|Tiago José Pinto Machado
|18 October 1985
Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
|1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
|63 kg (139 lb)
|Sporting / Tavira
|One-day races and Classics
Tiago José Pinto Machado (born 18 October 1985) is a Portuguese former professional road racing cyclist,who rode professionally between 2005 and 2022 for seven different teams. He took three victories during his career – the 2009 Portuguese National Time Trial Championships, a stage at the 2010 Circuit de la Sarthe, and the general classification at the 2014 Tour of Slovenia.
Machado was born in Vila Nova de Famalicão.
After spending two seasons with RadioShack–Leopard, Machado joined NetApp–Endura for the 2014 season. 96 kilometres (60 miles) from the finish, sliding down the road for about 100 metres (330 feet). After being checked by the doctors and when he was expected to abandon the race, he ordered his team to give him back his bicycle, climbed 3 mountains and arrived to the finishing line last, 43 minutes behind the day's winner, Vincenzo Nibali. He was sutured after the stage, and despite arriving outside the time limit, the commissaires allowed Machado to continue on the race due to his efforts. French newspaper L'Équipe described Machado's effort as "heroic".Following a successful start of the season, which saw him winning the overall classification of the Tour of Slovenia, his first Category 2.1 overall win, Machado started the Tour de France for the first time in his career. Machado had a strong start, and was third overall after nine stages. On stage ten, Machado crashed badly on a descent
Machado left NetApp–Endura after the 2014 campaign and joined Team Katusha on an initial two-year contract. He signed a contract extension for the 2017 season in October 2016.
Having ridden at UCI World Tour level for eight of the previous nine seasons, Machado dropped down to UCI Continental level with Sporting / Tavira in 2019. Carvalhelhos–Boavista.He rode for Efapel in 2020, before moving to Rádio Popular–Boavista for the 2021 season; he had made his professional début with the team in 2005 when it was known as
At the 2022 Portuguese National Road Championships, Machado announced that he would retire from cycling at the end of the season.
Machado is a supporter of S.L. Benfica.
|Tour de France
|Vuelta a España
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