Italian road bicyclist who won the Giro d'Italia in 2013.
He had his first major amateur finish as a Junior World Time Trial Championship third place finisher in 2002.
He had his first major victory at the 2010 Vuelta a Espana race.
He married his longtime girlfriend in October 2012.
He finished 11th in the 2008 Giro d'Itali, 10 spots behind winner Alberto Contador .