Ivailo Gabrovski

Ivailo Gabrovski (Bulgarian: Ивайло Габровски; born January 31, 1978) is a Bulgarian former racing cyclist. He holds the record for most Tour of Bulgaria wins, which he won 5 times.[1][2]

Ivailo Gabrovski
Ивайло Габровски на Обиколката на България през 2009 година.jpg
Personal information
Full nameIvailo Gabrovski
Born (1978-01-31) January 31, 1978 (age 42)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2008Cosmote Kastro
2011CC Nessebar
Professional teams
2000–2002Jean Delatour
2003MBK-Oktos
2004Oktos
2005Miche
2006Flanders
2007Storez Ledecq Materiaux
2009Heraklion–Nessebar
2012Konya–Torku Şekerspor
2014China Wuxi Jilun Cycling Team
Major wins
Tour of Bulgaria 5 times
Tour of Turkey 2007
Tour de l'Ain 2001

CareerEdit

Gabrovski was born in Sofia. In April 2012, he won the third stage of the Tour of Turkey. Racing for Turkish Continental team Konya–Torku Şekerspor, Gabrovski accelerated 8 kilometers from the finish line in the first mountain top finish stage in the race's history. He went on to win solo, with a gap of 1 minute and 29 seconds to his nearest competitor, Alexsandr Dyachenko of Astana. With that win, he took the leader's jersey,[3][4] which he held for the rest of the race to take the overall title.[5] Later that year he lost his title since he tested positive for EPO.

Gabrovski speaks French fluently, a skill that he attributes to his beginnings in professional cycling, where he was part of Jean Delatour team.[3]

DopingEdit

In 2003 he was prevented from racing the 3 Days of West Flanders when he came in over the hematocrit limit. In 2005, he was prevented from riding the world championship in Madrid after failing a blood test conducted by the UCI. He claimed at that time that being an athlete, his body was producing more red blood cells than the average person.

In 2012, Gabrovski tested positive for EPO at that year's Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, which he won.[6][7] He was banned for two years and lost the title. Alexsandr Dyachenko, who had finished second, was awarded the victory.[8]

Major resultsEdit

2001
1st Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
2nd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 1
2nd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Druivenkoers Overijse
2002
1st Road race, National Road Championships
2003
National Road Championships
1st Time trial
2nd Road race
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Prologue, Stages 5 & 7
2004
1st Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stages 5 & 9
1st Stage 1 Circuit de Lorraine
2005
National Road Championships
1st Time trial
1st Road race
1st Overall Tour of Romania
2006
National Road Championships
1st Time trial
1st Road race
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stages 1, 5b & 8
1st Overall Tour of Serbia
1st Stages 3 & 6
3rd Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
2007
National Road Championships
1st Time trial
1st Road race
1st Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Overall Tour de la province de Liège
1st Stage 6
1st Romsée–Stavelot–Romsée
1st Stage 3a Tour of Bulgaria
2008
1st Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall The Paths of King Nikola
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stage 3 Tour of Serbia
2009
National Road Championships
1st Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Grand Prix de Sharm el-Sheikh
1st Kroz Vojvodina II
3rd Overall Tour of Serbia
2011
1st Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stage 8a
2012
1st   Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour of Morocco

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Bulgaria 2010". bikemap.net. Toursprung. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Ivailo Gabrovski won for the fifth time "Cycling Tour of Bulgaria"". maxcombike.com. MaxEurope. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b Quénet, Jean-François (25 April 2012). "Gabrovski makes a surprise come back in Turkey". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Grabovski wins Tour of Turkey stage 3". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Grabovski wins 2012 Tour of Turkey". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 29 April 2012.
  6. ^ Stokes, Shane (18 July 2012). "Tour of Turkey winner Gabrovski suspended for A-sample EPO positive doping test". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  7. ^ Shane Stokes (14 September 2012). "Tour of Turkey winner Gabrovski faces disqualification with B sample also positive for EPO". Velo Nation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  8. ^ Shane Stokes (7 October 2012). "Disqualified Tour of Turkey winner Ivaïlo Gabrovski gets a two-year suspension for EPO". Velo Nation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

External linksEdit