Niccolò Bonifazio

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Niccolò Bonifazio
Fourmies - Grand Prix de Fourmies, 6 septembre 2015 (B195).JPG
Bonifazio in 2015
Personal information
Full nameNiccolò Bonifazio
Born (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 26)
Cuneo, Italy
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamTotal Direct Énergie
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
2012–2013GSC Viris Maserati A.S.D
2013Lampre–Merida (stagiaire)[1]
Professional team(s)
2019–Direct Énergie
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Gran Premio di Lugano (2015)

Niccolò Bonifazio (born 9 October 1993) is an Italian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Total Direct Énergie.[3]


Early career[edit]

Bonifazio was born in Cuneo.

Bonifazio's professional career began in 2013 when he rode as a stagiaire for UCI WorldTeam Lampre–Merida. He joined the Lampre–Merida team the following year as a regular rider. In September 2014, Bonifazio took the biggest victory of his career so far by winning the Coppa Agostoni in a bunch sprint.[4] In addition to this, he won a stage of the Tour of Japan and three stages and 2nd place of the Tour of Hainan.

In 2015, he booked another victory, the Gran Premio di Lugano, also in a sprint. Bonifazio placed 3rd in the Coppa Ugo Agostoni, which he won the preceding year. Bonifazio placed fifth in Milan–San Remo.

In August 2015 it was announced that Bonifazio would join Trek–Segafredo for the 2016 season.[5] Bonifazio took multiple top 10 finishes, including 5th place in the Scheldeprijs, 3rd in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and 6th in Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne. He was named in the startlist for the Vuelta a España,[6] but he abandoned on stage 7.[7]

2018 onwards: Grand Tours[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the Giro d'Italia.[8] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

7th Trofeo San Rocco
10th Piccola Tre Valli Varesine
1st GP dell'Arno
1st Stage 3 Tour d'Istrie
9th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
2nd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2, 6 & 8
6th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
8th Coppa Sabatini
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
5th Milan–San Remo
8th Coppa Bernocchi
9th Vattenfall Cyclassics
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
5th Scheldeprijs
6th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
4th People's Choice Classic
1st Stage 1 Tour of Croatia
9th EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Jersey violet.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Omloop Mandel-Leie-Schelde
Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
10th Münsterland Giro

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 113
A yellow jersey Tour de France 137
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Niccolo Bonifazio » Lampre-Merida". Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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  3. ^ "Direct Énergie". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Bonifazio wins Coppa Agostoni". Future plc. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. ^ Clarke, Stuart (19 August 2015). "Trek Factory Racing sign young talents Theuns and Bonifazio for 2016". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ "71st Vuelta a España: Stage 7 » Maceda › Puebla de Sanabria". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  9. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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