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Davide Rebellin : biography

09 August 1971 -

Davide Rebellin (born 9 August 1971 in San Bonifacio, province of Verona) is an Italian road bicycle racer, currently riding for . In 2012 he rode for the Meridiana-Kamen team. He served a 2-year suspension for testing positive for Mircera at the 2008 Olympic Games. He is best known in the cycling world for his 2004 season, when he won a then unprecedented treble with wins in Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. He is considered one of the finest classics specialists of his generation with more than fifty top ten finishes in UCI Road World Cup and UCI ProTour classics. Throughout his career he has also won a stage in Giro d'Italia and stage races like Paris–Nice and Tirreno–Adriatico.

Palmares

1994
5th, Amstel Gold Race
1995
6th La Flèche Wallonne
4th Milan – San Remo
4th Tirreno–Adriatico
4th Tour de Romandie
1996
6th Overall 1996 Giro d'Italia
1 stage win
six days in maglia rosa
7th overall 1996 Vuelta a España
6th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
5th, Japan Cup
5th, Giro di Lombardia
3rd, Tour de Romandie
1997
1st, Züri-Metzgete
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1998
1st, Tre Valli Varesine
1st, Giro del Veneto
1 stage Tour de Suisse
1 stage Tour de Wallonie
2nd overall, Critérium International
1999
Tre Valli Varesine
2nd overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
1st, Giro del Veneto
1st, Tour du Haut Var
2000
Tre Valli Varesine
3rd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
4th, Meisterschaft von Zürich
4th, La Flèche Wallonne
2001
1st overall and one stage, Tirreno–Adriatico
Giro del Veneto
3rd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd, Clásica de San Sebastián
2002
Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd, HEW-Cyclassics
2nd, Giro di Lombardia
2nd, Giro del Lazio
2003
3rd overall and one stage, Paris–Nice
4th, Amstel Gold Race
1st, Rund um den Henninger Turm
2nd, HEW Cyclassics
7th, Clásica de San Sebastián
5th, Championship of Zürich
1st, GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
2nd, Milano–Torino
4th, UCI Road World Cup
2004
2nd overall, Paris–Nice
1st, Points Classification
1st, Amstel Gold Race
1st, La Flèche Wallonne
1st, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st, two stages, Sachsen-Tour International
6th, HEW Cyclassics
3rd, Clásica de San Sebastián
6th, Championship of Zürich
1st, Trofeo Melinda
2nd, UCI Road World Cup
2005
10th overall, Paris–Nice
2nd overall, Vuelta al País Vasco
4th, Amstel Gold Race
3rd, La Flèche Wallonne
1st one stage, Brixia Tour
5th, HEW Cyclassics
3rd, GP Ouest-France
5th Giro di Lombardia
2006
6th, Amstel Gold Race
1st overall and one stage, Brixia Tour
3rd, Championship of Zürich
1st, Giro dell'Emilia
5th, Giro di Lombardia
2007
2nd overall, Paris–Nice
1st, Flèche Wallonne
2nd, Amstel Gold Race
5th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st overall and one stage, Brixia Tour
6th, Vattenfall Cyclassics
5th, Giro di Lombardia
2nd UCI ProTour
2008
1st, Tour du Haut Var
1st overall, Paris–Nice
4th, Milan – San Remo
4th, Amstel Gold Race
6th, La Flèche Wallonne
2nd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd, Clásica de San Sebastián
4th, UCI Road World Championship
2009
1st, two stages, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, La Flèche Wallonne
3rd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2011
1st, Tre Valli Varesine
1st, Trofeo Melinda
5th overall, Brixia Tour
3rd, G.P. Camaiore
2012
1st Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st, Stage 2
1st, Points classification
1st, Combination classification
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Slovaquie
2013
2nd Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
1st Stages 1 & 4
3rd National Road Race Championships
4th Volta Limburg Classic
6th Overall Tour of Estonia
7th Vuelta a Murcia
8th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
9th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
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