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Danilo Di Luca

Di Luca in 2005
Personal information
Full name Danilo Di Luca
Nickname The Killer from Spoltore
Born (1976-01-02) 2 January 1976 (age 41)
Spoltore, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Suspended
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber/Classics Specialist
Professional team(s)
1998 Riso Scotti
1999–2001 Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
2002–2004 Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Longoni Sport
2005–2007 Liquigas–Bianchi
2008–2009 LPR Brakes–Ballan
2011 Team Katusha
2012 Acqua & Sapone
2013 Vini Fantini–Selle Italia
Major wins
Grand Tours

Giro d’Italia

General classification (2007)
6 individual stages

Vuelta a España

2 individual stages

Stage races

Tour of the Basque Country (2005)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (2001)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2007)
Amstel Gold Race (2005)
La Flèche Wallonne (2005)
Tre Valli Varesine (2003)
Milano–Torino (2007)
Giro dell’Emilia (2008)


UCI ProTour (2005)

Whatever I won in cycling, I won with my own skills. I never won anything I couldn't win. For example, I never won a time trial at 60 kph, whereas others have and maybe still do.
Danilo Di Luca
Big defeats make us learn.