Diego Rosa (cyclist)

Diego Rosa

Rosa in 2014
Personal information
Full name Diego Rosa
Born (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989
Corneliano d'Alba, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2011 Giant Italia Team
2012 Palazzago Elledent Rad
Professional team(s)
2013–2014 Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
2015–2016 Astana
2017- Team Sky
Major wins

One-Day Races and Classics

Milano–Torino (2015)
Infobox last updated on
1 October 2015

Diego Rosa (born 27 March 1989) is an Italian racing cyclist,[1] who rides for the Astana team. He rode in the 2014 Giro d'Italia and was victorious in the 2015 Milano–Torino.


In August 2014, Astana announced that they had signed Rosa for the 2015 season, with general manager Alexander Vinokourov highlighting his role as a domestique for Fabio Aru.[2] His first professional victory was the 2015 Milano–Torino.[3] In 2016, he won a mountain stage of the Tour of the Basque Country. He celebrated his solo win by stepping off his bike and crossing the finish line by foot, holding his bicycle in the air.[4]

Rosa has competed in four Grand Tours. In his Grand Tour debut, the 2013 Giro d'Italia, he finished 22nd overall. After not finishing the 2014, he finished in the top 25 in both the 2015 Giro d'Italia and the 2015 Vuelta a España.[5]

He will join Team Sky for the 2017 season.

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall Giro del Friuli-Venezia Giulia
1st Stage 3
1st Mountains classification Girobio
3rd Trofeo Franco Balestra
5th Trofeo Internazionale Bastianelli
6th Gran Premio San Giuseppe
1st Young rider classification Tour Méditerranéen
5th Overall Route du Sud
8th Giro dell'Emilia
10th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Milano–Torino
5th Giro di Lombardia
5th Strade Bianche
Tour of the Basque Country
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 5
2nd Giro di Lombardia
7th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 23 WD 23
Yellow jersey Tour 37
red jersey Vuelta 20

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. "Diego Rosa". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. Farrand, Stephen (1 August 2014). "Transfers: Astana signs Boom, Sanchez, Rosa and Malacarne". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. "Diego Rosa (#ProWins)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  4. O'Shea, Shadhbh (8 April 2016). "Pais Vasco: Rosa wins in Arrate". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. "Diego Rosa (#GrandTours)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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