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Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè

Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè
Team information
RegisteredSerbia (2008)
Italy (2009–2011)
Japan (2012–2014)
Italy (2015–2019 )
Founded2008 (2008)
StatusUCI Continental (2008–2014)
UCI Professional Continental (2015–2019)[1]
BicyclesDe Rosa
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerFrancesco Pelosi
Team manager(s)Hiroshi Daimon
Team name history
Centri della Calzatura–Partizan
Centri della Calzatura–Cavaliere
D'Angelo & Antenucci–Nippo
Team Nippo
Team Nippo–De Rosa
Vini Fantini–Nippo
Nippo–Vini Fantini
Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini
Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè[2]
Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè jersey
Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè jersey
Current season

Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè (UCI team code: NIP) was a UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in Italy. The team was founded as Centri della Calzatura–Partizan in 2008.

The team folded after the 2019 season, due to financial reasons following restructuring of the UCI World Tour.[3]


On December 21, 2017, Pierpaolo De Negri tested positive for anabolic androgenic steroids.[4]

Final roster

As of 31 December 2019.[5][6]
Rider Date of birth
 Rubén Darío Acosta (COL) (1996-08-20)20 August 1996 (aged 23)
 Nicola Bagioli (ITA) (1995-02-19)19 February 1995 (aged 24)
 Joan Bou (ESP) (1997-01-16)16 January 1997 (aged 22)
 Marco Canola (ITA) (1988-12-26)26 December 1988 (aged 31)
 Damiano Cima (ITA) (1993-09-13)13 September 1993 (aged 26)
 Imerio Cima (ITA) (1997-10-29)29 October 1997 (aged 22)
 Sho Hatsuyama (JPN) (1988-08-17)17 August 1988 (aged 31)
 Masakazu Ito (JPN) (1988-06-12)12 June 1988 (aged 31)
Rider Date of birth
 Juan José Lobato (ESP) (1988-12-30)30 December 1988 (aged 31)
 Giovanni Lonardi (ITA) (1996-11-09)9 November 1996 (aged 23)
 Hideto Nakane (JPN) (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 29)
 Hiroki Nishimura (JPN) (1994-10-20)20 October 1994 (aged 25)
 Alejandro Osorio (COL) (1998-05-28)28 May 1998 (aged 21)
 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) (1984-04-30)30 April 1984 (aged 35)
 Hayato Yoshida (JPN) (1989-05-19)19 May 1989 (aged 30)
 Filippo Zaccanti (ITA) (1995-09-12)12 September 1995 (aged 24)

Major wins

Overall Cinturó de L'Empordà, Luca Zanasca
Stage 1, Luca Zanasca
GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano, Daniele Callegarin
Stage 1 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, Daniele Callegarin
Overall Tour de Serbie, Davide Torosantucci
Stage 2, Yahuen Sobal
Overall Course de Solidarność et des Champions Olympiques, Artur Krol
Stage 3, Artur Krol
Overall Gp Cycliste de Gemenc, Zsolt Dér
Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista a León, Luca Zanasca
Stage 3 Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Giuseppe Muraglia
Overall Tour de Serbie, Luca Ascani
Stage 6, Davide D'Angelo
Stage 6 Tour de San Luis, Miguel Ángel Rubiano
Stage 4 Tour of South Africa, Davide Torosantucci
Stages 5 & 7 Tour of South Africa, Bernardo Riccio
Overall Tour de Kumano, Fortunato Baliani
Prologue, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 2, Fortunato Baliani
Stages 1, 6 & 7 Okolo Slovenska, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 3 Okolo Slovenska, Miguel Ángel Rubiano
Overall Brixia Tour, Fortunato Baliani
Stage 3 Tour de Hokkaido, Junya Sano
Stage 4 Tour de Hokkaido, Miguel Ángel Rubiano
Pan American Road Race Championship, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 1 Tour de Korea, Mauro Richeze
Overall Tour of Japan, Fortunato Baliani
Stage 2, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 3, Julián Arredondo
Stage 4, Fortunato Baliani
Overall Tour de Kumano, Fortunato Baliani
Stage 1, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 2, Fortunato Baliani
Stage 3, Mauro Richeze
Stages 1, 5 & 6 Tour de Serbie, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 4 Tour de Serbie, Fortunato Baliani
Stages 1, 7, 8 & 10 Vuelta a Venezuela, Maximiliano Richeze
Stage 4 Tour de la Guadelupe, Simone Campagnaro
Overall Tour de Hokkaido, Maximiliano Richeze
Stages 2 & 3, Maximiliano Richeze
Overall Tour de Langkawi, Julián Arredondo
Stage 5, Julián Arredondo
Stage 3 Boucle de l'Artois, Leonardo Pinizzotto
Stages 3 & 4 Mzansi Tour, Mauro Richeze
Stage 2 Flèche du Sud, Mauro Richeze
Stage 4 Flèche du Sud, Alberto Cecchin
Overall Tour of Japan, Fortunato Baliani
Overall Tour de Kumano, Julián Arredondo
Stage 2, Julián Arredondo
Stages 2 & 5 Tour de Serbie, Mauro Richeze
Stage 1 Tour de Hokkaido, Leonardo Pinizzotto
Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes, Pierpaolo De Negri
Stage 3 Circuit des Ardennes, Grega Bole
Stages 5 & 6 Carpathian Couriers Race, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stage 1 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, Grega Bole
Stage 3 Tour of Japan, Pierpaolo De Negri
Overall Tour of Estonia, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stage 1, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stage 1 Tour de Korea, Grega Bole
 Japan Under-23 Time Trial Championships, Manabu Ishibashi
Stages 6 & 10 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Grega Bole
Stage 12 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stage 1 Tour de Hokkaido, Alessandro Malaguti
Stage 3 Tour of Japan, Nicolas Marini
Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia, Pierpaolo De Negri
Overall Tour de Hokkaido, Riccardo Stacchiotti
Stages 1 & 3, Riccardo Stacchiotti
Stage 2, Daniele Colli
Overall, Tour of China I, Daniele Colli
Stage 4, Daniele Colli
Stages 2, 3 & 6 Tour of China II, Nicolas Marini
Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi, Grega Bole
Overall Tour de Korea, Grega Bole
Stage 8 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Nicolas Marini
Stage 3 Tour de Hokkaido, Pierpaolo De Negri
Stage 5 Tour of China I, Nicolas Marini
Stage 4 Tour of Taihu Lake, Nicolas Marini
Stage 5 Tour of Taihu Lake, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Volta Limburg Classic, Marco Canola
Stages 2, 3 & 5 Tour of Japan, Marco Canola
 Romania Time Trial Championships, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Damiano Cunego
Stage 12 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Nicolas Marini
Stage 7 Tour of Utah, Marco Canola
Stage 1 Tour of Taihu Lake, Nicolas Marini
Stage 2 Tour of Croatia, Eduard Grosu
 Romania Time Trial Championships, Eduard-Michael Grosu
 Romania Road Race Championships, Eduard-Michael Grosu
Stages 3, 7 & 8 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Eduard Grosu
Overall Tour of Xingtai, Damiano Cima
Stage 1, Damiano Cima
Stage 6 Tour of China I, Damiano Cima
Coppa Sabatini, Juan José Lobato
Tour de Okinawa, Alan Marangoni
Stage 5 Tour de Taiwan, Giovanni Lonardi
Stage 1 The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Cup, Giovanni Lonardi
Stage 18 Giro d'Italia, Damiano Cima
Overall Tour de Korea, Filippo Zaccanti
Stage 4 Tour of Utah, Marco Canola
Overall Tour de Hokkaido, Filippo Zaccanti
Stage 1, Filippo Zaccanti


  1. ^ "Nippo-Vini Fantini – Season 2015", ProCyclingStats, 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Moreno Moser: Going to races became a nightmare". 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Nippo-Vini Fantini set to fold at end of 2019". 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Nippo-Fantini-Faizanè, 17 uomini in organico nel 2019" [Nippo-Fantini-Faizanè, 17 men on roster in 2019]. SpazioCiclismo – (in Italian). Gravatar. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Moreno Moser retires aged 28". 13 May 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
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