Aleksejs Saramotins

Aleksejs Saramotins (born 8 April 1982) is a Latvian professional road cyclist, who last rode for UCI Continental team Interpro Cycling Academy. He has won the Latvian National Road Race Championships on seven occasions and has represented his country at the Summer Olympic Games and the UCI Road World Championships.

Aleksejs Saramotins
Aleksejs Saramotins - Ponferrada 2014.JPG
Personal information
Full nameAleksejs Saramotins
Born (1982-04-08) 8 April 1982 (age 38)
Riga, Latvian SSR (now Latvia)
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist[1]
Professional teams
2005–2008Rietumu Banka–Riga
2009Team Designa Køkken
2010Team HTC–Columbia
2011–2012Cofidis
2013–2016IAM Cycling
2017–2018Bora–Hansgrohe
2019Interpro Cycling Academy
Major wins
One-Day Races and Classics
National Road Race Championships
(2005–2007, 2010, 2012–2013, 2015)
National Time Trial Championships (2017)

CareerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Before signing a professional contract Saramotins raced in cross-country mountain biking races.

Professional careerEdit

In 2009 he won the Münsterland Giro whilst riding for Team Designa Køkken which led to him joining Team HTC–Columbia in 2010.[2][3] Saramotins left his team of two years Cofidis[4] at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[5]

In October 2016 he and IAM Cycling teammate Matteo Pelucchi were announced as members of the Bora–Hansgrohe squad for 2017.[1] After two years, he joined Interpro Cycling Academy for the 2019 season.

Major resultsEdit

2004
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2005
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
5th Tallinn–Tartu GP
8th Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
8th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2006
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Mayor Cup
2nd Memorial Oleg Dyachenko
2nd Riga Grand Prix
4th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
5th Tallinn–Tartu GP
6th Scandinavian Open Road Race
9th Tartu GP
2007
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Stage 4 Tour of Croatia
2nd Memorial Oleg Dyachenko
2nd Tallinn–Tartu GP
2nd Riga Grand Prix
3rd Mayor Cup
3rd Puchar Ministra Obrony Narodowej
4th Tartu GP
6th Overall Five Rings of Moscow
6th Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
2008
1st Lombardia Tour
1st Tartu GP
1st Scandinavian Open Road Race
1st Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 3 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Tour du Finistère
3rd Riga Grand Prix
3rd Le Samyn
9th Paris–Troyes
9th Mayor Cup
10th Overall Tour de Normandie
2009
1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
1st Druivenkoers Overijse
1st Münsterland Giro
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Oise
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Tartu GP
2nd Duo Normand (with Sergey Firsanov)
4th Grand Prix Cristal Energie
7th Overall Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
2010
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Pirita GP Tallinn VII Lauri Aus Memoriaal
5th Tartu GP
2011
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
8th Binche–Tournai–Binche
10th Le Samyn
2012
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
7th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
7th Tro-Bro Léon
9th Overall Tour du Limousin
10th Eschborn–Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
1st Tour du Doubs
2nd Tour du Jura
5th Strade Bianche
9th Polynormande
2014
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Vuelta a Burgos
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
5th Chrono des Nations
2015
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
7th Road race, European Games
2016
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Clásica de Almería
8th Paris–Roubaix
2017
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2018
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
3rd Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
4th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2019
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
5th Overall Tour de Tochigi

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Giro d'Italia 161
  Tour de France Has not contested during his career
  Vuelta a España 166 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bora-Hansgrohe finalise 2017 roster with McCarthy, Pelucchi and Saramotins signings". cyclingnews.com. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ Columbia-HTC recruits Saramotins
  3. ^ "Team Columbia-HTC". Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ Philippon, Alexandre (5 January 2012). "Équipes 2012: Cofidis" [Teams 2012: Cofidis]. Velochrono.fr (in French). Velochrono. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  5. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.

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