Full name: Danilo Di Luca
Nickname(s): Il killer di Spoltore
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: January 2, 1976 in Spoltore, Pescara, Italy
Affiliations: Cantina Tollo
Danilo Di Luca turned professional in 1998 and rode in the pro peloton through 2009. His greatest triumph came in winning the 2007 Giro d’Italia. Overall he won eight stages at the Giro and added two other stage wins at the Vuelta à España. He led the UCI ProTour in 2005, which was his greatest year, as that year he won the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne, and the Vuelta al País Vasco. His other major wins included the Giro di Lombardia in 2001 and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2007. Di Luca was suspended by the UCI after testing positive for CERA in May 2009, and was banned from the sport for two years.
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