tour while wearing the national champion's jersey.

In his build up to the Tour de France he won two sprints in a row at the Tour de Suisse, before going onto win his first stage at the Tour de France into Nancy.[17] Viviani came out of the Tour on top form, winning the London–Surrey Classic. After losing his national champion's jersey in June, he earned the right to wear a non standard team kit again for the following year after he won the European Championships on 11 August in Alkmaar. He won from a three-man break following the attack from trade teammate Yves Lampaert, and beating him and Pascal Ackermann in the sprint.[18]

Cofidis (2020–21)

In August 2019, Viviani was announced to be joining Cofidis for the 2020 season along with his lead-out man Fabio Sabatini.[4]

Ineos Grenadiers (2022–)

In November 2021, Viviani signed a three-year contract with the Ineos Grenadiers team, from the 2022 season.[6]

Personal life

Viviani is married[19] to fellow cyclist Elena Cecchini.[20] His brother Attilio Viviani is also a professional cyclist.

Major results

Road

2005
European Youth Summer Olympic Festival
1st Road race
1st Criterium
2nd Road race, National Cadet Championships
2009
4th ZLM Tour
7th La Côte Picarde
2010 (3 pro wins)
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a Cuba
1st Stage 7 Tour of Turkey
3rd Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2011 (8)
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Tour de Mumbai I
1st Coppa Città di Stresa
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stages 4 & 5
Giro di Padania
1st Points classification
1st Sprints classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
2nd Tour de Mumbai II
2012 (7)
1st Overall Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
1st Young rider classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2a Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 6 Tour de San Luis
2nd Memorial Marco Pantani
2013 (6)
1st Overall Tour of Elk Grove
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 1 Tour of Britain
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th GP Ouest–France
7th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2014 (6)
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Stage 3 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 4 Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 4 USA Pro Challenge
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
9th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
Giro d'Italia
Held after Stages 5 & 6
2015 (8)
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2
Held after Stages 2–5, 7–9, 13–16
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 8
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour de Romandie
2nd Trofeo Santanyi–Ses Salines–Campos
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2016 (2)
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne
2017 (9)
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Bretagne Classic
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 3 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 2 Route du Sud
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd Road race, UEC European Championships
2nd Scheldeprijs
3rd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
5th Overall Dubai Tour
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
5th Coppa Bernocchi
6th Memorial Marco Pantani
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th Milan–San Remo
2018 (18)
1st Road race, National Championships
1st Overall Dubai Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
Giro d'Italia
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2, 3, 13 & 17
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 3, 10 & 21
Adriatica Ionica Race
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 2, 4 & 5
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd London–Surrey Classic
2nd Dwars door het Hageland
6th UCI World Tour
2019 (11)
1st Road race, UEC European Championships
1st Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
1st London–Surrey Classic
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
UAE Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 5
Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Stage 4 Tour de France
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Tacx Pro Classic
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
2020
3rd Clásica de Almería
9th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
10th Race Torquay
2021 (7)
1st Cholet-Pays de la Loire
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
Adriatica Ionica Race
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
1st Stages 1 & 3
3rd Grand Prix du Morbihan
9th Classic Brugge–De Panne
10th Coppa Bernocchi
2022 (2)
1st Stage 1 Tour de la Provence
1st Stage 6 CRO Race
6th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
7th Road race, UEC European Championships
2023 (2)
1st Stage 1 Tour of Guangxi
1st Stage 1 CRO Race
3rd Hamburg Cyclassics
9th Bretagne Classic
2024
2nd Surf Coast Classic

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 119 145 125 DNF 132 DNF 112 135
A yellow jersey Tour de France 162 130 135
A red jersey Vuelta a España 128 145

Classics results timeline

Monument 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Milan–San Remo 108 108 84 9 19 65 39 69 116
Tour of Flanders DNF DNF DNF
Paris–Roubaix DNF DNF NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 3 DNF
Brugge–De Panne Previously a stage race 1 3 9
Gent–Wevelgem 15 DNF DNF 2 19 69
Scheldeprijs 42 DNF 46 2 31
London–Surrey Classic 9 28 11 2 1 Not held Not held
Hamburg Cyclassics 78 5 14 1 1 1 25 3
Bretagne Classic 7 31 15 1 69 52 9

Major championships timeline

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Olympic Games Road race Not held 38 Not held Not held Not held
World Championships Road race 80 89 20 57
European Championships Road race Race did not exist 2 20 1 7
National Championships Road race DNF 33 DNF 1 DNF DNF 14 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress
NH Not held

Track

2006
1st Scratch, UEC European Junior Championships
National Junior Championships
1st Madison
1st Team sprint
3rd Madison, UCI World Junior Championships (with Fabrizio Braggion)
2007
UEC European Junior Championships
1st Points race
3rd Madison (with Tomas Alberio)
1st Madison, National Championships
National Junior Championships
1st Team pursuit
1st Team sprint
3rd Scratch
3rd Team pursuit, UCI World Junior Championships
2008
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st Scratch
1st Madison (with Tomas Alberio)
3rd Omnium
3rd Team pursuit
National Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch
2009
1st Scratch, UEC European Under-23 Championships
National Championships
1st Team pursuit
1st Omnium
2nd Madison
2010
National Championships
1st Omnium
3rd Madison
2011
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st Omnium
1st Points race
2nd Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
National Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
1st Points race
2nd Scratch
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Kilo
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Jacopo Guarnieri)
2nd Scratch, UCI World Championships
3rd Omnium, UEC European Championships
3rd Omnium, UCI World Cup, Astana
2012
UEC European Championships
1st Points race
3rd Madison (with Angelo Ciccone)
3rd Team pursuit
National Championships
1st Derny
1st Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st Team pursuit
1st 3 Sere di Bassano del Grappa (with Franco Marvulli)
2013
UEC European Championships
1st Points race
1st Madison (with Liam Bertazzo)
National Championships
1st Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st Points race
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Kilo
2nd Team sprint
3rd Derny
3rd Scratch
2014
1st Omnium, UEC European Championships
National Championships
1st Omnium
2nd Individual pursuit
2015
1st Omnium, UEC European Championships
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Alex Buttazzoni)
UCI World Championships
2nd Madison (with Marco Coledan)
3rd Omnium
2016
1st Omnium, Olympic Games
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Michele Scartezzini)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
2017
1st Six Days of Turin (with Francesco Lamon)
2018
UEC European Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Omnium
1st Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
3rd Omnium, UCI World Cup, London
2019
1st Elimination, UEC European Championships
1st Omnium, National Championships
1st Six Days of London (with Simone Consonni)
2021
UCI World Championships
1st Elimination
3rd Omnium
National Championships
1st Points race
2nd Elimination
3rd Madison (with Attilio Viviani)
3rd Omnium, Olympic Games
2022
1st Elimination, UCI World Championships
1st Elimination, UEC European Championships
1st Elimination, UCI Nations Cup, Glasgow
National Championships
1st Omnium
1st Points race
2nd Individual pursuit
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Vincent Hoppezak)
2023
National Championships
1st Scratch
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
2nd Elimination
3rd Madison (with Matteo Donegà)
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Michele Scartezzini)
3rd Elimination, UCI World Championships
2024
2nd Omnium, UCI Nations Cup, Adelaide

References

  1. ^ a b "Elia Viviani, Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling team". Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Team Sky's Elia Viviani to leave for Quick-Step Floors at end of season". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  3. ^ Torrego, José María (23 December 2018). "El Deceuninck Quick Step busca no sucumbir del cetro mundial del ciclismo en 2019" [The Deceuninck Quick Step seeks not to succumb from the cycling world title in 2019]. La Guía del Ciclismo (in Spanish). Digipress Ibérica SL. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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  5. ^ "Cofidis". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
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  17. ^ "Tour de France: Elia Viviani edges Kristoff in stage four bunch sprint". The Guardian. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Elia Viviani 'had to change tactic' to secure European champion's jersey". Cycling Weekly. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  19. ^ "VN ticker: Cavendish opens up in new book, Vivani and Cecchini to marry, nine WorldTour teams set for San Juan". 20 November 2021.
  20. ^ "Europeo "al bacio". Per Viviani e Cecchini la festa è doppia" (in Italian). gazzetta.it. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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