Italian road bicycle racer Diego Ulissi wins stage 11 as he outsprints Jungels and Andrey Amador
Diego Ulissi wins Stage 11
Diego Ulissi is an Italian road bicycle racer for UCI pro tour of team Lampre-Merida. He managed to win two stages of the Giro de’italia 2016.
Ulissi first won the stage 4 of the competition which was a 200km medium mountain stage. This was the fifth Giro de’italia stage win of his career. The Italian was front foot throughout the finale and eventually broke free on the last climb with 10kms to go. His team gave him great support due to which he is third in the overall ranking ahead of Tom Dumboulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNI-Jumbo).
Following his win of previous stage, Ulissi again was victorious in the stage 11 of the Giro de’italia. The stage 11 was also a medium mountain stage from Modena to Asolo. In a 227 km race Ulissi made his sprint at the right time. He out sprinted the race leader Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quickstep) and Andre Amador (Movistar) to cross the line first.
Ulissi made his move with about 4kms to go and ended with a time of 4:56:32 followed by Andre Amador with same time. However, Jungels managed to maintain his lead in the general classification despite ending third in the race.
Ulissi of age 27 has won quite a lot of races in his career. When he was 17 he had participated in the Junior World Road Race Championship and won. He again won it in the following year and became the second cyclist to ever win consecutive World Junior titles after Giuseppe Palumbo.
In 2010 stood first in the Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato, a single day road bicycle race held annually in Prato, Italy.
Diego in 2011 won the overall classification at the Tour of Slovenia including one of the stages. In the same year he was awarded stage 17 of Giro de’italia after relegation of Giovanni for improper sprinting. That year turned out good for him as he also won the Young ride classification.
In 2013 Ulissi was victorious in Settimana Internazionale di Coppie Bartali and got red jersey for the win. He also stood first in stage 2 of the same event.
Ulissi won another major event in the year 2016 where he stood first overall in the Czech Cycling Tour. He was awarded with his first ever pink jersey.
The minimum salary of a pro Tour ride is about €35,000 and if a rider win a stage in Giro it can increase to €100k mark. A rider with mixture of placing and wins in major races can make anywhere around €500 to €800k. Diego has won many stages in Giro as well as single race, so his salary may be between €800k to €1 million. So by looking at his salary he probably has a net worth of around €1 million.