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Grega Bole (born 13 August 1985 in Jesenice, Slovenia) is a Slovenian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida.[1] His biggest victory is the 2011 GP Ouest-France, where he launched a solo attack with 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to go. He held on as the field was closing in rapidly, with only Simon Gerrans who was second on the day being awarded the same time as Bole.[2] In 2015, Bole was the victor of the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Croatia after negotiating a series of bends where two crashes occurred.[3]

Grega Bole
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Grega Bole at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl.
Personal information
Full nameGrega Bole
Born (1985-08-13) 13 August 1985 (age 34)
Jesenice, Slovenia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current teamBahrain–Merida
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2005–2007Sava
Professional team(s)
2008Adria Mobil
2009Amica Chips–Knauf
2010–2012Lampre–Farnese Vini
2013Vacansoleil–DCM
2014Vini Fantini–Nippo
2015CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2016Nippo–Vini Fantini
2017–Bahrain–Merida
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2011)
GP Ouest-France (2011)

Major resultsEdit

2003
1st Overall Tour of Croatia Juniors
1st Stages 2 & 3
7th Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2005
2nd Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
10th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2006
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
5th Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
5th Overall Giro delle Regioni
5th GP Kranj
8th Gran Premio della Liberazione
9th Overall The Paths of King Nikola
1st Stage 1
9th Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Stage 2
2007
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
Giro del Friuli
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
Giro delle Regioni
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
1st Stage 1
2nd Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2nd Porec Trophy
10th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2008
1st GP Kranj
2nd Overall Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
7th Overall Tour of Slovenia
7th Giro d'Oro
2009
1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
1st Stage 3a Vuelta a Asturias
2nd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stage 7
2nd Giro del Friuli
3rd Ronde van Drenthe
3rd Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
5th GP Kranj
6th Overall Giro di Sardegna
8th Overall Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
9th Vuelta a La Rioja
2010
1st Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stages 1 & 2
2011
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st GP Ouest–France
6th Giro del Friuli
9th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2013
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
3rd Roma Maxima
2014
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 6 & 10[a]
Tour de Korea
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 1 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
2nd Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Tour of Japan
1st   Points classification
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
2nd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2nd Memorial Marco Pantani
3rd Japan Cup
2015
4th GP Ouest-France
5th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
5th Memorial Marco Pantani
7th Overall Dubai Tour
7th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
8th Clásica de Almería
10th Overall Tour of Croatia
1st Stage 1
2016
1st   Overall Tour de Korea
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2017
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2018
1st   Mountains classification Tour of Turkey
5th Overall Tour of Japan
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 7
6th Eschborn–Frankfurt
2019
10th Eschborn–Frankfurt

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF 61 135 110
  Tour de France 125 127 DNF 143
  Vuelta a España 97 97
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bole was promoted one position retroactively, after Ilya Davidenok's results were disqualified following his backdated two-year ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team". Merida Bikes. Merida Industry Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Grega Bole wins the Grand Prix de Plouay 2011". Velowire. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Grega Bole s'impose devant Paterski". Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar-Agency. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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