Aivaras Baranauskas

Aivaras Baranauskas (born 6 April 1980) is a retired Lithuanian professional track cyclist.[1] He represented his nation Lithuania as part of the men's track pursuit team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and has also earned the men's road race title at the Lithuanian Championships in Ignalina, before turning himself into a certified pro road rider in late 2005.[2][3] During his sporting career, Baranauskas raced for Agritubel–Loudun, Agritubel, and Roubaix–Lille Métropole pro cycling teams.[4][5]

Aivaras Baranauskas
Aivaras Baranauskas.jpg
Personal information
Full nameAivaras Baranauskas
Born (1980-04-06) 6 April 1980 (age 41)
Alytus, Lithuanian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typePursuit
Professional teams
2005Agritubel–Loudun
2006–2007Agritubel
2008Roubaix–Lille Métropole
Major wins
  • Lithuanian Road Cycling Championships (2005)
Medal record

Baranauskas qualified for the Lithuanian squad in the men's team pursuit at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens based on the nation's selection process from the UCI Track World Rankings.[3][6] He delivered the Lithuanian foursome of Linas Balčiūnas, Ignatas Konovalovas, and Raimondas Vilčinskas an eighth-place time of 4:08.812 in the prelims before his team was later relegated and overlapped to an aggressive Aussie squad of Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster, Brad McGee, and Luke Roberts in the fourth match round.[7]

Career highlightsEdit

2001
1st Prologue, Internatie Reningelst, Reningelst (BEL)
  European U23 Championships (Team pursuit), Fiorenzuola (ITA)
2003
1st Stage 11, Vuelta a las Americas, Aguascalientes (MEX)
2nd Stage 1, Ronde van Zuid-Oost Friesland, Erwetegem (NED)
3rd Lithuanian Championships (Road), Lithuania
2004
  UCI World Cup (Team pursuit), Moscow (RUS)
1st Stage 2, Tour of Bulgaria, Razgrad (BUL)
2nd Stage 5, Tour of Bulgaria, Bulgaria
3rd Lithuanian Championships (Road), Lithuania
8th Olympic Games (Team pursuit), Athens (GRE)
2005
1st   Lithuanian Championships (Road), Ignalina (LTU)
1st Prologue, Grand Prix de la ville de Pérenchies, Pérenchies (FRA)
2nd Tour du Labourd, France
2nd Stage 4, Tour de la Province de Namur, Florennes (BEL)
3rd Stage 4, Boucles de la Mayenne, Laval (FRA)
2006
2nd Stage 5, 3-Länder-Tour, Frankfurt (GER)
3rd Stage 5, Tour Méditerranéen, Hyères (FRA)
2007
2nd Stage 3, Vuelta a Burgos, Aranda de Duero (ESP)
2008
1st Prologue, Beuvry-la-Forêt, France

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aivaras Baranauskas". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Lietuvių startai Atėnų olimpinėse žaidynėse" [Lithuanians have started the Athens Olympics] (in Lithuanian). Vakarų ekspresas. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Patvirtintas 2004 metų Atėnų olimpiados kandidatų sąrašas" [The list of candidates has been approved for the 2004 Athens Olympics] (in Lithuanian). Delfi. 22 November 2002. Retrieved 4 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Prell, Monika (8 January 2007). "2007 Team Agritubel presented". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "E.Šiškevičius dviratininkų lenktynėse Belgijoje buvo 91-as" [Evaldas Šiškevičius finished 91st at a cycling race in Belgium] (in Lithuanian). Lrytas.lt. 17 September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Lietuvos dviračių treko rinktinei įteikti olimpinės rinktinės narių ženklai" [Lithuanian track cycling team has assigned its members for the Olympic squad] (in Lithuanian). Delfi. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Cycling: Men's Team Pursuit". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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