Kanstantsin Sivtsov

Kanstantsin Sivtsov (or Siutsou[2] (Belarusian: Канстанцін Віктаравіч Сіўцоў; Łacinka: Kanstancin Viktaravič Siŭcoŭ; born 9 August 1982) is a Belarusian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2001 and 2018 for the Itera, Lokomotiv, Fassa Bortolo, Acqua & Sapone, Barloworld, HTC–Highroad, Team Sky, Team Dimension Data and Bahrain–Merida squads. He retired after provisionally being suspended from the sport following an adverse analytical finding for erythropoietin (EPO).[3]

Kanstantsin Sivtsov
Kanstantsin Siutsou CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKanstantsin Sivtsov
Канстанцін Сіўцоў
Born (1982-08-09) 9 August 1982 (age 40)
Gomel, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2005Fassa Bortolo
2006Acqua & Sapone
2008–2011Team High Road
2012–2015Team Sky[1]
2016Team Dimension Data
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2009)
1 TTT stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour de Georgia (2008)
Tour of Croatia (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2006, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships
(2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)


Sivtsov was born in the Belarusian city of Gomel in 1982. He won the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships. Sivtsov joined Barloworld for the 2007 season, and rode the Tour de France, finishing 32nd overall.

Team High Road (2008–11)Edit

Siutsou moved to Team High Road for 2008, where he took his first stage race overall victory at the Tour de Georgia, and came 16th overall in the Tour de France. In the 2009 Giro d'Italia, Sivtsov won his first two Grand Tour stages, the team time trial on stage one and a successful solo breakaway in stage eight.

Sivtsov enjoyed his most successful year in 2011. He finished tenth overall in the Giro d'Italia – again winning the team time trial stage – with an eighth-place finish in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and won the Belarusian National Time Trial Championships for the first time.[citation needed]

Team Sky (2012–15)Edit

Sivtsov at the 2012 Paris–Nice

Sivtsov moved to Team Sky for the 2012 season. He was part of the teams that helped Richie Porte win the Volta ao Algarve, Bradley Wiggins win Paris–Nice, the Tour de Romandie and Critérium du Dauphiné, and Michael Rogers win Bayern–Rundfahrt. Sivtsov was selected to ride the Tour de France as one of Wiggins' main domestiques, but crashed out on stage three with 50 kilometres (31 mi) remaining with a fractured left tibia, the first retirement of the 2012 Tour.[4]

Sivtsov claimed a solo win on stage two of the 2013 Giro del Trentino.[5]

Team Dimension Data (2016)Edit

In October 2015, he announced that he would be leaving Team Sky after four seasons to join Team Dimension Data for 2016.[6]

Doping caseEdit

On 5 September 2018, the UCI announced that an out of competition test had resulted in an adverse analytical finding of Erythropoietin in a sample collected 31 July 2018. Siutsou was provisionally suspended pending the result of any B sample test.[7] This followed his back injury sustained whilst carrying out a recon of the time trial at the Giro earlier that year.[8]

On 23 June 2020, he was given a four-year ban for doping using EPO.[9]

Major resultsEdit

6th Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2nd   Points race, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
1st   Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Volta a Lleida
4th Ruota d'Oro
7th Trofeo Melinda
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Subida al Naranco
3rd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
4th Overall Course de la Paix
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 5
4th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
9th Giro di Toscana
10th Giro dell'Emilia
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
4th Giro del Lazio
5th Coppa Placci
8th Gran Premio di Lugano
8th Gran Premio di Chiasso
9th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st   Overall Tour de Georgia
1st Stage 6
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 8
9th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
10th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3 (TTT)
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
5th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro del Trentino
1st Stages 1b (TTT) & 2
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
UCI Road World Championships
3rd   Team time trial
10th Time trial
8th Overall Route du Sud
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Route du Sud
6th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
7th Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'es Colomer
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
6th Overall Tour of Croatia
1st   Overall Tour of Croatia
1st Stage 3
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Vuelta a San Juan

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia  — DNF 15  — 9  — 37 DNF 26 10 35 DNS
  Tour de France 31 16  — 39  — DNF 90  —  —  —
  Vuelta a España  —  —  — 37 DNF  —  — 43  —  —
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DNS Did not start


  1. ^ "Sivtsov to Team Sky". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Kanstantsin Siutsou". Team Sky. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "License-Holders Provisionally Suspended as per the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR)" (PDF). UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Tour de France: Peter Sagan earns his second Tour stage win". BBC Sports. BBC. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  5. ^ Wynn, Nigel (17 April 2013). "Kanstantsin Sivtsov wins Giro del Trentino stage two". Cycling Weekly. London: IPC Media. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  6. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 November 2015). "Kanstanstin Siutsou leaves Sky for Team Dimension Data". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ "UCI Statement on Kanstantsin Siutsou".
  8. ^ "Siutsou out for three months after vertebrae fracture in Giro d'Italia TT recon crash".
  9. ^ Ballinger, Alex (23 June 2020). "Former Team Sky rider banned for doping two years after he retired". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 24 June 2020.

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