Italian street bicyclist who received the Giro d’Italia in 2013. He previously his first main amateur finish like a Junior Globe Time Trial Tournament third place finisher in 2002. He previously his first main victory in the 2010 Vuelta a Espana competition. He wedded his longtime sweetheart in Oct 2012. He completed 11th within the 2008 Giro d’Itali, 10 places behind champion Alberto Contador .