Stefano Zanini

Stefano Zanini
Personal information
Full name Stefano Zanini
Nickname Maciste
Born (1969-01-23) 23 January 1969
Varese, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Directeur sportif
Professional team(s)
1991-1994 Italbonifica-Navigare
1995-1996 Gewiss–Ballan
1997-2002 Mapei-GB
2003 Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004-2005 Quick-Step–Davitamon
2006 Liquigas
2007 Predictor–Lotto
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 stage (2000)
Giro d'Italia
Intergiro Classification (2005)
2 stages (1994, 2001)

Single-Day Races and Classics

Amstel Gold Race (1996)
Milano–Torino (1995)
Paris–Bruxelles (1998)
Philadelphia International Championship (2003)
Infobox last updated on
13 October 2013

Stefano Zanini (born 23 January 1969 in Varese, Lombardy) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist, the leadout man for Liquigas-Bianchi in 2006, after riding for Mapei, Saeco Macchine per Caffè, and Quick-Step.

His palmares include the Milano–Torino of 1995, Amstel Gold Race in 1996, one stage of the 2000 Tour de France and two stages at the Giro d'Italia (1994 and 2001).

He retired at the end of 2007 and took up the role of directeur sportif with the Silence-Lotto team. He is currently a directeur sportif with Astana Pro Team.

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found suspicious for EPO when retested in 2004.[1]

Major results

Coppa Sabatini
Volta a Portugal
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 22
Giro della Provincia di Siracusa
Trofeo dell'Etna
Coppa Bernocchi
Amstel Gold Race
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
Mandel - Leie - Schelde
Tour de France:
Winner stage 21
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 7
Philadelphia International Championship


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