Specialties and Strengths: Stage racing, climbing, time trials
Damiano Caruso will be heading into his third year with BMC Racing Team in 2017 having made an impact on the team over the past two seasons.
Caruso cemented his status as one of the team’s best climbers early in 2016 when he won the Mountains Classification at Vuelta a Andalusia Ruta Cyclista Del Sol before stepping up to provide valuable support during the crucial mountain stages at the Tour de France, his second with the team.
Caruso was also able to show his own form with a top ten finish on Stage 10 from Escalades-Engordany to Revel, maintaining his run of at least one top ten finish at every Grand Tour he has raced at, including top ten finishes on the General Classification at the 2014 Vuelta a Espana and the 2015 Giro d’Italia.
In the later part of the 2016 season, consistency was king for Caruso as the Italian rider finished inside the top ten on all five stages at Tour de Fjords in Norway before finishing fifth overall on the General Classification.
|5th||General Classification, Tour des Fjords|
|1st||Stage 1: TTT (BMC Racing Team), Tirreno - Adriatico|
|8th||Stage 18, Tour de France|
|1st||Team Time Trail (BMC Racing Team), Tour de France|
|8th||Overall, Giro d'Italia|
|10th||Stage 8, Giro d'Italia|
|3rd||Stage 3, Tour de Romandie|
|6th||Stage 2, Tour de Romandie|
|2nd||Stage 1 (TTT), Vuelta a España (ESP)|
|2nd||Stage 3, Tour of Austria (AUT)|
|3rd||overall, Tour of Austria (AUT)|
|3rd||Stage 1a, Settimana Coppi e Bartali (ITA)|
|4th||Stage 4, Vuelta a España (ESP)|
|4th||Stage 8, Paris-Nice (FRA)|
|4th||Stage 1, Tour of Austria (AUT)|
|4th||Stage 2, Tour de Slovénie (SLO)|
|4th||Stage 4 (ITT), Settimana Coppi e Bartali (ITA)|
|9th||overall, Vuelta a España (ESP)|
|1st||mountains classification, Tour of Beijing (CHN)|
|1st||Stage 5, Settimana Coppi e Bartali (ITA)|
|2nd||Stage 1b (ITT), Settimana Coppi e Bartali (ITA)|
|3rd||Stage 18 (ITT), Giro d'Italia (ITA)|
|3rd||Tour of Alberta (CAN)|
|3rd||Stage 3, Tour of Alberta (CAN)|
|4th||Stage 7, Giro d'Italia (ITA)|
|2nd||Stage 1, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)|
|2nd||Stage 3, USA Pro Challenge (USA)|
|3rd||overall, Tour of Britain (GBR)|
|3rd||Stage 1, USA Pro Challenge (USA)|
|4th||Stage 9, Giro d'Italia (ITA)|
|4th||Stage 6, Tour of Britain (GBR)|
No top 10 results this year.