Flávia Maria de Oliveira Paparella, born on 27 October 1981, is a distinguished Brazilian racing cyclist who has made significant marks on the international cycling stage. Flávia’s career is highlighted by her participation in prestigious competitions, including the 2013 UCI Women's World Championship Road Race in Florence and the 2014 edition in Ponferrada. Her prowess and determination were on full display at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she achieved a remarkable seventh place finish, marking the highest placement for a Brazilian rider in Olympic cycling history.
Her accolades include winning the mountains classification at the Giro d'Italia Femminile in 2015, a testament to her exceptional climbing ability and endurance. Additionally, Flávia has claimed victory in the Brazilian National Road Race Championships, showcasing her dominance on the national level. Her success continued at the 2016 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, where she won both the general and mountain classifications, underscoring her versatility and competitive edge. Flávia Oliveira’s achievements reflect her dedication and contribution to Brazilian cycling, inspiring future generations of cyclists with her remarkable accomplishments.