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Historic Overview Michele Scarponi

Rider

Overall Rank212
NameMichele SCARPONI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth25-Sep-1979 - Jesi (Marche)
Date of death22-Apr-2017 - Filottrano (Marche)
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Biography

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi (25 September 1979 – 22 April 2017) was an Italian road bicycle racer who rode professionally for the Acqua & Sapone–Cantina Tollo, Domina Vacanze–Elitron, Würth, Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo, Androni Giocattoli, Lampre–Merida and Astana teams from 2002 until his death in 2017. During his career, Scarponi had 21 professional victories.

He began cycling at age eight with a local team in the Marche region. Scarponi spent almost a decade with them, and won the junior Italian National Road Race Championships in 1997. He then spent four years at the amateur level with Zalf–Euromobil–Fior (1998–2000) and Site–Frezza (2001) before turning professional in 2002 with Acqua & Sapone–Cantina Tollo. For the next decade, Scarponi rode mainly for Italian teams with the exception of two-year spell with Spanish team Liberty Seguros–Würth in 2005 and 2006 (where he was a domestique during Roberto Heras' 2005 Vuelta a España success). After a doping ban, he had his first major victories in 2009 with Diquigiovanni–Androni: stage and general-classification wins in the Tirreno–Adriatico and two stage wins – both from breakaways – in the Giro d'Italia, where he was a domestique for Gilberto Simoni. He led the Androni Giocattoli team in a Grand Tour race for the first time at the 2010 Giro d'Italia, where he finished fourth overall and won a stage for the second successive year.

Scarponi spent three years with the Lampre–ISD team, from 2011 to 2013. In his first season, he won the Giro del Trentino and finished second to Alberto Contador in the Volta a Catalunya and the Giro d'Italia. Contador was stripped of those results in February 2012 after a positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, and Scarponi was promoted to both victories; he also won the points classification in the Giro d'Italia. He finished fourth overall in the 2012 Giro d'Italia (losing a podium finish in the final-stage individual time trial) and the 2013 race, with no further stage wins. Scarponi joined the Astana team in 2014, initially as a team leader for that year's Giro d'Italia, before becoming a domestique for the remainder of his career for compatriots Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru. In his final professional race, the 2017 Tour of the Alps, Scarponi had his first individual victory in three-and-a-half years.

During his professional career, he had two doping-related suspensions. Scarponi was implicated in 2006 in the Operación Puerto doping case conducted by the Guardia Civil in connection with Eufemiano Fuentes, Scarponi's team doctor when he rode for Liberty Seguros–Würth in 2005 and 2006. He admitted his involvement in May 2007 after meetings with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), and was suspended from racing until August 2008. Scarponi received a three-month ban in late 2012 after he admitted performing medical tests with Michele Ferrari, an Italian doctor linked to a number of doping cases in cycling who had received a lifetime ban from the sport by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) earlier that year.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 2011
Tirreno - Adriatico 2009
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2011
Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps 2011
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt 2004
Giro d'Italia - stages 2009 (2), 2010 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2011 (1)
Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps - stages 2017 (1)
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 2004 (1)
Giro d'Abruzzo - stages 2003 (1)
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Seasons

Michele Scarponi - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 2001 Individual
52 688
2. 2002 Acqua & Sapone - Cantina Tollo
247 291
3. 2003 Domina Vacanze - Elitron
1028 45
4. 2004 Domina Vacanze
821 71
5. 2005 Liberty Seguros - Würth Team
586 105
6. 2006 Astana - Würth Team
96 525
7. 2007 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
218 283
8. 2008 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli
25 1029
9. 2009 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli
884 55
10. 2010 Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni
1389 23
11. 2011 Lampre - ISD
2088 8
12. 2012 Lampre - ISD
1336 26
13. 2013 Lampre - Merida
1661 19
14. 2014 Astana Pro Team
477 194
15. 2015 Astana Pro Team
862 82
16. 2016 Astana Pro Team
682 96
17. 2017 Astana Pro Team
158 470
Overall: 12610 212