Kjell Carlström

Kjell Carlström (born 18 October 1976) is a Finnish former professional road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 2002 and 2011. He won the Finnish national road race title in 2000, 2004 and 2011.[1]

Kjell Carlström
Kjell Carlström - 2014.jpg
Carlström in 2014
Personal information
Full nameKjell Carlström
Born (1976-10-18) 18 October 1976 (age 45)
Porvoo, Finland
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamIsrael Start-Up Nation
DisciplineRoad
Role
Professional teams
2002–2004Amore & Vita–Beretta
2005–2009Liquigas–Bianchi
2010–2011Team Sky
Managerial teams
2013–2016IAM Cycling
2017–Israel Cycling Academy
Major wins
One day races
National Road Race Championships (2000, 2004, 2011)

He raced in the Tour de France in 2005, 2006 and 2007. His best performance in the Tour de France was a second place stage finish on stage 8 in the 2006 race. In December 2011 he announced his retirement after his contract with Team Sky was not renewed and he was unable to find a new team.[2]

Starting in 2013, he became one of the directeurs sportifs at IAM Cycling. After the team disbanded, he moved to a similar position at Israel Start-Up Nation, where he presently works as the team's general manager.[3]

Major resultsEdit

2003
1st Stage 7 Tour of Queensland
2004
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Overall UNIQA Classic
1st Stage 2
2005
1st Stage 3 UNIQA Classic
2007
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2008
1st Stage 3 Paris–Nice
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Klasika Primavera
2009
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2010
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2011
1st   Road race, National Road Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kjell Carlström". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Carlström facing retirement after 10 years". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Israel Start-Up Nation". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.

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