Historic Overview Alberto Elli
Alberto Elli (Giussano, March 9, 1964) is a former Italian road racing cyclist, who wore the yellow jersey for 4 days in the 2000 Tour de France. He is currently a directeur sportif with the Preti Mangimi professional continental team. Elli was called up late for the 2000 Tour de France, and after a group of 12 cyclists stayed away from the others, Elli became a surprise leader, being the second oldest cyclist in the peloton. He kept the yellow jersey until the Pyrenées mountains, where he lost it to Lance Armstrong.
During the 2001 Giro d'Italia, the police found banned substances in Elli's hotel room. In 2005, he was sentenced to six months imprisonment for this.