Davide Rebellin - rider profile, biog, results, photos

Date of birth: 09/08/1971
From: San Bonifacio, Italy
Team: CCC Polsat
Previous teams: Meridiana-Kamen Team (2012), Miche-Guerciotti (2011), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli (2009) Gerolsteiner (2002-2008); Liquigas-Pata (2000-2001); Polti (1998-1999); Française des Jeux (1997); Polti (1996); Maglificio MG-Technogym (1995); MG Bianchi (1992-1994)

Davide Rebellin career profile

Davide Rebellin is one of Italy’s most successful one-day specialists ever.

Results came early for the man from San Bonifacio; wins in San Sebastián and Züri-Metzgete in only his second season as a professional was an impressive feat.

Renowned as one of the most tactically astute riders in the peloton, Rebellin (also known as Tintin) enjoyed the most successful years of his career at the German Gerolsteiner squad.

A Classics triple of Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2004 was a remarkable feat and the apotheosis of his career.

Rebellin has lost some of his explosiveness as he has got older, but makes up for this with his tactical nous. He won Paris-Nice in 2008, not by being the strongest rider in the race, but attacking Robert Gesink on a dangerous descent, on which he knew the Dutchman would be vulnerable.

Rebellin’s career has not been without controversy, however. In 2004, allegations surfaced regarding video footage apparently involving Rebellin and several others discussing the use of performance enhancing drugs during the 2001 Giro d’Italia. No charges were brought and he was later exonerated.

He won Flèche Wallonne once again in 2009 for the third time but soon after tested positive for EPO CERA from a retrospective test dating from the 2008 Olympics, in which Rebellin was second.

Rebellin was stripped of his Olympic silver and served a two-year ban. He returned to racing in 2011.

Davide Rebellin results

2014
Giro dell’Emilia

2013
Tour of Sibiu; stage one
Tour of Sibiu; points classification
Tour of Sibiu; mountains classification
Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich; stage one
Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich; stage four

2012
Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon; stage two
Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon; overall
Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon; points classification
Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon; combination classification
Tour de Slovaquie; stage two

2011
Tre Valli Varesine
Trofeo Melinda

2009
Vuelta a Andalucia; stage three
Vuelta a Andalucia; stage four
Flèche Wallonne

2008
Paris-Nice; overall
Tour du Haut Var

2007
Flèche Wallonne

2006
Brixia Tour; overall
Brixia Tour; stage one
Giro dell’Emilia

2005
Brixia Tour; stage one

2004
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Flèche Wallonne
Amstel Gold
Trofeo Melinda
Sachsen-Tour International; stage
Sachsen-Tour International; stage

2003
Paris-Nice; stage
Rund um den Henninger Turm
GP Industria & Commercio di Prato

2002
Gran Premio Città di Camaiore

2001
Tirreno-Adriatico; overall
Tirreno-Adriatico; stage
Giro del Veneto

2000
Tre Valli Varesine

1999
Tour du Haut Var
Tre Valli Varesine
Giro del Veneto

1998
Tour of Switzerland; stage
Tour de Wallonie; stage
Tre Valli Varesine
Giro del Veneto

1997
Clásica de San Sebastián
Züri-Metzgete

1996
Giro d’Italia; stage