Giampaolo Caruso

Giampaolo Caruso
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Giampaolo Caruso.jpg
Caruso at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameGiampaolo Caruso
Born (1980-08-15) 15 August 1980 (age 38)
Avola, Italy
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2009LPR Brakes–Ballan
2009–2010Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce
2010–2015Team Katusha
Major wins
One-Day Races and Classics
Milano–Torino (2014)

Giampaolo Caruso (born 15 August 1980 in Avola) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who rode most recently for Team Katusha.[1]

Caruso was accused in the Operación Puerto doping case, but his case was soon dropped by the Spanish federation.[2] The Italian Olympic Committee wanted him suspended for two years, but he was acquitted of involvement by the Court for Arbitration for Sport.[3] In 2009 he signed a contract until the end of 2011 for LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini,[4] but moved to Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce midseason. He had a contract with them through 2011,[5] but on 6 April 2010, after the Giro d'Italia organizers had announced that Ceramica Flaminia was not invited to the race, he was allowed to break his contract and to sign with Team Katusha, who assumed the contract through its duration.[6] The Team Katusha signed him mainly in order to put him at the head of the team in the Giro d'Italia 2010.In late 2011 he prolonged his contract for the upcoming season.

In August 2015, it was announced that Caruso had returned a positive test for EPO in March, 2012.[7]

Career achievements

Major results

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 19 12 46 42 41 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 37 90
A red jersey Vuelta a España 72 59 36 49 137
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish