- Luciano Pagliarini
ridername = Luciano Pagliarini
fullname = Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonça
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|4|18
country = BRA
height = height|m=1.74
weight = convert|68|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
currentteam = Saunier Duval-Scott
discipline = Road
role = Rider
ridertype = Sprinter
proyears = 2001–2004
proteams = Lampre
majorwins = 2007 Eneco Tour of Benelux, 1 stage (2007)
January 21 2008
Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonça (born
April 18, 1978in Arapongas, state of Paraná) is a Brazilian cyclist, currently one of the best of his country, where he is a renowned sprinter. Pagliarini has taken part in the road cycling race at 2004 Summer Olympics(from which he withdrew due to mechanical trouble) and the 2005 Tour de France(best position: 5th on stage 2, withdraw on stage 9).
Due to health problems, Pagliarini had a bad start in the 2007 season, until the Pan American Games in July, where he won the bronze medal. Ten days after the birth of his first daughter, he won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour, being the first Brazilian to acquire a victory in the
UCI ProTour, with this victory he rebuild his morale and later won a stage in the Tour of Missouri. This excellent end of the season convinced his team, Saunier Duval to renew his contract.
Pagliarini had a good season start placing third in the last stage of Tour of Qatar and finishing 15th overall. He also won the 6th Stage from
Tour of California, ahead of Juan Jose Haedo and the world champion Paolo Bettini, two days before the Beijing Olympics Men's Road Race he was diagnosed with kidney stones and due to this fact he was the last rider to finish the course.
;2001 – Lampre-Daikin;2002 – Lampre-Daikin;2003 – Lampre:1st, Stages 2, 3 and 4, Tour de Langkawi:1st,
Clásica de Almería;2004 – Lampre:1st, Stages 7 and 8, Tour de Langkawi:1st, Stage 5, Vuelta a Murcia;2005 – Liquigas-Bianchi;2006 – Saunier Duval-Prodir;2007 – Saunier Duval-Prodir:1st, Stage 5, Eneco Tour of Benelux:3rd, Pan American Games:1st, Stage 4, Tour of Missouri;2008 – Saunier Duval-Scott:1st, Stage 6, Tour of California
* [http://www.saunierduvalteam.com/cyclingteam/riderDetailN.jsp?idrider=1137515717457 Profile on official Saunier Duval-Prodir website]
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Pagliarini Mendonça, Luciano André
Road bicycle racer
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Arapongas, Paraná (state), Brazil
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