“I do what I can, I give what I have.
And I accept the results, even the negative ones.
There are physical limits.
My principle is this: do what you can at your best
to have a clear conscience”


(Damiano Cunego from “La Gazzetta dello Sport”,  May 14,  2009)

From the beginning…

Damiano Cunego, a Veronese cyclist born in 1981, has achieved great satisfactions throughout his career, winning over 50 races among the professionals.

The success indeed arrived immediately; from the beginning, in 1999 he conquered the junior victory at the World Championship crossing alone the finish line. The success, then, continued in the early years among professionals: in 2004 he won the “Maglia Rosa” at the eighty-seventh Giro d’Italia and won the Tour of Lombardy three times (2004-2007-2008).

In 2006 Damiano conquered the white shirt of best young rider of the Tour de France, while he placed first in the 2008 edition of the Amstel Gold Race.

Today, less than a year after his retirement, Damiano is still present in the cycling world: passion and determination have led him to make available to fans of this discipline his twenty-year experience, becoming a Personal Trainer and Health Coach.




  • beginning of his career as a pro


  •  “Giro d’Italia” winner
  •  “Giro di Lombardia” winner



  • “Giro di Lombardia” winner



  • “Amstel Gold Race” winner
  •  “Giro di Lombardia” winner
  • Silver medal at UCI Road World Championships



  • first place in the “Queen Stage” in Tour of Qinghai Lake (China)



  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Coach

See all career major results

1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships

1st Giro d'Oro
1st Giro del Medio Brenta

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 7
4th Overall Brixia Tour
6th Japan Cup

1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2, 7, 16 & 18
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st GP Industria & Artigianato
1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
2nd Japan Cup
4th Giro del Veneto
6th Klasika Primavera
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships

1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
1st Trofeo Melinda
1st Japan Cup
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
7th Giro del Veneto
9th Liège–Bastogne–Liège


1st Jersey white.svg Young rider Tour de France
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall int. week Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Giro d'Oro
1st GP Industria & Artigianato
2nd Giro del Lazio
2nd Klasika Primavera
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
4th Overall Giro d'Italia

1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 4 Deutschland Tour
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
5th Giro dell'Emilia

1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Klasika Primavera
1st Japan Cup
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 5
3rd La Flèche Wallonne
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
4th Overall Tour de Suisse

Vuelta a España
1st Stages 8 & 14
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stages 2 & 3
3rd La Flèche Wallonne
5th Amstel Gold Race
6th Klasika Primavera
5th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Tour de Suisse
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships

5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Amstel Gold Race
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche
3rd Overall Giro di Sardegna
1st Stage 2
6th Overall Tour de France
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico

2nd Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 2
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya

2nd Overall internatiol week  Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd Japan Cup

4th Gran Premio di Lugano
4th Strade Bianche

3rd Giro dell'Appennino
4th Giro dell'Emilia
5th Overall Giro del Trentino
6th Milano–Torino
8th Tre Valli Varesine
9th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Gran Premio di Lugano

6th Gran Premio di Lugano
Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 4–6 & 10–19

7th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage

…Until today

Damiano Cunego is internationally acclaimed since the days of professionalism: he has over 50 victories. He participated in the World Tour for over 10 years and in 2004 he became N.1 in the world. This allowed him to make himself known and establish a link with the foreign public; a relationship that has grown over time especially with Japanese and American supporters, where it regularly organize customized training sessions and in Tokyo will soon open the first Damiano Cunego Academy.

Always involved in social and charity, he supports research for the progress of the sciences.


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