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Thursday, 02 February 2006

Stefano Barberi


flag_us_sml.gifCountry: Brazil
132 lbs
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Place of Birth:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Boulder, CO
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A former Florida State Criterium Champion and two-time Florida State Mountain Bike Champion, Stefano Barberi was born in Brazil where he started racing mountain bikes at the age of eight years old. Four years later, in 1996, his family moved to Florida and Barberi kept racing. By 2002, he was one of the top three junior mountain bikers in the country and qualified for the Junior Worlds Team.

Despite his success in mountain biking, Barberi sought a new challenge. In 2003, he took up road racing, competing in the Florida State Road Points Series. By the end of that year, he had made the full-time switch to road. In his first road win (as a Category 3 racer) Barberi took off on a solo breakaway and lapped the field. It is a race that remains one of his most memorable to this day. Since then, he has been consistently building his repertoire, showing his strengths as a climber and time trialist.

Last season, Barberi was instrumental in many of the team’s wins, including the Cascade Classic. He also had strong showings on his own, including the Tour de Toona where he won the Stage 2 King of the Mountain standings. He also earned Top Young Rider honors in Stage 4 at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.

As one of the youngest Toyota-United members, a focused and disciplined Barberi has proved himself to be a fierce competitor with a strong commitment to teamwork. With the ongoing support of his mother and girlfriend, Melissa, Barberi looks forward to another intense year of learning and professional growth.

Team History

2006 - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
2005 - TIAA-CREF

2007 Results
1st, Stazio Criterium
2nd, Boulder Roubaix Road Race
2nd, United States Air Force Association Road Race
7th, Stage 5, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
1st, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, King of the Mountains
3rd, Hotter N’Hell Hundred Criterium

2006 Highlights
1st, 2006 KOM, Stage 2, Tour de Toona 
Top Young Rider, Stage 1-4, Nature Valley Grand Prix 
5th, Stage 7, Tour of Utah 

6th Overall, Tour of Puerto Rico 
6th Overall, 5th in Points, Tour of Shenandoah 
25th Overall, 4th in King of the Mountain Category, CapTech Classic 
49th, Wachovia Invitational Series Lancaster Race 
24th, Stage 1, Route Du Sud (France)

1st, Florida State Criterium Champion 
1st, Under 23, 6th Overall, Colorado Cyclist Classic,Stage 1 
21st, Athens Twilight Criterium 

Other Notable Results
2004 - 1st, Florida State Criterium Champion 
2004 - 1st U23, 6th Overall, Colorado Cyclist Classic, Stage 1 
2004 - 21st, Athens Twilight Criterium 
2002 - Multiple top three finishes at NORBA Series (Juniors) 
1999 & 2000 - Two-time Mountain Bike Florida State Champion
Last Updated ( Monday, 28 January 2008 )
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