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Rubens Bertogliati : biography

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Rubens Bertogliati (born May 9, 1979 in Lugano) is a Swiss retired road racing cyclist, whose breakthrough came in the 2002 Tour de France, when he was riding for the Italian team. In 2012, he rode for , and ended his career at the end of the season.

Bertogliati won the first stage of the Tour, which took place in the hilly country of Luxembourg. The victory also earned him the maillot jaune – the leader's jersey of the Tour. He kept the jersey after stage two, when he finished in 29th position. After the third stage, German sprinter Erik Zabel took the leader's yellow jersey from Bertogliati.

Bertogliati's first win came a few months earlier at the GP Chiasso, but it was his efforts in July that made him famous. He started his career as a professional with the team in 2000. From 2004 to 2008 he rode for the Spanish team.


1st GP Chiasso
1st Stage 1, Tour de France
Yellow jersey (General classification leader), after Stage 1 and 2
4th Overall, Tour de Georgia
2nd, Stage 6 Giro d'Italia
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