Alberto Elli

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Alberto Elli

Alberto Elli (born March 9, 1964 in Giussano ) is a former Italian cyclist.

The mountain specialist began his career in 1987 with the Remac-Fanini team. His most important successes include two victories at the Tour of Luxembourg in 1996 and 2000, a success at the Grand Prix Midi Libre in 1997 and winning Milan-Vignola in 1993. In addition, he achieved three podium finishes at the Italian championships (1987 2nd, 1998 and 1999 3rd) and a second place in the cycling classic Milan – Sanremo 1997.

At the Tour de France in 1994 Elli finished seventh and in 1998 and 1999 came third and second in the mountain classification. In 2000, after the fourth stage, he won the yellow jersey, which he wore for four days, but only finished the tour as Jan Ullrich's helper in 84th place overall.

In 2001 Elli was banned for six months after a raid at the Giro d'Italia for possessing prohibited substances and used syringes containing growth hormones and was fined 2000 Swiss francs, as well as six months imprisonment with probation and a fine in a criminal case convicted in the amount of 12,000 euros. He had to pay another 10,000 euros to the Olympic Committee of Italy (CONI).

Elli ended his active career in 2002 with the Index Alexia team and is now the Sports Director of the Preti Mangimi team .











Individual evidence

  1. Ralf Meutgens : Doping im Radsport , Bielefeld 2007, p. 274. ISBN 978-3-7688-5245-6

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