Davide Cassani

Davide Cassani ( born January 1, 1961 in Faenza ) is an Italian cycling journalist, former professional cyclist and sports director of cycling teams.

  • 4.1 Achievements
  • 4.2 Placements in the Grand Tours



Davide Cassani in 1982 cyclist at Team Termolan Bruno Reverberi. 1986 he joined the Team Carrera, where Claudio Chiappucci, Roberto Visentini and Stephen Roche were among his teammates. In 1988 he drove for certainty Bianchi, et al Moreno Argentin with. From 1990 to 1994 he wore the jersey of Ariostea and 1995 by MG - Technogym Maglificio. Shortly after his move to Saeco in 1996 he was hit by a car and had to quit as a result of this accident, his career as a cyclist. He was then in 1997 sports director at Team Mercatone Uno.

Cassani was regarded as a specialist in long escapes and one of the best helpers. He won a total of 27 professional races. Nine times he was appointed to the Italian team for the world road championship, which he finished in 1988 as the seventh and ninth in 1991.

Among his greatest successes was the victory at the Giro dell'Emilia 1990, 1991 and 1995, at Milan -Turin, 1991, two stages in the Giro d' Italia in 1991 and 1993, of the Trofeo dello Scalatore 1991, the Mediterranean cruise in 1994 and two editions Coppa Agostoni. His best results in the classics were 1992 each, a third place finish at the Flèche Wallonne and the Tour of Lombardy, and a second place at the Amstel Gold Race 1995.


After the end of his cycling career Cassani commentator was the Italian television channel RAI and reported since then by all major bike races. During the transmission of a stage of the Tour de France in 2007, he praised Michael Rasmussen for his training diligence and reported his impressions, as he watched him in Trentino during training. This information cost the Danes, at this time in the yellow jersey, possibly the victory in the Tour. His Rabobank team took Rasmussen, was the previously accused was compared to the doping control wrong whereabouts to have indicated that they, at that time be in Mexico because of a violation of team rules out of the race, as he had indicated to the team.

Cassani is together with another ex- professional cyclist, Massimo Boglia, protagonist of the series released on DVD Le Grandi salite del Ciclismo, in the deal the two together the most famous climbs of the Giro d' Italia and the Tour de France. He is the author of the annually published Almanacco del Ciclismo and together with Ivan Zazzaroni Pier Bergonzi and co-author of a biography of Marco Pantani ( Pantani. Un eroe tragico ).

Commissario tecnico

In 2014, Cassani took over as Commissario Tecnico the care of the Italian elite team.


Davide Cassani is cousin of Roberto Conti, who is also a former professional cyclist.



  • Stage 2 ( TTT ) Tour de France
  • Stage 5 Grand Prix Tell
  • Giro dell'Emilia
  • Coppa Bernocchi
  • 2 sections and Appreciation Trofeo dello Scalatore
  • Coppa Agostoni
  • Stage 8 Giro d' Italia
  • Stage 2 ( TTT ) Tour de France
  • Giro dell'Emilia
  • Milan -Turin
  • Giro di Campania
  • Stage 4 Tirreno- Adriatico
  • Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
  • Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
  • Coppa Agostoni
  • 15th stage of Giro d' Italia
  • 3, 4, 5a. , Stage 7 and Appreciation Mediterranean cruise
  • Stage 4 Tour of Basque Country
  • Stage 3 ( TTT ) Tour de France

Rankings in the Grand Tours

WD = Task



  • Pier Bergonzi, Davide Cassani, Ivan Zazzaroni, Vai, Pantani! , Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 978-88-04-55424-0.
  • Davide Cassani, Quelli che pedalano, Mondadori, 2009. ISBN 978-88-04-57782-9.