Ioannis Tamouridis

Ioannis Tamouridis (Greek: Ιωάννης Ταμουρίδης; born 3 June 1980) is a Greek former professional cyclist from Thessaloniki, Greece.[1] He started cycling in 1995 and he competed in Road and Track races.

Ioannis Tamouridis
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Tamouridis during the time trial at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships
Personal information
Full nameIoannis Tamouridis
Born (1980-06-03) 3 June 1980 (age 42)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Amateur teams
1999–2001Aftodromos Salonika
2003–2005Bergamasca
2006Aftodromos Salonika
2007–2008PAOK
Professional teams
2009–2012SP Tableware–Gatsoulis Bikes
2013Euskaltel–Euskadi
2014SP Tableware
2015–2016Synergy Baku
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (9 times)[N 1]
National Road Race Championships (5 times)[N 2]
Medal record
Representing  Greece
Men's track cycling
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Los Angeles Scratch race
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Bordeaux Scratch race

In 2008, Ioannis Tamouridis was found guilty of using the banned anabolic oxandrolone.

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Highlights of his earlier career include two medals in world track championships, in Points Races (Los Angeles 2005) and Scratch (Bordeaux 2006). He has won 4 medals in track world cup by 2006 and has more than 30 times become Greek national champion in all disciplines (road, track and mountain bike races) and all categories.[2] He won the bronze medal for the time trial at the XVI Mediterranean Games held in Pescara, Italy .[3]

Tamouridis competed with Greek cycling team Sp Tableware between 2009 and 2012.

Euskaltel–Euskadi (2013)Edit

He then joined the Euskaltel–Euskadi team for the 2013 season,[4] where he has affectionately become known as 'Tamu' among his teammates.[5]

To date,[6] he is the only Greek cyclist to have raced at the Spring Classics of Milan–San Remo, where he finished 88th out of 200 starters and 135 finishers under treacherous weather conditions,[7] Paris–Roubaix,[8] Tirreno–Adriatico and the Tour of Flanders. He is also the first Greek cyclist to have entered and finished a grand tour, the Giro d'Italia in 2013 where he participated in four bunch sprint finishes, achieving ninth place on the twelfth stage of the race.[9] He also came seventh in the Premio della Fuga classification.[10]

In June 2013 Tamouridis won both the National Road Race Championships and National Time Trial Championships titles, dedicating the latter to Rufino Murguía, Euskaltel–Euskadi's team masseur, who was killed when the team's bus was involved in a crash.[11]

Tamouridis rejoined SP Tableware in 2014, after his previous team – Euskaltel–Euskadi – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[12]

Major resultsEdit

RoadEdit

1997
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Road race
1998
1st   Time trial, Balkan Junior Road Championships
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Road race
1st Overall Junior Tour of Greece
1st Firenze–Naples
1999
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2000
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2001
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
6th Time trial, Mediterranean Games
2002
1st   Time trial, Balkan Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Prologue Tour of Greece
2003
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Greece
3rd Sacrifice Cup
2004
4th Overall Tour of Greece
2005
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
9th Time trial, Mediterranean Games
2006
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2009
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, Mediterranean Games
3rd Overall Tour du Maroc
9th Overall Tour of Romania
1st Prologue
2010
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
3rd Overall Tour of Romania
5th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2011
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2nd Overall Tour of Greece
1st Stage 2a (ITT)
2nd Overall Tour of Szeklerland
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of Romania
1st Stage 3
2nd Jūrmala Grand Prix
3rd Overall Jelajah Malaysia
1st Stage 3
3rd Grand Prix de la ville de Nogent-sur-Oise
5th Tour of Vojvodina II
7th Tour of Vojvodina I
2012
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Circuit d'Alger
Tour of Romania
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 (ITT), 7 & 9
3rd Overall Tour of Greece
1st Mountains classification
4th Overall Sibiu Cycling Tour
5th Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
6th Overall Tour d'Algérie
8th Overall Five Rings of Moscow
8th Banja Luka–Belgrade I
9th Overall Tour of Szeklerland
1st Stage 4b
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
9th Paris–Tours
2014
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2nd Overall Tour de Taiwan
1st Stage 4
7th Overall Five Rings of Moscow
9th Overall Tour de Serbie
9th Race Horizon Park 2
2015
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2nd Overall Tour of Estonia
5th Belgrade–Banja Luka II
5th Duo Normand (with Maksym Averin)
9th Odessa Grand Prix 2
2016
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013
  Giro d'Italia 152
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

TrackEdit

1997
1st   Points race, National Junior Track Championships
1998
1st   Points race, Balkan Junior Track Championships
1st   Points race, National Junior Track Championships
1999
1st   Points race, National Under-23 Track Championships
7th World Cup track team Pursuit
2002
2nd European Points Race Championships
2003
UCI Track World Cup Classics
6th Madison, Cape Town
6th Individual pursuit, Sydney
6th Points race, Sydney
2004
1st Manchester Revolution track event – 1500m
7th Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup Classics, Aguascalientes
2005
1st   Points race, National Track Championships
2nd   Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2004–05 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
2nd   Points race, Sydney
3rd   Scratch, Manchester
3rd   Scratch, 2005–06 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester
2006
2nd   Points race, 2005–06 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Carson
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd   Scratch
6th Points race
2007
2nd   Points race, 2006–07 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester
2009
Points race, 2009–10 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1st   Cali
2nd   Melbourne

Mountain bikingEdit

1997
1st   Cross-country, National Junior Mountain Bike Championships

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tamouridis has won the Greek National Time Trial Championships in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  2. ^ Tamouridis has won the Greek National Road Race Championships in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cycling Archives: Ioannis Tamouridis. Retrieved 1 April 2010
  2. ^ the-sports: Ioannis Tamouridis
  3. ^ Mediterranean Games, Road, ITT, Elite 2009 cycling archive, retrieved 1 April 2010
  4. ^ Brown, Gregor (10 December 2012). "Euskaltel to sell team vehicles to balance books". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Ltd. Retrieved 4 January 2013. It signed 11 new cyclists: Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spain), Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spain), Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spain), Tarik Chaoufi (Morocco), Jure Kocjan (Slovenia), Robert Vrecer (Slovenia), Ricardo Jorge Correia Mestre (Portugal), Steffen Radochla (Germany), André Schulze (Germany), Alexander Serebryakov (Russia) and Ioannis Tamouridis (Greece).
  5. ^ "Speedy 'Tamu' puts Greece on the map".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Γιάννης Ταμουρίδης: Η Οδύσσεια του «Βάσκου» στην Ιταλία!".
  10. ^ "Giro d'Italia 2013: Tutte le classifiche". 27 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel) regresa al SP Tableware" [Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel) returns to SP Tableware]. Biciciclismo (in Spanish). Cycling Total comunicación y servicios S.L. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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