Andrea Tafi (cyclist)

Andrea Tafi ( born May 7, 1966 in Fucecchio ) is an Italian former racing cyclist.


Andrea Tafi comes from Tuscany and was one of the specialists in one-day races, above all, he was one of the best drivers in the world on cobblestones. So he could win the infamous 1999 and 2002 for this pavement classic Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. In 1996, he had already won the Tour of Lombardy and thus in his career to win three of the five monuments of cycling. Another big success was in 1998 winning the Italian championship.

2005 ended Tafi his career with the Spanish team Saunier Duval- Prodir. The Gladiator came from the age of nearly 39 years of the international stage. Today he rented in Montecatini Terme - San Rocco in Lamporecchio / Toscana Il Borghetto comfortable apartment homes that bear the name of his victories.

Tafi was accused in an investigation report of the Anti- Doping Commission of the French Senate in July 2013, to include around 60 riders, which based on retests from 2004 Doping with the formation of blood hormone erythropoietin (short: EPO) at the 1998 Tour de France could be detected.