Gatis Smukulis (born 15 April 1987) is a Latvian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2009 and 2018 for the Ag2r–La Mondiale, HTC–Highroad, Team Katusha, Astana and Delko–Marseille Provence KTM teams. Smukulis won the Latvian National Road Race Championships in 2016, and won six consecutive Latvian National Time Trial Championships between 2011 and 2016.

Gatis Smukulis
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Smukulis at the 2013 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameGatis Smukulis
Born (1987-04-15) 15 April 1987 (age 32)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005Rietumu Banka–Riga
2006Lotus–MBK–UC Sud Luberon
2007–2008Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Professional team(s)
2009–2010Ag2r–La Mondiale
2011HTC–Highroad
2012–2015Team Katusha[1]
2016Astana
2017–2018Delko–Marseille Provence KTM[2]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2016)
National Time Trial Championships (2011–2016)

Major resultsEdit

2005
1st   Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
7th Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
2006
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2007
1st Riga Grand Prix
1st Cinturó de l'Empordà
2nd Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
4th E.O.S. Tallinn GP
9th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2008
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
1st Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 1
9th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2009
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2010
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2011
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
1st Stage 1 Volta a Catalunya
2012
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
2015
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Prologue (TTT) Tour of Austria
7th Time trial, European Games
2016
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Road race
  Combativity award Stage 13 Vuelta a España
2017
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2018
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall Tour of Almaty

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 84
  Tour de France 119 100
  Vuelta a España 117 146 83
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (26 October 2011). "Katusha Team confirms its eleven new signings for 2012 season". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Delko Marseille-Provence KTM". DirectVelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

External linksEdit