Vini Zabù KTM

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Vini Zabù KTM
Team data
UCI code THR
nationality ItalyItaly Italy
License UCI ProTeam
operator Tharcor Limited
First season 2009
discipline Street
Wheel manufacturer KTM
General manager ItalyItaly Angelo Citracca
Sportl. ladder ItalyItaly Luca Scinto
Name story
Years Surname
2016 (until April)
2016 (from May)
Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli
Farnese Vini-Selle Italia
Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
Neri Sottoli
Wilier Triestina-Southeast
Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
Vini Zabù KTM
Vini Zabù KTM jersey
Team photo
Team photo Vini Zabù KTM

Vini Zabù KTM is an Italian cycling team .


The manager of the team founded in 2009 is Angelo Citracca. Luca Scinto is the sporting director .

The team was sponsored in 2009 and 2010 by the Ukrainian steel manufacturer Industrieunion Donbass (ISD) and the Italian steel mill plant manufacturer Danieli . At the end of the 2010 season, ISD stopped sponsoring the team and supported the Lampre-ISD team from 2011 to 2012 . The main sponsor was Farnese Vini from 2011 to 2013 , last year under the brand name Vini Fantini . The second name sponsor in 2012 and 2013 was the saddle manufacturer Selle Italia . After the two doping cases Mauro Santambrogio and Danilo Di Luca and the departure of the sponsor Vini Fantini, the team is supported in 2014 by the food company Neri Sottoli , the bike brand Cipollini and the textile company Alé .

Jersey in the 2012 season

The team operator until 2013 was the British company Croft Sport Ltd , based in London . In 2014, the Italian company Yellow Fluo Pro Cycling Team Srl , based in Pistoia, took over the operation. The name Yellow Fluo was used colloquially before the 2014 season and alluded to the fluorescent yellow of the team jerseys. In the 2016 season, the Irish company Thacor Limited became the new team operator.

The team joined the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible in 2014 . Membership was suspended from November to October 2015 after discussions about the internal team doping case Matteo Rabottini . The UCI license commission granted the team the Professional Continental license for 2015 on December 10, 2014, subject to strict control by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation .

Luca Scinto resigned from team management at the end of the 2014 season. The name sponsor Neri Sottoli supported the team beyond 2014, but was increasingly involved in the youth team named after the former Italian professional cyclist and national coach Franco Ballerini . The new namesake of the team that hired Alessandro Petacchi was the Chinese steel producer Southeast.

For the 2016 season, the Venezuelan Ministry of Sports was first renamed the second main sponsor and the team was renamed Southeast Venezuela . The project should also include a South American U23 and a women's team. From May 2016 Venezuela was replaced by the bicycle manufacturer Wilier Triestina as name sponsor.

As a result of research by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera , the team was accused in 2016 of circumventing the rules on minimum wages at Professional Continental Teams by having the drivers repay salaries to other accounts. An investigation by the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano ended in November 2016 with the acquittal of the manager Angelo Citracca. The defense stated that drivers were only legally involved in the acquisition of small sponsors.

2020 season

Success in the UCI Continental Circuits

date run Cat. driver
18th of August FranceFrance1st stage Tour du Limousin 2.1 ItalyItaly Luca Wackermann
18.-21. August FranceFrance Overall ranking Tour du Limousin 2.1 ItalyItaly Luca Wackermann

National road cycling champions

date run driver
August 21 SerbiaSerbia Serbian Championship - Individual Time Trial SerbiaSerbia Veljko Stojnic

Placements in UCI rankings

World rankings

UCI World Ranking
season Team ranking Driver ranking
2019 29 ItalyItaly Giovanni Visconti (76.)

UCI World Calendar

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 34. BelgiumBelgium Igor Abakoumov (246.)
2010 - -

Continental rankings by 2018

UCI Africa Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2018 11. UkraineUkraine Jakub Mareczko (62.)

UCI America Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 21st UkraineUkraine Andrij Hrywko (102.)
2010 - 2011 - -
2012 20th BrazilBrazil Rafael Andriato (42nd)
2013 13. ItalyItaly Mauro Santambrogio (80.) * Rafael Andriato (122.)
2014 15th BrazilBrazil Rafael Andriato (81st)
2015 23. ItalyItaly Jakub Mareczko (65.)
2016 27. VenezuelaVenezuela Yonder Godoy (201.)
2017 49. SpainSpain Julen Amezqueta (395.)
2018 - -

UCI Asia Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 40. UkraineUkraine Denys Kostjuk (161.)
2010 22nd ItalyItaly Pierpaolo De Negri (108.)
2011 5. ItalyItaly Andrea Guardini (8.)
2012 10. ItalyItaly Andrea Guardini (3rd)
2013 11. ItalyItaly Francesco Chicchi (15.)
2014 52. ItalyItaly Francesco Chicchi (144.)
2015 5. ItalyItaly Jakub Mareczko (2nd)
2016 16. ItalyItaly Jakub Mareczko (18th)
2017 2. ItalyItaly Jakub Mareczko (3rd)
2018 5. ItalyItaly Jacopo Mosca (11th)

UCI Europe Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 5. ItalyItaly Giovanni Visconti (1st)
2010 3. ItalyItaly Giovanni Visconti (1st)
2011 6th ItalyItaly Giovanni Visconti (1st)
2012 14th ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto (41st)
2013 7th ItalyItaly Mauro Santambrogio (21st) * Francesco Chicchi (25th)
2014 4th ItalyItaly Mauro Finetto (5th)
2015 9. ItalyItaly Manuel Belletti (13th)
2016 13. ItalyItaly Filippo Pozzato (38th)
2017 33. ItalyItaly Manuel Belletti (162.)
2018 45. ItalyItaly Simone Velasco (345.)

UCI Oceania Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 17th AustraliaAustralia Simon Clarke (30.)
2010 - 2018 - -

* Mauro Santambrogio has been suspended from the UCI.

Individual evidence

  1. of December 13, 2013: Garzelli becomes sports director at Neri Sottoli
  2. At Yellow Fluo it should be scandal-free in the future from November 4, 2013
  3. cf. of November 9, 2013: Yellow Fluo rises from the ashes of Vini Fantini
  4. of December 3, 2014: MPCC anti-doping movement suspends Neri Sottoli
  5. 2015 UCI WorldTour: Decisions of the License Commission., December 10, 2014, accessed on December 11, 2014 (English).
  6. Petacchi signs with former YellowFluo team for 2015., January 6, 2015, accessed on January 6, 2015 .
  7. Neri sottoli: meno investimenti per Citracca, più per Ballerini., January 5, 2015, accessed January 6, 2015 (Italian).
  8. Southeast-Venezuela to wear kit designed by new arrival Pozzato in 2016., January 5, 2016, accessed January 13, 2016 .
  9. ^ Wilier signs on as new Southeast - Venezuela title sponsor., April 29, 2016, accessed May 7, 2016 .
  10. ^ Reverberi, Savio and Citracca acquitted by the association., November 11, 2016, accessed November 12, 2016 .

Web links

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