Eddy Mazzoleni

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Eddy Mazzoleni

Eddy Mazzoleni (born September 29, 1973 in Bergamo ) is a former Italian cyclist .


Eddy Mazzoleni became a professional in 1996 with the Italian- San-Marine cycling team Saeco , with which he stayed until 1999.

His greatest success in a one-day race was in 2005 at the Giro del Veneto . He took part in the Tour de France five times , which he finished four times, with 13th place in 2005 being his best result.

Mazzoleni started six times at the Giro d'Italia and was able to finish the race every time. After his best placing was tenth in the 2003 Giro d'Italia , he finished third in 2007 in the last year of his career. After reaching the mountain on Monte Zoncolan , Mazzoleni delivered a doping test that was considered suspicious because it had abnormally low hormone levels, which can be an indication of the use of drugs masking doping.

Mazzoleni, like many other cyclists and track and field athletes, worked with the "doping doctor" Dr. Santuccione and was therefore initially banned from his last team Astana in 2007 and 2008 by the sports court for two years. In the course of the " Oil for Drugs " investigation, which has been ongoing since 2003, he was accused of having procured and administered doping substances. In June 2010 Mazzoleni was sentenced to four months' imprisonment and a fine of 6,500 euros for trafficking in doping substances. In the same trial, his wife Elisa, sister of professional cyclist Ivan Basso , was sentenced to one year in prison in a court in Bergamo.

Even before the official end of his cycling career in 2008, Eddy Mazzoleni opened the Ristorante Casanova in Curno .



Grand Tour placements

Grand Tour 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia - - 55 - 15th 10 21st - - 3
Yellow jersey Tour de France 71 - - - 70 DNF - 13 27 -
Golden jersey Vuelta a España - - - - - - 70 - - -
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.

Individual evidence

  1. cyclingnews.com of June 25, 2007: Italian paper calls Giro doping test results 'abnormal'
  2. cyclingnews.com of April 9, 2008: Mazzoleni gets two year ban
  3. ^ Sid : Cycling - Doping: Mazzoleni sentenced to four months in prison . FOCUS Online. June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. Lidewey van Noord, Robert Jan van Noort: Pellegrina. An Italian cycling pilgrimage . Covadonga , Bielefeld 2017, ISBN 978-3-95726-013-0 , pp. 136 f .

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