Davide Rebellin: Rider Profile

Davide Rebellin - rider profile, biog, results, photos

Davide Rebellin on stage six of the 2014 Tour de Suisse
(Image credit: Watson)

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