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Encyclopedia > Paolo Bettini
Paolo Bettini
Personal information
Full name Paolo Bettini
Nickname Grillo
Date of birth April 1, 1974 (1974-04-01) (age 33)
Country Flag of Italy Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Team information
Current team Quick Step-Innergetic
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist/Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1997
1998
1999–2002
2003–
MG-Technogym
Asics
Mapei
Quick Step-Innergetic
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
UCI Road World Cup (2002, 2003, 2004)
World Road Race Champion (2006, 2007)
Image:Med 1.pngOlympic Games Road Race (2004)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2000, 2002)
Züri-Metzgete (2001, 2005)
Milano-Sanremo (2003)
Tirreno-Adriatico (2004)
Giro di Lombardia (2005, 2006)
Clásica de San Sebastián (2003)
HEW Cyclassics (2003)
Flag of Italy Italy Road Race Champion (2003, 2006)
Infobox last updated on:
July 26, 2007

Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick Step-Innergetic professional cycling team. He is the gold medal winner of the 2004 Athens Olympics road race and of the 2006 and 2007 World Road Race Championship. Bettini is a 3-time champion of the UCI Road World Cup series consecutively in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He has also won stages of the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a España. He finished in 9th place at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and won a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 517 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2256 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Image File history File links Arc_en_ciel. ... Image File history File links Med_1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation, and a sport. ... “Quick Step” redirects here. ... (Redirected from 2004 Athens Olympics) The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, commonly known as the 2004 Summer Olympics were the 28th Summer Olympic Games. ... The 2006 edition of the mens UCI Road World Championships Road Race took place on September 24, 2006, in the Austrian city of Salzburg. ... The UCI Road World Cup was a season-long road bicycle racing competition comprised to ten one-day events. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... The Vuelta a España bicycle race is one of the three Grand Tours of Europe. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


He is nicknamed "Il Grillo" ("The Cricket") for his propensity to attack repeatedly, and for his sprinting style. Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi beating Oscar Freire at a stage of the 2005 Tirreno-Adtriatico. ...

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Career

Bettini was born in Cecina, in the province of Livorno (Tuscany). In Spanish, cecina means meat that has been salted and dried by means of air, sun or smoke. The word comes either from the latin siccus (dry) or from the celtic ciercina related to modern Spanish cierzo or Northern wind. ... The Province of Livorno (Italian: Provincia di Livorno) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ...


He first gained prominence by winning the prestigious classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège race for the now-defunct Mapei team in 2000 and again in 2002. In 2001 he won the Züri-Metzgete for the first time. He set the record for the most number of World Cup race wins in a single season in 2003, by winning the Milan-Sanremo, HEW Cyclassics and Clásica de San Sebastián. The Classic cycle races are the most prestigious one-day professional cycling road races in the international calendar. ... Liège-Bastogne-Liège, often called La Doyenne (the oldest woman), is one of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar, and the oldest. ... The Championship of Zürich is a classic cycling race, held in the month of October in Zürich. ... Milan - San Remo, nicknamed la primavera, is an annual cycling race between Milan and San Remo. ... Before the start of the 2004 HEW Cyclassics The HEW Cyclassics is an annual one-day pro and amateur cycling race in and around Hamburg. ... The Clasica San Sebastian is a bicycle race held every summer since 1981 in the Basque region of Spain. ...


Early career

Paolo Bettini in the Tour of California 2007.
Paolo Bettini in the Tour of California 2007.

Bettini started his career as a domestique to classics star Michele Bartoli. However, Bartoli's injury and Bettini's wins in several key races meant that he was given more latitude to race for himself. Bettini won the 2000 edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and a flat stage of the 2000 Tour de France from Agen to Dax near the Pyrenees, barely edging out the charging peloton. The next year he won the 2001 Züri-Metzgete after a few months lacking any wins. Having made his way into the winning breakaway, he beat the favorite Jan Ullrich in the finale of the race by using his acceleration to jump away from Ullrich in the sprint to the finish. His worsening feud with Bartoli culminated in the 2001 World Cycling Championship in Lisbon, Portugal, where even though he was in the final breakaway with Bartoli, the latter refused Bettini's request to lead him out in the sprint finish, thus allowing Spaniard Freire to win the race. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2882 × 1922 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2882 × 1922 pixel, file size: 2. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Liège-Bastogne-Liège, often called La Doyenne (the oldest woman), is one of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar, and the oldest. ... The 2000 Tour de France was won by Lance Armstrong. ... The peloton (from French, literally meaning ball and related to the English word platoon), bunch or pack is the large main group in a road bicycle race. ... The Championship of Zürich is a classic cycling race, held in the month of October in Zürich. ... Jan Ullrich (born December 2, 1973 in Rostock, East Germany, now Germany) is a retired German professional road bicycle racer. ... The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual world championship for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


2002 World Cup and race season

Having been the trusted domestique of Michele Bartoli in previous years, the 2002 season was a breakthrough season for Bettini with the departure of both Bartoli and Museeuw from the Mapei team. Bettini started his World Cup campaign with an aggressive ride in the finale of Milan-Sanremo, but he was caught in the final kilometers of the race. After his 1-2 win with Stefano Garzelli in Liège-Bastogne-Liège where both riders displayed brilliant tactical riding for their team Mapei, Paolo ran neck-to-neck against contender Johan Museeuw, who won the Paris-Roubaix in a 50-km solo breakaway, and the HEW Cyclassics. A tactical ride in Giro di Lombardia earned Bettini the World Cup. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Stefano Garzelli (born July 16, 1973, in Varese) is an Italian professional road racing cyclist. ... Johan Museeuw (born October 13, 1965) is a retired Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Begun in 1896, Paris-Roubaix, third of the ten UCI World Cup races, has become the most famous single-day bicycle road race. ... Before the start of the 2004 HEW Cyclassics The HEW Cyclassics is an annual one-day pro and amateur cycling race in and around Hamburg. ... The Tour of Lombardy (Italian: Giro di Lombardia) is an Italian cycling race. ...


Paolo Bettini played a strong support role in Mario Cipollini's victory in the UCI Road Cycling World Championship in Zolder, Belgium. Mario Cipollini. ... The UCI World Cycling Championship is organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is held once a year at different locations. ...


2003 World Cup and race season

The 2003 World Cup series started with Bettini's daredevil ride in winning the opener Milan-Sanremo. Attacking twice in the last hills leading down to the Primavera, Bettini had the excellent help of his super-domestique Luca Paolini, who attacked down the tricky descent towards the finish. Milan - San Remo, nicknamed la primavera, is an annual cycling race between Milan and San Remo. ... Luca Paolini (born January 17, 1977 in Milan) is an Italian road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam Liquigas. ...


However, injury sustained in the Gent-Wevelgem forced Bettini to miss several races until the Tour de France in July. He then followed through with a charismatic win in the HEW Cyclassics in front of Tour de France runner-up Jan Ullrich, and a win in the Clásica de San Sebastián. The Gent-Wevelgem is a professional cycle road race held in Belgium in early April each year. ... Before the start of the 2004 HEW Cyclassics The HEW Cyclassics is an annual one-day pro and amateur cycling race in and around Hamburg. ... Jan Ullrich (born December 2, 1973 in Rostock, East Germany, now Germany) is a retired German professional road bicycle racer. ... The Clasica San Sebastian is a bicycle race held every summer since 1981 in the Basque region of Spain. ...


Unfortunately Paolo Bettini failed to win the UCI Road Cycling World Championship despite being the overall favorite, due to a tactical mistake at the end of the race. Having established himself in the winning breakaway with Spaniard Igor Astarloa, a moment's hesitation allowed Astarloa to break away to the finish to win the race. At the end of the race Astarloa claimed that Bettini had offered him money to relinquish the win, which Astarloa said he refused. A feud ensued, and Astarloa has since attributed his comment to a misunderstanding between his Spanish and Bettini's Italian [1]. The UCI World Cycling Championship is organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is held once a year at different locations. ... Rund um den Henninger Turm (2006) Igor Astarloa Askasibar (born on March 29, 1976 in Ermua, Basque Country) is a cyclist from Spain. ...


2004 World Cup and race season

The 2004 season started well with his performance in the Milan-Sanremo, but saw an emergent Davide Rebellin win the triplet of La Flèche Wallonne (not in the World Cup), Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Amstel Gold Race. Bettini's disappointments only continue with second-place finishes in the HEW Cyclassics which he had won previously, and again in the Clásica de San Sebastián, again which he had won only last year. The points gained in Paris-Tours - usually a pure sprinters race - was enough to put him in the World Cup leader's jersey, but with the last race the Giro di Lombardia better suited to Rebellin's riding style, the World Cup was not yet safe. Devide Rebellin is a cyclist, who was on the Gerolsteiner team in the Tour De France. ... La Flèche Wallonne is a major professional cycle road race held in April each year in Belgium. ... Liège-Bastogne-Liège, often called La Doyenne (the oldest woman), is one of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar, and the oldest. ... The Amstel Gold Race is a road bicycle racing race held (mostly) in the southern part of the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. ... Before the start of the 2004 HEW Cyclassics The HEW Cyclassics is an annual one-day pro and amateur cycling race in and around Hamburg. ... The Clasica San Sebastian is a bicycle race held every summer since 1981 in the Basque region of Spain. ... Paris-Tours is a French single day classic cycling race which takes place in October towards the end of the European season. ... The Tour of Lombardy (Italian: Giro di Lombardia) is an Italian cycling race. ...


However, despite the absence of Luca Paolini due to injury - which meant the loss of a native of the race circuit - Bettini managed to follow Rebellin throughout the race and control his climbing, resulting in Rebellin quitting in frustration.


Paolo's most important victory was in the 2004 Summer Olympics which saw him break away with only one other rider in the final laps and sprinting for a comfortable margin of victory. Unfortunately, he yet again failed to win the UCI Road Cycling World Championship due to a knee injury when he banged his knee against the team car at the beginning of the race. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The UCI World Cycling Championship is organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is held once a year at different locations. ...


2005 UCI ProTour and race season

After participating in the Milan-Sanremo, Bettini had an injury-marked season start which prevented him from having any significant participation in the spring classics, and he didn't get any victories until he got two stage wins at the 2005 Giro d'Italia, where he also donned the maglia rosa for several days. After that, he didn't get any more good results until the 2005 Vuelta a España, where he beat Alessandro Petacchi in an uphill sprint in Valladolid. After that, he took part in the Cycling World Championship in Madrid, where he got into the decisive break but, once again, he could not win and did not even get a medal. However, one week later, Bettini won the Züri-Metzgete for a second time in his career. Capitalizing on his form, two weeks following Zürich he won the last classic of the season the Giro di Lombardia as well. Milan - San Remo, nicknamed la primavera, is an annual cycling race between Milan and San Remo. ... The 88th Giro dItalia was held in 2005 from May 7 to May 29, running for about 3500 kilometers. ... The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro dItalia. ... These are the results for the 2005 edition of the Vuelta a España cycling race. ... Rund um den Henninger Turm (2006) Alessandro Petacchi winning the 2005 edition of Milan-San Remo. ... For the city in Mexico, see Valladolid, Yucatán. ... The professional World Cycling Championship road race is a one-day cycling event organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is a single massed start road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance. ... The Championship of Zürich is a classic cycling race, held in the month of October in Zürich. ... The Tour of Lombardy (Italian: Giro di Lombardia) is an Italian cycling race. ...


2006 UCI ProTour and race season

Medal record
Center
Paolo Bettini in the World Champion's jersey in February 2007.
Competitor for Flag of Italy Italy
Road bicycle racing
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Men's road race
UCI Road World Championships
Gold 2007 Stuttgart Elite Men's Road Race
Gold 2006 Salzburg Elite Men's Road Race
Silver 2001 Lisbon Elite Men's Road Race

Bettini won the 15th stage in the 2006 Giro d'Italia. Following the Giro, he became the Italian National Road Race Champion before going on to capture the world champion's jersey at the Road World Championships 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Bicycle racers at the 2005 Rund um den Henninger-Turm in Germany Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on roads (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics was split into three categories: Road, held on the streets of Athens. ... For the womens event, see UCI Road World Championships, Women. ... The 2007 UCI Road World Championships will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, between September 25 and September 30, 2007. ... The 2007 UCI Road World Championships - Mens Road Race will take place on September 30, 2007. ... The 2006 UCI Road World Championships took place in Salzburg, Austria, between September 19 and September 24, 2006. ... The 2006 edition of the mens UCI Road World Championships Road Race took place on September 24, 2006, in the Austrian city of Salzburg. ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... The 2006 edition of the mens UCI Road World Championships Road Race took place on September 24, 2006, in the Austrian city of Salzburg. ...


When his brother Sauro died in a car accident a few days after that victory, Bettini was on the verge of abandoning professional cycling. However he changed his mind and soon afterwards won the Giro di Lombardia classic, in tears. The 2006 edition of the Giro di Lombardia cycle race will take place on October 14, 2006, in and around the Italian region of Lombardy. ...


On March 2, 2007, Velo magazine awarded Bettini the prestigious Velo d'Or award as the best cyclist for 2006.[1] The (French for Golden Wheel) is a cycling award, created in 1992 by the French cycling magazine Vélo Magazine. ...


2007 UCI ProTour and race season

Bettini raced in the second annual2.HC-rated 2007 Tour of California and made it worth his while by capturing Stage 4 in a sprint finish. Then he won once again the rainbow jersey of the Elite Men's Road at Stuttgart. The Amgen Tour of California 2007 is the second edition of an eight-day, 650-mile stage race that races through the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast. ... Tom Boonen, 2005 World Champion, wearing the Rainbow Jersey The Rainbow jersey is the distinctive jersey worn by the reigning world champion in a bicycle racing discipline. ...


Palmarès

  • Gold Medal – UCI World Championships Road Race (2007)
  • UCI Road World Cup (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Gold Medal – UCI World Championships Road Race (2006)
  • Gold Medal – Olympics Men's Road Race (2004)
  • 1 stage win – 2000 Tour de France
  • 1 stage win – 2006 Giro d'Italia
  • 1 stage win – 2005 Giro d'Italia
  • 1 stage win – 2007 Vuelta a España
  • 1 stage win – 2006 Vuelta a España
  • 1 stage win – 2005 Vuelta a España
  • 1 stage win – 2004 Tour de Suisse
  • Flag of Italy Italy National Road Race Championship (2003, 2006)
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2000, 2002)
  • Milan-Sanremo (2003)
  • Giro di Lombardia (2005, 2006)
  • Clásica de San Sebastián (2003)
  • HEW Cyclassics Cup (2003)
  • Züri-Metzgete (2001, 2005)
  • Tirreno-Adriatico (2006)
    • Stage 1 and 2 (win and leader's jersey)
  • Tirreno-Adriatico (2004)
  • Tour Méditerranéen (2003)
    • Yellow jersey – general classification (Final; since Stage 4)
    • Blue jersey – points classification (Final; since Stage 1)
  • Tour des Régions Wallonnes (2002)
  • Tour du Latium (2002)
  • Tour de la province de Lucques (1999)
  • Semaine Internationale Coppi-Bartali (2000)
  • Tour de la Riviera Ligure (2002)
  • GP di Lugano (2006)
  • Trofeo Soller (2006)
  • GP Camaiore (2004)
  • Giglio d'Oro (2004)
  • Mendrisio d'Or (2003)
  • Coppa Sabatini (2002)
  • Coppa Placci (2001)
  • Memorial Cecchi Gori (2000)
  • Championship of Tuscany (amateur) (1999)
  • Coupe Hoffbrau (contre-la-montre par équipes) (1997)
  • 1 stage win, Tour of California (2007)

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External link

  • Paolo Bettini's official website
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Belgium Tom Boonen
World Road Racing Champion
2006, 2007
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Flag of the Netherlands Erik Dekker
UCI Road World Cup Champion
2002, 2003, 2004
Succeeded by
Flag of Italy Danilo Di Luca
UCI ProTour Champion
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of Belgium Tom Boonen
Vélo d'Or
2006
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Cycling at the Summer Olympics | Olympic champions in men's individual road race
1896: Aristidis Konstantinidis | 1900-1908 | 1912: Rudolph Lewis | 1920: Harry Stenqvist | 1924: Armand Blanchonnet | 1928: Henry Hansen | 1932: Attillio Pavesi | 1936: Robert Charpentier | 1948: José Beyaert | 1952: André Noyelle | 1956: Ercole Baldini | 1960: Viktor Kapitonov | 1964: Mario Zanin | 1968: Pierfranco Vianelli | 1972: Hennie Kuiper | 1976: Bernt Johansson | 1980: Sergei Sukhoruchenkov | 1984: Alexi Grewal | 1988: Olaf Ludwig | 1992: Fabio Casartelli | 1996: Pascal Richard | 2000: Jan Ullrich | 2004: Paolo Bettini
Riders on Quick Step-Innergetic

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Juan Manual Gárate Cepa (born April 24, 1976 in Irun, Spain) is a professional road racing cyclist currently riding for the Quick Step-Innergetic team. ... Dmytro Grabovskyy (September 30, 1985) is a Ukrainian professional road bicycle racer. ... Kevin Hulsmans (Lommel, April 11, 1978) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Alessandro Proni (born December 28, 1982) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. ... Sébastien Rosseler (Verviers, July 15, 1981) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Ivan Santaromita (Varese, April 30, 1984) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. ... Leonardo Scarselli (Florence, April 29, 1975) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. ... Hubert Schwab (Bottmingen, April 5, 1982) is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer. ... Kevin Seeldraeyers (Boom, September 12, 1986) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Gert Steegmans (born on September 30, 1980 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a professional road bicycle racer from Belgium. ... Bram Tankink (born December 3, 1978 in Haaksbergen) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. ... Andrea Tonti (February 16, 1976 in Osimo) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. ... Matteo Tosatto (born May 14, 1974 in Castelfranco Veneto) is a Italian cyclist who rides for Quick Step-Innergetic in the UCI ProTour. ... Jurgen Van De Walle (born February 9, 1977, Eernegem) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Kevin Van Impe (Aalst, April 19, 1981) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Peter Van Petegam (born January 18, 1970 in Opbrakel, Belgium) is an elite professional road racing cyclist. ... Cédric Vasseur is a French professional cyclist. ... Geert Verheyen (born in Diest, March 10, 1973) is a Belgian cyclist who currently raced for team Quick Step-Innergetic. ... Davide Vigano (Carate Brianza, June 12, 1984) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. ... Giovanni Visconti (born 13 January 1983 in Turin) is an Italian cyclist. ... Wouter Weylandt (Gent, September 27, 1984) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Maarten Wijnants (Hasselt, May 13, 1982) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ...

Manager
Patrick Lefevere

Patrick Lefévère is a Belgian cycling team manager of the Quick Step-Innergetic cycling team. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/11803.0.html Velonews.com EuroFile

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Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick Step-Innergetic professional cycling team.
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