Fabio Masotti

Dalmine Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre 2008 Summer Olympics

Fabio Masotti
Personal information
Full nameFabio Masotti
Born (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 46)
Udine, Italy[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamGruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre[1]
DisciplineRoad, track
RoleRider
Professional teams
2010San Marco Concrete Imet Caneva
2012Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre[1]

Fabio Masotti (born 3 June 1974 in Udine) is an Italian amateur road and track cyclist.[2] He has claimed four Italian national championship titles in track cycling (madison, and points race), and later represented his nation Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Masotti also shared silver medals with 2000 Olympic medalist Marco Villa in men's Madison at the fourth round of the 2006 UCI World Cup circuit in Sydney, Australia.[3] Masotti currently races for the 2013 season with Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre under his head coach Cristiano Valoppi.[1]

Masotti qualified for the Italian squad, as a 34-year-old in men's Madison at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving an automatic berth from UCI based on his top-ten performance in the Track World Rankings.[4] Teaming with two-time Olympian Angelo Ciccone, Masotti started out a 50 km, sixteen-sprint race for the Italian duo by taking the lap first over the entire field, but did not receive a single point and lost three laps in all sprints, dropping him and his partner off to fourteenth place.[5][6][7]

Career highlights

2004
1st MaillotItalia.PNG Italian Track Cycling Championships (Madison with Angelo Ciccone), Pordenone (ITA)
1st MaillotItalia.PNG Italian Track Cycling Championships (Points race), Pordenone (ITA)
2nd Stage 1, Giro del Friuli, Sistiana (ITA)
2005
1st MaillotItalia.PNG Italian Track Cycling Championships (Scratch), San Vincenzo (ITA)
2006
1st Stage 2, Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Stage 4, UCI World Cup (Madison with Marco Villa), Sydney (AUS)
3rd Coppa San Vito, San Vito al Tagliamento (ITA)
2007
1st MaillotItalia.PNG Italian Track Cycling Championships (Madison with Angelo Ciccone), Dalmine (ITA)
2nd Italian Track Cycling Championships (Scratch), Dalmine (ITA)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Athens Open Balkan Championships (Points race), Athens (ESP)
3rd Coppa San Vito, San Vito al Tagliamento (ITA)
3rd Italian Track Cycling Championships (Scratch), Dalmine (ITA)
2008
14th Olympic Games (Madison with Angelo Ciccone), Beijing (CHN)
2009
2nd Stage 2, Tour of Romania, Bacau (ROU)
4th Stage 1, Tour of Romania, Braila (ROU)
2010
3rd Stage 1, Tour of Romania, Targu-Mures (ROU)
6th European Championships (Madison with Angelo Ciccone), Pruszków (POL)
2011
1st Stage 8, Tour of Romania, Bucharest (ROU)
2nd Italian Track Cycling Championships (Madison with Angelo Ciccone), Italy
3rd Stage 1, Tour of Romania, Braila (ROU)
4th Stage 4, Tour of Romania, Suceava (ROU)

References

  1. ^ a b c d "CONI Profile – Fabio Masotti" (in Italian). Italian National Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Fabio Masotti". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Netherlands take overall World Cup cycling honours". Daily Times (Pakistan). 6 March 2006. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Bici, musica e agonismo Spettacolo al velodromo" [Bikes, music and entertainment at the velodrome racing] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 11 November 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Madison". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  6. ^ Weislo, Laura (19 August 2008). "Argentina lands knockout blow early". Cycling News. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Olimpiadi, ciclismo: azzurri fuori dal podio nel Madison" [Olympic cycling: Italians off the podium in Madison] (in Italian). Reuters. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2013.