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Flávia Oliveira

Flávia Oliveira

Brazilian cyclist
Flávia Oliveira
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Brazilian cyclist
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Brazil
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 27 October 1981, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age 39 years
Star sign Scorpio
Sports Teams
S.C. Michela Fanini
Gauss RDZ Ormu
Aromitalia Vaiano
Forno d'Asolo Colavita
Servetto–Stradalli Cycle–Alurecycling
Alé Cipollini
Lares-Waowdeals Women
Health Mate-Cyclelive
Memorial Santos-Fupes
The details (from wikipedia)


Flávia Maria de Oliveira Paparella (born 27 October 1981) is a Brazilian racing cyclist, who currently rides for amateur team Fearless Femme. She competed in the 2013 UCI Women's World Championship Road Race in Florence, as well as the 2014 UCI Women's Road World Championships in Ponferrada. She competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where she finished in seventh place. Her Olympic achievement was particularly notable because of the small number of Brazilian riders in the event. She was the highest placed rider of any nation that had two or fewer cyclists in the event. Additionally, her seventh-place finish in the Women's Olympic Cycling Road Race was the highest place finish for any Brazilian rider in any cycling event in the history of Olympic cycling.

Oliveira is a past winner of the Mountains Competition in the Giro d'Italia Feminine (Giro Rosa, 2015), Brazilian National Road Champion, and she was the Overall winner and Mountains Competition winner of the 2016 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche.

During a coaching session early in Oliveira's career, she recorded one of the highest VO2 Max scores ever across all athletics for females.


In June 2009, in her first year as a professional, Oliveira tested positive for oxilofrine, an illegal stimulant, while racing with the Italian professional team SC Michela Fanini at the Giro del Trentino Donne. The adverse finding came from a supplement purchased in the United States that did not include oxilofine on the ingredients label. In fact, several supplement companies were making products that contained oxilofrine without indicating the substance on the label. Oliveira later sued the supplement manufacturer. In December 2009 the ban was reduced through an appeal to CAS after the panel found that she had not intentionally ingested the banned substance and there was no way that she could have known that the supplement would have contained a banned substance. This would see her resume competition on 1 March 2011.

A second positive occurred nine years later on 26 June 2018 at the Brazilian Road Championships. Oliveira won the race and was allowed to maintain the title of champion of Brasil after the hearing. In a unanimous decision, the arbitration panel ruled that Oliveira did not ingest the contaminant intentionally and in fact, the contaminant entered her system after the race had completed. Oliveira returned to racing shortly after, recording her best ever finish in a World Cup Event at GP Plouay, where she finished 8th.

2020 Olympic Bid

While preparing for the 2020 Olympics, Oliveira was struck by a car and suffered a broken pelvis. After rehabilitation, Oliveira collected enough Olympic qualification points to provisionally qualify her for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, three weeks before the World Championships in Yorkshire, England, Oliveira suffered a crash that effectively ended her season in the GP Fourmies in France.

Major results

1st Mount Diablo Hill Climb
4th Vacaville Gran Prix
5th Giro di San Francisco
7th Mount Tamalpais Hill Climb
7th Wente Vineyards Road Race
8th Berkeley Hills Road Race
9th Overall Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
4th Overall Tour Féminin en Limousin
8th Giro del Friuli
9th Overall Route de France Féminine
2nd Mike's Bikes Cat's Hill Classic
3rd Overall Sea Otter Classic
National Road Championships
6th Time trial
7th Road race
7th Road race, Pan American Championships
9th Overall Giro della Toscana Int. Femminile - Memorial Michela Fanini
2nd Nevada City Classic
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Madera Stage Race
4th Snelling Road Race
4th Memorial Cesare Del Cancia
5th Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium
7th Overall Merco Classic
7th Cherry Pie Criterium
7th Muri Fermani – Forza Marina – Gianmarco Lorenzi
7th San Rafael Twilight Criterium
1st Wente Vineyards Road Race
1st Pescadero Coastal Classic
1st Mount Diablo Hill Climb
2nd Overall Sea Otter Classic
2nd Overall Volta do México Copa Governador
2nd Mount Hamilton Classic
National Road Championships
3rd Road race
4th Time trial
4th Berkeley Hills Road Race
5th Overall San Dimas Stage Race
6th San Rafael Twilight Criterium
7th Overall Cascade Classic
7th Road race, Pan American Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Costa Rica
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of the Gila
2nd Grand Prix de Oriente
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
9th Time trial
4th Overall Vuelta Ciclista Femenina a El Salvador
1st Stage 3
4th Road race, Pan American Championships
5th Overall San Dimas Stage Race
5th Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
5th The Philadelphia Cycling Classic
7th Overall Tour of Colorado
10th Overall Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
10th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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