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NICOLAS CAVIGLIASSO

(arg) 1.74m / 74kg

Hobbies

La moto, los quads, la pesca y los deportes de agua

Sponsors

Win Maní Horneado, Grupo Cavigliasso, Nova, Cabañas Cayasta, AMAGA, MSA, Global, Agronomía General Cabrera, Drag’on Rally Team, 3H Carpas, GPS, Lone Star, Pro ATV, PPG Graphic Design, Elka Suspension, Nic Pro

2019: Quads/ 1º . 9 victorias de etapa
2018: Quads/2º. 3 victorias de etapa. Mejor Rookie.

2020: 1º en la categoría Quads del South American Rally Race (SARR)
2018: 3º en la categoría Quads del Campeonato FIM de Cross Country; 2º en la categoría Quads 4x2 del CARCC, Campeón del certamen CA NAV categoría Q1, 1º en la categoría quads del DR 40, 1º en la categoría Quads del Rally Atacama.
2017: 1º en el Merzouga Dakar Series de Marruecos en Quads 4x2; 1º en la Baja Inka de Perú, Paracas 1000, en Quads 4x2. Campeón del certamen Ca NAV.
2016: Campeón Argentino Categoría Pro del Quadcross X; Campeón Categoría Pro del ATV de Buenos Aires; Campeón Argentino de ATV de Quads 4x2

Interview

“I am going to get my crown back”

Nicolás Cavigliasso is a 29-year-old rider, born in General Cabrerain the Córdoba province where his family owns a peanut processing company. He made his racing debut in 2016 in quad-cross and in the 4X2 Quad category in Argentina. His first international rally triumph came just a year later with a win in the Merzouga Rally and the Baja Inka, in addition to winning the CaNav championship. In 2018, he made his Dakar debut and his arrival had a real impact. In a competition dominated by Ignacio Casale, Nico won three stage victories and finished second overall, in addition to the status of best rookie. The 2019 Dakar in Peru was unforgettable for Cavigliasso for several reasons. His dominance was absolute as he won nine of the ten stages. A title that he celebrated at the top of an all-Argentine podium with Jeremías González Ferioli (2nd) and Gustavo Gallego (3rd). He also surprised his girlfriend Valentina in asking her to marry him on the finish podium in Lima. Absent from the first Saudi edition, he took advantage of 2020 to establish himself in SARR and train as much as possible amidst the restrictions. Riding the Drag'on Rally team's Yamaha YFM 700, Nico is back on the Dakar with the aim of fighting to regain the crown.

N.C.: "This year, I couldn't be on the Dakar and the only competition I competed in was the SARR and I won my category. Then came the confinement and I was lucky enough to be able to train on a cross-country circuit with strict protocols. Since October I have finally been able to go out and train in the mountains or across the fields, trying to get a good rhythm, but anyway the lack of competition in rallies makes itself felt. For 2021, I will ride a brand-new Yamaha YFM 700 quad, which the Nic Pro team has prepared and which we shipped at the beginning of November. The Drag'on Rally Team will once again be in charge of race assistance. My wife Valentina and my mechanic Nicolás complete the team.
I think it will be a different race. I have watched the videos of the stages and I have talked with Sebastián (Urquía) and Nelson (Sanabria Galeano) who told me about the different types of terrain. My objective? I'm going to fight against the best and I regret that Ignacio Casale isn't in the category, because it would have been an interesting duel. I'm racing to win; I'm going to get my crown back".

Vehicle

DRAG'ON RALLY TEAM

  • Mark : YAMAHA
  • Model : YFM700R
  • Performance tuner : Drag’on Rally Team
  • Assistance : Drag’on Rally Team
  • Class : G3.1 - 2-wheel drive < 750 cm3

Ranking 2021

Scratch Stage General
0 8 8 8
1 4 4 5
2 4 4 4
3 1 1 3
4 2 2 1
5 1 1 1
6 3 3 1
7 14 14 -
8 14 14 -
9 - - -
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -

All news of N. Cavigliasso

Newsflashes - 10/01 15:37 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso out!

Nicolás Cavigliasso's clutch broke down with less than 100 km to go. The Argentinian sought aid from another competitor before signalling his intent to withdraw. A massive disappointment for the 2019 champion, who started today's stage in the overall lead!

Reactions - 07/01 16:51 [GMT +3] - Quad

Nicolás Cavigliasso: “I tried to push all the time”

 The general standings leader hammered home his advantage between Riyadh and Al Qaisumah. Thanks to the stage win ahead of Manuel Andújar, Nicolás Cavigliasso is now more than 40 minutes in front of Enrico and Giroud.

“I’m happy to finish this stage. It was a long stage with a lot of dunes. Some parts were a little fast. I tried to push and...

Newsflashes - 07/01 15:54 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso wins

Nicolás Cavigliasso has posted the best time on the day’s special to claim his second victory of the season. The winner in 2019 has managed to resist the pressure exerted by yesterday’s winner Manuel Andújar. The Argentinean has also increased the gap at the top of the general standings, with a lead of almost 24’ over his countryman...

Newsflashes - 07/01 13:01 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso and Andújar still neck and neck

After 250 km, Nicolás Cavigliasso and Manuel Andújar are still separated by little more than a whisker, with 37 seconds only between the two men. Enrico Giovanni trails them by 33’ and is more than 2’ ahead of Alexandre Giroud and 7’ in front of Pablo Copetti. The fight for victory looks to be a two-horse race.

Newsflashes - 07/01 11:33 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso and Andújar separated by a whisker

After 155 km, Nicolás Cavigliasso still leads, but only by 38’’ in front of Manuel Andújar, yesterday’s winner. Kamil Wiśniewski leads the group of pursuers, but trails by 26’33’’. Despite a navigation error in the first few kilometres, Alexandre Giroud occupies fifth place, albeit half an hour behind the stage leader.

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Newsflashes - 07/01 09:31 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso leads

Nicolás Cavigliasso is the first quad rider to reach the initial time check point. The Argentinean has a lead of less than 30’’ over Manuel Andújar, Wednesday’s winner, but is already almost 17’ ahead of Kamil Wisniewski, who is among the pretenders for the title this year.

Reactions - 06/01 19:03 [GMT +3] - Quad

Nicolás Cavigliasso: "I'm happy with how my day went"

Nicolás Cavigliasso finished second in stage 4 and vaulted into the overall lead. The Argentinian is a mere nine seconds ahead of Frenchman Alexandre Giroud.

"I'm happy with how my day went. I started at the front and stayed there. Well, more or less, as I finished second. It was a great stage and I had fun."

Newsflashes - 06/01 10:15 [GMT +3] - Quad

Cavigliasso takes off

Yesterday's stage winner, Nicolás Cavigliasso, was first out of the gate today. The Argentinian, who took an amazing nine victories in the quad category in 2019, has a slender margin of just under one minute over Chile's Giovanni Enrico in the general classification. Meanwhile, Alexandre Giroud shipped a few minutes on Tuesday but remains a man to watch out...

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