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Ignatas Konovalovas

Ignatas Konovalovas (born 8 December 1985) is a Lithuanian road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Groupama–FDJ.[1] Konovalovas has won the Lithuanian National Time Trial Championships seven times, in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Ignatas Konovalovas
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Konovalovas at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameIgnatas Konovalovas
Born (1985-12-08) 8 December 1985 (age 33)
Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR
(now Lithuania)
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current teamGroupama–FDJ
DisciplineRoad, track
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur team(s)
2006–2007Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
2007Crédit Agricole (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2008Crédit Agricole
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011–2012Movistar Team
2013–2014MTN–Qhubeka
2015Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016–FDJ
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2009)

Stage races

Four Days of Dunkirk (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2006, 2008–2010, 2013, 2016–2017)
National Road Race Championships (2017)

Early lifeEdit

Konovalovas was born in Panevėžys, the son of Laima Zilporytė, Olympian cyclist, and Valerijus Konovalovas, a cyclist coach. He has a sister, Irma, who is eight years younger than him.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Konovalovas finished third in the European Junior Team Pursuit Championships in 2003, the European Under-23 Team Pursuit Championships in 2007 and second in the European Under-23 Road Race Championships in 2007. In 2009, Konovalovas won the final time trial of the Giro d'Italia.

Konovalovas left the Movistar Team at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the MTN–Qhubeka squad for the 2013 season.[3] After spending 2015 riding for Team Marseille 13 KTM in August 2015 it was announced that Konovalovas would rejoin the UCI World Tour ranks by joining FDJ in 2016.[4][5]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2003
3rd   Team pursuit, UEC European Junior Track Championships
2005
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
2006
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st   Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 1
2nd Les Boucles du Sud-Ardèche
3rd   Team pursuit, UEC European Under–23 Track Championships
2007
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Isard
2nd   Road race, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2008
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2
2009
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 21 (ITT) Giro d'Italia
1st Giro del Mendrisiotto
7th Overall Danmark Rundt
8th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2010
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2012
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2014
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2015
1st   Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st   Mountains classification Tour du Haut Var
2nd Velothon Wales
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 3 (TTT)
5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
5th Cholet-Pays de Loire
10th Tour du Finistère
2016
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) La Méditerranéenne
2017
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
4th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 5
2018
2nd Tour du Doubs

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 90 106 102 134 DNF
  Tour de France 127 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Groupama-FDJ confirm 28 riders for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Gyvenimas ant dviračio ratų". sekunde.lt. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. ^ Stokes, Shane (10 September 2012). "Giro d'Italia stage winner Konovalovas signs for growing MTN Qhubeka team". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  4. ^ "News shorts: Cult Energy to make definite announcement on future on Thursday". cyclingnews.com. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Ignatas-konovalovas-chez-fdj/583238

External linksEdit