Historic Overview Danilo Di Luca

Rider

Overall Rank108
NameDanilo DI LUCA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth02-Jan-1976 - Spoltore (Abruzzi)
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Danilo Di Luca - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1998 Riso Scotti - MG Maglificio 0 954
2. 1999 Cantina Tollo - Alexia Alluminio 372 152
3. 2000 Cantina Tollo - Regain 702 72
4. 2001 Cantina Tollo - Acqua & Sapone 981 49
5. 2002 Saeco - Longoni Sport 1206 26
6. 2003 Saeco 1209 26
7. 2004 Saeco 863 54
8. 2005 Liquigas - Bianchi 2804 1
9. 2006 Liquigas 944 39
10. 2007 Liquigas 2351 2
11. 2008 LPR Brakes - Ballan 813 52
12. 2009 LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 919 39
13. 2011 Katusha Team 386 171
14. 2012 Acqua & Sapone 416 164
15. 2013 Vini Fantini - Selle Italia 139 420
Overall: 14105 108

Biography

Danilo Di Luca (born 2 January 1976) is a former Italian professional road racing cyclist, best known for winning the 2007 Giro d'Italia, but also for several positive doping tests, the last of which resulting in a lifetime ban from the sport.

Di Luca is also one of six riders to have won each of the three Ardennes classics; he won the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne in 2005, and Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2007. During his career, Di Luca rode for the Riso Scotti, Cantina Tollo–Acqua e Sapone, Saeco Macchine per Caffè, Liquigas, LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini, Team Katusha, Acqua & Sapone and Vini Fantini–Selle Italia squads.

Di Luca's career was also dogged by numerous infractions, involving three separate suspensions in relation to doping. In 2007, Di Luca was suspended for three months towards the end of the season, for visiting previously banned doctor Carlo Santuccione, which later escalated into the Oil for Drugs case. In 2009, at the Giro d'Italia, Di Luca tested positive on two different occasions for CERA, and was given a backdated – to July 2009 – two-year ban in February 2010, which was later reduced to nine months. His third positive test came just before the 2013 Giro d'Italia, when he tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition test. Di Luca expressed surprise at the test results, but he was given a lifetime ban in December 2013.

source - Wikipedia