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Elia Viviani
Viviani at the 2018 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Elia Viviani
Born 7 February 1989 (1989-02-07) (age 32)
Isola della Scala, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current team Cofidis
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2019)
Giro d'Italia
Points classification (2018)
5 individual stages (2015, 2018)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2018)

Stage races

Dubai Tour (2018)

One-day races and Classics

European Road Race Championships (2019)
National Road Race Championships (2018)
EuroEyes Cyclassics (2017, 2018, 2019)
Bretagne Classic (2017)
Three Days of Bruges–De Panne (2018)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (2019)
London–Surrey Classic (2019)

Elia Viviani (born 7 February 1989) is an Italian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis. On 10 May 2015, Viviani won his first Grand Tour stage victory at the Giro d'Italia, winning stage 2 in a bunch sprint before Moreno Hofland and André Greipel. In August 2016 Viviani won gold in the omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Viviani's nickname in the peloton is "Il Veggente" for his ability to foresee line moves of other sprinters during the sprint.

Career

Team Sky (2015–17)

2015 season

Viviani signed for {{{team name-2015}}} on 24 October 2014 after considering offers from Orica–GreenEDGE and the {{{team name-2014}}}. He chose Team Sky because they were willing to help tailor his road programme to help with his track ambitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After winning Stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, Viviani headed to the Track World Championships in Yvelines winning two medals including bronze in his focused Olympic event, the omnium. Back on the road Viviani made a big leap forward, consistently winning at World Tour level winning stages at the Tour de Romandie, the Eneco Tour and winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Giro d'Italia on stage 2 into Genoa. He ended the season well, becoming the European Track Champion in the omnium, gaining Olympic qualification points in the process. He also won three stages at the Tour of Britain and finished where he started the season, winning in the Middle East, this time at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

Quick-Step Floors (2018–19)

2018 season

Viviani signed for the {{{team name-2018}}} team before the 2018 season, replacing Marcel Kittel who joined Team Katusha–Alpecin. He got off to a good start winning Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under, the 50th victory since his professional début in 2010. He continued the momentum in the Middle East where he won his first major overall title and two stage wins at the Dubai Tour as well as a stage in the Abu Dhabi Tour. He returned to Europe for his first big objective of the season where he came 19th at Milan–San Remo. He added another success in Belgium at the Three Days of Bruges–De Panne but suffered an emotional defeat at Gent–Wevelgem, finishing in second place behind Peter Sagan. He also won the Italian National Road Race Championships.

2019 season

He again got off to a good start in Australia winning the opening stage of the Tour Down Under, and followed it up with the One-day classic Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, going one better than the previous year. Viviani's next win came at the UAE Tour a month later as he had an easier build up to the two Grand Tours he was scheduled to compete in – the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France. After winning Stage 3 of Tirreno–Adriatico, he encountered a dry spell mainly due to bad luck at the Giro d'Italia, where he was disqualified after winning a sprint on Stage 3 into Orbetello, after he was adjudged to have illegally blocked Trek–Segafredo's Matteo Moschetti. After last year's success, he failed to win a single stage in his home tour while wearing the national champion's jersey.

In his build up to the Tour de France he won two sprints in a row at the Tour de Suisse, before going onto win his first stage at the Tour de France into Nancy. Viviani came out of the Tour on top form, winning the London–Surrey Classic. After losing his national champion's jersey in June, he earned the right to wear a non standard team kit again for the following year after he won the European Championships on 11 August in Alkmaar. He won from a three-man break following the attack from trade teammate Yves Lampaert, and beating him and Pascal Ackermann in the sprint.

Cofidis (2020–)

In August 2019, Viviani was announced to be joining {{{team name-2020}}} for the 2020 season along with his lead-out man Fabio Sabatini.

Personal life

Viviani is engaged to fellow cyclist Elena Cecchini. His brother Attilio Viviani is also a professional cyclist.

Major results

Road

2005
European Youth Summer Olympic Festival
1st Road race
1st Criterium
2nd Road race, National Cadet Road Championships
2009
4th ZLM Tour
7th La Côte Picarde
2010
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a Cuba
1st Stage 7 Tour of Turkey
3rd Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2011
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Tour de Mumbai I
1st Coppa Città di Stresa
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stages 4 & 5
Giro di Padania
1st Jersey violet.svg Points classification
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
2nd Tour de Mumbai II
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2a Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 6 Tour de San Luis
2nd Memorial Marco Pantani
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Elk Grove
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 1 Tour of Britain
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th GP Ouest–France
7th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2014
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Stage 3 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 4 Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 4 USA Pro Challenge
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
9th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 5 & 6
2015
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 2–5, 7–9, 13–16
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 8
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour de Romandie
2nd Trofeo Santanyi–Ses Salines–Campos
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2016
1st Stage 2 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne
2017
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Bretagne Classic
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 3 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 2 Route du Sud
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd Silver medal europe.svg Road race, UEC European Road Championships
2nd Scheldeprijs
3rd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
5th Overall Dubai Tour
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
5th Coppa Bernocchi
6th Memorial Marco Pantani
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th Milan–San Remo
2018
1st Jersey italianflag.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Dubai Tour
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
Giro d'Italia
1st Jersey violet.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2, 3, 13 & 17
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 3, 10 & 21
Adriatica Ionica Race
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 2, 4 & 5
Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd London–Surrey Classic
2nd Dwars door het Hageland
6th UCI World Tour
2019
1st European champion jersey 2016.svg Road race, UEC European Road Championships
1st Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
1st London–Surrey Classic
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
UAE Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 5
Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Stage 4 Tour de France
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Tacx Pro Classic
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
2020
3rd Clásica de Almería
9th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
10th Race Torquay
2021
1st Cholet-Pays de la Loire
Adriatica Ionica Race
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
9th Classic Brugge–De Panne

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 119 145 125 DNF 132 DNF 112 135
A yellow jersey Tour de France 162 130 135
A red jersey Vuelta a España 128 145

Classics results timeline

Monument 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Milan–San Remo 108 108 84 9 19 65 39 69
Tour of Flanders DNF DNF DNF
Paris–Roubaix DNF DNF NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 3 DNF
Gent–Wevelgem 15 DNF DNF 2 19
Scheldeprijs 42 DNF 46 2 31
London–Surrey Classic 9 28 11 2 1 Not held
Hamburg Cyclassics 78 5 14 1 1 1 NH
Bretagne Classic 7 31 15 1 69

Major championships timeline

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Olympic Games Road race Not held 38 Not held Not held
World Championships Road race 80 89 20 57
Team time trial Not held 9 Not held
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European Championships Road race Race did not exist 2 20 1
Jersey italianflag.svg National Championships Time trial 17
Road race DNF 33 DNF 1 DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress
NH Not held

Track

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Viviani during the omnium at the 2016 Olympic Games.
2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Scratch race, UEC European Junior Track Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Madison
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team sprint
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Madison, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2007
UEC European Junior Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Madison
1st MaillotItalia.svg Madison, National Track Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team pursuit
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team sprint
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2008
UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Scratch race
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Omnium
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch race
2009
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Scratch race, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team pursuit
1st MaillotItalia.svg Omnium
2nd Madison
2010
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Omnium
3rd Madison
2011
UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal europe.svg Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Individual pursuit
1st MaillotItalia.svg Madison (with Davide Cimolai)
1st MaillotItalia.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Scratch race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Kilo
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Jacopo Guarnieri)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Scratch race, UCI Track World Championships
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium – Astana, UCI Track World Cup
2012
UEC European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Madison (with Angelo Ciccone)
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Derny
1st MaillotItalia.svg Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team pursuit
1st 3 Sere di Bassano del Grappa (with Franco Marvulli)
2013
UEC European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Points race
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Madison (with Liam Bertazzo)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Madison (with Michele Scartezzini)
1st MaillotItalia.svg Points race
1st MaillotItalia.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Kilo
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team sprint
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Derny
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch race
2014
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Omnium
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2015
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium, UEC European Track Championships
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Alex Buttazzoni)
UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison (with Marco Coledan)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium
2016
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Omnium, Olympic Games
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Michele Scartezzini)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
2017
1st Six Days of Turin (with Francesco Lamon)
2018
UEC European Track Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal europe.svg Omnium
1st Six Days of Ghent (with Iljo Keisse)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium – London, UCI Track World Cup
2019
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Elimination race, UEC European Track Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Omnium, National Track Championships
1st Six Days of London (with Simone Consonni)
2021
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Omnium, Olympic Games
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