Cycling Profile -- Davide Rebellin

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Cycling Profile -- Davide Rebellin

Davide Rebellin is an Italian road bicycle racer and currently rides Miche-Guerciotti team. He was born in August 29, 1971 in San Bonifacio, Italy. In 2008 season, he served a 2-year suspension for testing positive at Olympic Games.

After winning three races, Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege Bastongne-Liege in single year 2004 Rebellin consider one of the glowing cyclists in the cycling-world. He also secured stages in Paris-Nice, Giro d’ltalia and Tirreno-Adriatico in his career.

He started competitive cycling in 1992 and displayed his excellent performance. In 1994 season, he took fifth place in Asmtel Gold race. In 1995, secured fourth place in Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour de Romandie but he can never win the single stage this year.

However, he continues his effort and final he took a part in the Major tour Giro d’ltalia in 1996. He managed to take first stage and retained his leader’s yellow jersey for six days and finally, he grabbed sixth place in overall standing.

 Italian told the media, "I have won Classics, but the first important win was in the 1996 Giro, winning the maglia rosa with the stage."

He also took the seventh place in Vuelta a Espana and fifth spot in Japan Cup. In 1997 season, Italian grabbed first place in UCI world cup ranking after winning the two races Zuri-Metzgete and Clasica de San Sebastian. He also won the two Italian classic races including Tre Valli Varesine and Giro del Veneto.

In 2001 season, Rebellin showed his sprinting skill and took first stage and overall lead in Tirreno-Adriatico. He also secured third place in Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Clasica de San Sebastian. In 2003 season, he took first place in Rum um den Henninger Turm and GP Intustria and Commercio di Prato. 

2004 is successful for Rebellin when he took the three major race in consecutive year including, Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. He also took the overall second place in Paris-Nice as well as points standing. He continues his effort and took two stages of Sachsen-Tour International and runner-up spot in UCI road world cup.

Rebellin posted another solid season, he concentrated on classic and small tours and this time he was part in Tour de France 2005. Due to his good effort he grabbed third place in the UCI Pro Tour rankings. He secured first spot in the first stage of Brixia Tour.

In the season of 2006, he took the sixth place in Amstel Gold race and won the first stage and took overall first place in Brixia Tour. He also won the Giro dell’Emilia. He took a part in Paris-Nice race in 2007 season but failed to snatch a lead and grabbed the runner-up place. The Italian later took second place in Amstel Gold race and also won the Fleche Wallonne race. He also secured runner-up spot in the UCI ranking behind Cadel Evans.

In the 2009 season, he took the two stages of Vuelta a Andalucia and first place in La Fleche Wallone and in April, the IOC announced that he tested positive for the duration of the Summer Olympics 2008, without indentifying a name. Then, his agent sent appeal for analysis of B sample, later also confirmed to be positive.

In 2011 season, he took fifth place in Brixia Tour and third spot in G.P Camaiore. Recently, he took his first overall victory in Tre Valli Varesine and Trofeo Melinda. Rebellin has plans to continue riding at least for couple more years.