Paolo Savoldelli


Paolo Savoldelli

Infobox Cyclist
ridername = Paolo Savoldelli


image_caption =
fullname = Paolo Savoldelli
nickname = "Il Falco" ("the falcon")
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1973|5|7
country = ITA
height = height|m=1.80
weight = convert|70|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
currentteam = L.P.R. Brakes
discipline = Road
role = Rider
ridertype = All-rounder
amateuryears =
amateurteams =
proyears = 1996–1997
1998–2001
2002
2003–2004
2005–2006
2007
2008–
proteams = Rosslotto
Saeco
Index-Alexia Alluminio
T-Mobile Team
Discovery Channel
Astana Team
L.P.R. Brakes
majorwins = Giro d'Italia (2002, 2005)
Tour de France, 1 stage
Tour de Romandie (2001)
updated = January 2, 2008

Paolo Savoldelli (born May 7, 1973 in Clusone, province of Bergamo) is an Italian road racing cyclist for L.P.R. Brakes and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro d'Italia.

Savoldelli is a good climber, but he is especially well known for his fast downhilling. Because of that, he is often nicknamed "Il Falco" ("the falcon"). His downhill skills were particularly vital to his 2005 Giro win, when his descent down the last mountain of the penultimate stage managed to close a gap between him and his rival Gilberto Simoni, preserving his lead in the overall classification, and eventually giving him the Giro win.

On July 20, 2005, Savoldelli won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, becoming only the second teammate of Lance Armstrong to win an individual stage during Armstrong's seven Tour de France wins. He rode as the leader of Astana Team in the 2007 Giro d'Italia, but ended up working for team-mate Eddy Mazzoleni.

Palmarès

;1997 – Rosslotto: Hofbrau Cup;1998 – Saeco: Giro del Trentino – 1st overall; 1 stage win;1999 – Saeco: Giro d'Italia – 2nd overall; 1 stage win: Giro del Trentino – 1st overall; 1 stage win: Trofeo Laigueglia – 1st overall;2000 – Saeco: Tour de Romandie – 1st overall; 1 stage win: Giro del Trentino – 1 stage win;2001 – Saeco: Tour de Romandie – 2 stage wins;2002 – Index-Alexia Aluminio: Giro d'Italia – ;2005 – Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team: Giro d'Italia – ; Stage 11 win: Tour de France – Stage 17 win;2006 – Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team: Tour de Romandie – Prologue ITT win: Giro d'Italia – Prologue ITT win; 5th overall;2007 – Astana: Tour de Romandie – 2nd overall; Prologue ITT win: Giro d'Italia – Stage 20 ITT win

Persondata
NAME= Savoldelli, Paolo
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Road bicycle racer
DATE OF BIRTH= 1973-05-07
PLACE OF BIRTH=Clusone, Province of Bergamo, Italy
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=


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