Danilo Di Luca

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDanilo•Di Luca
Used nameDanilo•Di Luca
Nick/petnamesIl killer di Spoltore
Born2 January 1976 in Spoltore, Pescara (ITA)
Measurements177 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsCantina Tollo
NOC Italy


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) ITA Danilo Di Luca
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 11