Leg Surgery Is A Success For Giovanni Visconti

Italian rider operated in Adelaide after right tibia fracture during the opening stages of the People's Choice Classic in Australia on Sunday Giovanni Visconti was intervened on Sunday evening (European time) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to reduce a fracture in his right leg's tibia, the Italian rider crashing out of the People's Choice Classic -the Australian criterium acting as preface of … [Read more...]

Five Movistar Team Riders Extend Their Contracts

Intxausti, Visconti, Rojas and the Herrada brothers stay with the telephone squad after notable performances in 2013 After confirmed extensions by Pablo Lastras and Rubén Plaza, Movistar Team keeps underpinning the base of its future projects, with five key riders from the 2013 season signing new contracts. Beñat Intxausti, José Joaquín Rojas, Giovanni Visconti and brothers José and … [Read more...]

I’ve Paid My Dues, Says An Emotional Giovanni Visconti

VICENZA, Italy, May 22, 2013 - Former three-time Italian champion Giovanni Visconti said he had paid his dues for past doping misdemeanours after notching his second stage win inside a week on the Giro d'Italia Wednesday. Visconti launched an ambitious attack 17 km from the finish of the 214 km stage between Caravaggio and Vicenza to finish 19sec ahead of the chasing peloton. … [Read more...]

Giovanni Visconti Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 17, Nibali Still In Pink

VICENZA, Italy, May 22, 2013 (AFP) - Italian Giovanni Visconti soloed to victory in the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday to hand his Movistar team their fourth win of the race. Overall race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) retained the pink jersey with a 1min 26sec lead on Australian rival Cadel Evans (BMC) intact after the 214 km ride from Caravaggio to Vicenza. Nibali … [Read more...]

Giovanni Visconti Takes Victory In Snow, Nibali Retains Pink Jersey

VALLOIRE, France, May 19, 2013 (AFP) - Giovanni Visconti won the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday after a mountain finish in the snow following a 149km ride from Cesana Torinese to Col du Galibier. The Italian from the Movistar team held off a charge from the depleted peloton, made up of race favorites, to take his maiden Giro stage by 42 seconds from Carlos Betancur and … [Read more...]

Karpets Flops Back To Team Movistar Frowm Katusha

PARIS (France), 21 oct 2011 (AFP) - Katusha's Vladimir Karpets, a former winner of the Tour de France white jersey, will rejoin Movistar in 2012, the Spanish cycling outfit announced Friday. The 31-year-old Russian spent six years (2003-2008) under the leadership of manager Eusebio Unzue when the team was variously called Banesto, Iles Baleares and Caisse d'Epargne. He signed for … [Read more...]

Movistar Signs Italian Champion Visconti

PARIS, Aug 9, 2011 (AFP) - Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti will race for Movistar in 2012 after signing a two-year deal with the Spanish cycling outfit, they announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who hails from Sicily, joins from Italian outfit Farnese Vini. Visconti made his professional debut in 2005 and has won the Italian national road race three times, in 2007, 2010 and 2011. … [Read more...]

Ulissi Wins Giro 17th Stage In Controversial Finish

ROME, May 25, 2011 - Italian Diego Ulissi of the Lampre team won the 17th stage of the Tour of Italy over 230km from Feltre to Tirano on Wednesday after Giovanni Visconti was demoted for pushing in the finish. Visconti was first over the line but after going for a non-existent gap down the inside between Ulissi and the barriers in the run-in, he pushed his 21-year-old rival out of the … [Read more...]

Giovanni Visconti Hss Place Raided In Dr. Ferrari Investigation

The Italian Giovanni Visconti (Farnese), has had his place raided as part of the investigation that revolves around the Italian trainer Dr. Michele Ferrari, it has been announced Friday by the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian agency specializing in anti-doping (NAS) has on Thursday conducted at three different locations, which also involved Diego Caccia and Morris Possoni … [Read more...]

Italian World Championship Roster

ROME - Italy coach Paolo Bettini on Tuesday named an 11-man team for October's World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Each team consists of nine riders so Bettini, a former Olympic champion and twice world champion, must still choose which two riders to drop. Of the 11, Marco Pinotti will also ride in the time-trial. Squad: Filippo Pozzato, Giovanni Visconti, … [Read more...]