Date of birth: 14/11/1984

Place of birth: Messina

Height x weight: 1,80 x 65

First Club: Vivai e Piante Pietrafitta

Club: Trek Segafredo

First Coach: Filippo Pietrafitta

Coach: Davide Cassani

Hobby: Photography, radio controlled cars

Relationship Status: Married

Olympic Games Participation:

3 (Pechino 2008, Londra 2012, Rio 2016)


Four years ago, the "Shark of Messina's" Olympic dream was shattered on the descent of Vista Chinesa, just 11 km from the finish line. Vincenzo, captain of the national team that had handled the entire race well, was breaking away with two other riders and was preparing to go for gold when he fell from his bike. The race was over: he was left with a broken collarbone and a great sense of regret for the medal that had slipped out of his grasp. It is clear that the event in Tokyo will have a special importance for the thirty-six year old Sicilian. The Sixth rider ever to have won the Giro d'Italia (2013 and 2016), the Tour de France and La Vuelta has proved to be a well-rounded rider who has also won classics such as il Lombardia (2015 and 2017) and Milano-Sanremo (2018). He doesn’t like contact sports and for this reason he has never liked football. Instead, he is passionate about radio-controlled model cars and photography, a hobby he inherited from his father who also passed on his love for cycling. Very attached to his homeland, which he left when he was young to follow his dream of becoming a professional cyclist, he has turned simplicity into his strong point.



Olympic Games

14° Pechino (CHN) 2008 – Cronometro
Rit. Pechino (CHN) 2008 – In linea
101° Londra (GBR) 2012 – In linea
Rit. Rio (BRA) 2016 – In linea

World Championships

40° Melbourne (AUS) 2010 – In linea
28° Valkenburg (NED) 2012 – In linea
4° Firenze (ITA) 2013 – In linea
40° Ponferrada (ESP) 2014 – In linea
42° Richmond (USA) 2015 – In linea
49° Innsbruck (AUT) 2018 – In linea


Other Games

Vuelta a Espaňa 2010
Giro d’Italia 2013
Tour de France 2014
Giro di Lombardia 2015
Giro d’Italia 2016
Giro di Lombardia 2017
Milano San-Remo 2018