Diego Ulissi

Nationality: Italy

Hometown: Cecina (Italy)

Date of birth: 15/07/1989

His full name is Diego Armando, like Maradona, who was his father’s football hero. The first choice would have been Michel, like Platini, but his mother didn’t approve.

Height 175 cm
Weight 63 kg
Debut on bike 1996
Pro since 2010
Victories 30
Giro d'Italia 5
Tour de France 1
Vuelta a Espana 1
World Tour ranking position 44
World Tour ranking points 494

In spite of his name, Ulissi was never really that into football. It was cycling that Diego loved, and he was encouraged by his father, who was an Italian MTB Champion.


He started riding at an early age and in 1996 he participated in his first race.


His mother, Donatella, works at a winery.


Ulissi and his wife Arianna live in Lugano (Switzerland) with their daughter Lia.

Stage Tour de Suisse: Leukerbad

Gp Costa degli Etruschi
Gp Montreal
Stage Tour of Turkey: Selcuk
General class. Tour of Turkey

2 stages Giro d’Italia: Praia a Mare, Asolo
Stage Tour de Slovénie: Celjska koca (TT)
Stage Czech Cycling Tour: Sternberk
General class. Czech Cycling Tour
Circuito de Getxo Memorial Ricardo Otxoa

Stage Giro d’Italia: Fiuggi
Memorial Pantani

Stage Tour Down Under: Stirling
Gp Camaiore
2 Stages Giro d'Italia: Viggiano, Montecopiolo

Stage Coppi e Bartali: Sogliano al Rubicone
General class. Coppi e Bartali
Stage Tour de Pologne: Madonna di Campiglio
Milano-Torino
Gp Peccioli - Coppa Sabatini
Giro dell’Emilia

2 Stages Coppi e Bartali: Levizzano, Pavullo
Gp Carnago

Stage Giro d’Italia: Tirano
Stage Tour de Slovenie: Golte
General class. Tour de Slovenie

Gp Industria e Commercio di Prato

Juniores World championship

Juniores World championship