Christos Volikakis

Christos Volikakis (Greek: Χρήστος Βολικάκης; born 25 March 1988, in Volos) is a Greek track cyclist. He was the leader of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics 2011–2012 in Keirin.[1]

Christos Volikakis
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Personal information
Full nameChristos Volikakis
Born (1988-03-25) 25 March 1988 (age 32)
Volos, Greece
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter (2005-2016), Endurance (2016-today)

BiographyEdit

Christos Volikakis is a Greek track cyclist, the most successful of the 2000s, particularly in the speed disciplines. In 2005, as a junior, he became Greek champion in three track discipline (speed, team sprint and team pursuit[clarification needed]) and won a title on the road (team time trial).

In 2005, he became the World Champion in keirin at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships in Vienna. He also won two medals at the Junior European Championships 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he won two championship events at the Athens Open, in keirin and team sprint.

At the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, he finished third in the keirin and took the bronze medal.

Between 2006 and 2011, he won eleven national titles.

He won the 2nd place in Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup 2007–2008 in Los Angeles, USA.

In 2008 he represented Greece at the Beijing Olympics in the men's keirin.[2]

He won the gold medal in keirin at the UCI Track World Cup 2011–2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan.[3]

He has also won the silver medal in keirin at the European Elite Track Championship 2011 that was held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

In 2012, he again competed in the Olympics, in the men's keirin.[2] He competed in the same event at the 2016 Olympics.[4]

Career highlightsEdit

Greek ChampionshipEdit

  1. 2003   2nd in National Championship, Road, ITT, Novices, Greece, Volos (GRE)
  2. 2003  2nd in National Championship, Road, Novices, Greece, Volos (GRE)
  3. 2004  1st in National Championship, Track, 500 m, Novices, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  4. 2004  3rd in National Championship, Road, ITT, Novices, Greece, Dervenochoria (GRE)
  5. 2004  1st in National Championship, Road, Novices, Greece, Dervenochoria (GRE)
  6. 2005  1st n National Championship, Track, Sprint, Juniors, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  7. 2005  2nd in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  8. 2005  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros, Athanassios Evdokiou,
  9. 2005  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros,
  10. 2005  1st in National Championship, Road, TTT, Juniors, Greece, Thiva (GRE) + Athanassios Evdokiou, Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros,
  11. 2006  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Zafeiris Volikakis, Nikolaos Dimotakis,
  12. 2006  1st in Nation Championship, Track, 1 km, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  13. 2006  2nd in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  14. 2006 5th in OXI Memorial Climb Race, Juniors, Bafi, Parnitha (GRE)
  15. 2007  2nd in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  16. 2007  2nd in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  17. 2007  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Zafeiris Volikakis, Vasileios Galanis,
  18. 2007  1st in National Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  19. 2009  1st in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  20. 2009  1st in National Champioip, Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  21. 2011  1st in National Championsh Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  22. 2011  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Apostolos Bouglas, Alexandros Papaderos, Stavros Papadimitrakis,
  23. 2011  1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Georgios Bouglas, Zafeiris Volikakis,
  24. 2011  1st in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  25. 2011  1st in National Championship, Track, 1, Elite, Greece (GRE)

Balkan OpenEdit

  1. 2007  1st in Athens Open Balkan Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE) + Athanasios Mantzouranis, Panagiotis Voukelatos,
  2. 2007  2nd in Athens Open Balkan Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  3. 2007  1st in Athens Open Balkan Championship, TracKeirin, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE)

European Juniors/U23 ChampionshipEdit

  1. 2005  2nd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Fiorenzuola
  2. 2006  2nd in European Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Athens
  3. 2006 6th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Athens
  4. 2006 9th in European Championship, Track, Scratch Race, Juniors, Athens
  5. 2007 4th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Cottbuss
  6. 2008 4th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Pruszków
  7. 2009  3rd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Minsk

World Grand PrixEdit

  1. 2011  3rd in Dudenhofen, Keirin (GER)
  2. 2011  1st in Moscow, Keirin (RUS)
  3. 2011  1st in Mos, Sprint (RUS)

European Elite ChampionshipEdit

  1. 2011  2nd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Apeldoorn

UCI World Cup ClassicsEdit

  1. 2008  2nd in Los Angeles, Keirin (USA)
  2. 2008 5th in Sydney, Keirin (AUS)
  3. 2010 4th in Melbourne, Keirin (AUS)
  4. 2010 8th in Cali, Keirin (COL)
  5. 2011  1st in Astana, Keirin (KAZ)

UCI World ChampionshipsEdit

  1. 2005   1st  in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Wien
  2. 2006  3rd in World Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Gent
  3. 2006 6th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Gent
  4. 2008  3rd in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite
  5. 2009 8th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Pruszków
  6. 2010 13th in World Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, København
  7. 2010 13th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, København
  8. 2010 36th in World Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, København

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mens Keirin_WorldCupStandings" (PDF). UCI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Christos Volikakis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Keirin gold medalist Christos Volikakis (Greece)". cyclingnews.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Men's Keirin". 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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