Elkov–Kasper

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Elkov–Kasper (UCI Code: ELK) is a UCI Continental road bicycle racing team based in Czech Republic and participates in UCI Europe Tour. The sponsors of the team are Elkov, an electrical company, and Kasper, a steel manufacturer. The team was one of the best cycling teams before the lifting of the Iron Curtain. The team became professional in 2000. The best known riders for the team were Alois Kaňkovský and Tomáš Bucháček. For the 2008 season the German sprinter André Schulze came from the Wiesenhof team and also Czech cyclist Ondřej Sosenka, a former World Hour Record holder, joined the team.

Elkov–Kasper
Team information
UCI code
  • PSK (2000–2011)
  • WHI (2012, 2015–2016)
  • BAU (2013–2014)
  • ELA (2017–2019)
  • ELK (2020–)
RegisteredCzech Republic
Founded2000 (2000)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusDiv. III: 2000–2004
Cont: 2005–2007
ProCont: 2008–2009
Cont: 2010–
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerVladimir Vavra
Team name history
2000
2001–2003
2004–2005
2006–2007
2008–2011
2012
2013–2014
2015–2016
2017–2019
2020–
PSK–Unit Expert (PSK)
PSK–Remerx (PSK)
PSK Whirlpool (PSK)
PSK Whirlpool Hradec Králové (PSK)
PSK Whirlpool–Author (PSK)
Whirlpool–Author (WHI)
Bauknecht–Author (BAU)
Whirlpool Author (WHI)
Elkov–Author (ELA)
Elkov–Kasper (ELK)

Team rosterEdit

As of 22 March 2020.[1]
Rider Date of birth
  Jan Bárta (CZE) (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 35)
  Karel Hník (CZE) (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 29)
  Alois Kaňkovský (CZE) (1983-07-19) 19 July 1983 (age 37)
  Michael Kukrle (CZE) (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 25)
  Dominik Neumann (CZE) (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 24)
Rider Date of birth
  Jakub Otruba (CZE) (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 22)
  Michal Schlegel (CZE) (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 25)
  František Sisr (CZE) (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 27)
  Adam Ťoupalík (CZE) (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 24)
  Matěj Zahálka (CZE) (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 26)

Major winsEdit

2000
Stage 2 Vuelta a Cuba, Lubomír Kejval
Stage 13 Vuelta a Cuba, Petr Herman
Stage 10 Course de la Paix, Ondřej Sosenka
GP ZTS Dubnica, Petr Herman
Stage 1 Tour de Serbie, Petr Herman
Stage 4 & 5 Tour de Serbie, Lubor Tesař
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Lubomír Kejval
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championship, Ondřej Sosenka
Overall Bohemia Tour, Ondřej Sosenka
Stage 3, Ondřej Sosenka
Stages 1 & 2 Okolo Slovenska, Lubomír Kejval
2001
Brno–Velká Bíteš–Brno, Petr Herman
Overall Okolo Slovenska, František Trkal
Stage 2, František Trkal
Stage 3, Lubomír Kejval
2003
Stage 5 Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour, František Raboň
2004
Stage 9 Tour du Maroc, František Raboň
  Slovakia Road Race Championship, Martin Riška
Overall Tour of Małopolska, Ondřej Fadrny
Stage 1, Ondřej Fadrny
Stage 2 Okolo Slovenska, Martin Riška
Stage 8 Tour de l'Avenir, Martin Mareš
2005
Stage 3 The Paths of King Nikola, František Raboň
Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, František Raboň
Grand Prix Bradlo, Martin Riška
Stage 1 Dookoła Mazowsza, Jan Faltýnek
Stage 1 Tour of Małopolska, František Raboň
Stage 1 Okolo Slovenska, Martin Riška
Stage 4a Okolo Slovenska, František Raboň
Stage 5 Okolo Slovenska, Radek Blahut
2006
Stage 1 Istrian Spring Trophy, Jan Faltýnek
Stage 2 Istrian Spring Trophy, Martin Riška
Stage 1 Tour of Greece, Martin Riška
Stage 4 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Giorgios Tentsos
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Stanislav Kozubek
Stage 6 Dookoła Mazowsza, René Andrle
Memoriał Henryka Łasaka, Petr Benčík
Stage 5 Okolo Slovenska, Stanislav Kozubek
Stage 7 Tour of Bulgaria, Radek Blahut
Stage 9 Tour of Bulgaria, Tomáš Bucháček
2007
Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes, Tomáš Bucháček
Stage 2 Tour du Loir-et-Cher, Tomáš Bucháček
GP Palma, Petr Benčík
  Greece Time Trial Championship, Giorgios Tentsos
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Tomáš Bucháček
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championship, Stanislav Kozubek
Stage 7 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Martin Mareš
Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha, Stanislav Kozubek
2008
Stage 2 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, André Schulze
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Petr Benčík
Stages 1 & 6 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, André Schulze
2009
Stage 3 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, André Schulze
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Martin Mareš
Stage 1 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Matthias Friedemann
Stage 5 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Danilo Hondo
Overall Sachsen Tour, Patrik Sinkewitz
Stage 3, Patrik Sinkewitz
Stage 3 Volta a Portugal, Patrik Sinkewitz
Stage 7 Volta a Portugal, Danilo Hondo
Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha, Danilo Hondo
2010
Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, André Schulze
Stage 4 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, André Schulze
Overall Oberösterreichrundfahrt, Leopold König
Stage 1, Leopold König
  Czech Republic Road Race Championships, Petr Benčík
Stage 2, 3 & 6 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, André Schulze
Stage 3 Tour of Bulgaria, Leopold König
2011
Stage 4 Tour du Loir-et-Cher, Tomáš Bucháček
Overall Oberösterreichrundfahrt, Petr Benčík
Stage 1, Petr Benčík
  Czech Republic Road Race Championships, Petr Benčík
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championships, Jiří Hudeček
Stage 1 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Tomáš Bucháček
Overall Czech Cycling Tour, Stanislav Kozubek
2012
Overall Czech Cycling Tour, František Paďour
Stage 1, Team time trial
Stage 4, Matej Jurčo
2014
Stage 1 Course de la Paix U23, Przemysław Kasperkiewicz
Stage 2 Oberösterreichrundfahrt, Paweł Cieślik
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championship, David Dvorský
Grand Prix Královéhradeckého kraje, Paweł Cieślik
2015
Memoriał Romana Siemińskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Hungary, Alois Kaňkovský
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Slovakia, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 3 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Alois Kaňkovský
Memoriał Henryka Łasaka, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 1 East Bohemia Tour, Alois Kaňkovský
2016
Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 2 Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Grundmanna I Wizowskiego, Vojtěch Hačecký
Puchar Ministra Obrony Narodowej, Alois Kaňkovský
2017
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Slovakia, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Romana Sieminskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 3 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques, Alois Kaňkovský
Overall Dookola Mazowsza, Alois Kaňkovský
Stages 1 & 4, Alois Kaňkovský
Overall Czech Cycling Tour, Josef Černý
Stage 1 (TTT)
Stage 3, Josef Černý
2018
Stage 2 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost, Alois Kaňkovský
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race–GP Czech Republic, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Romana Sieminskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 2 CCC Tour - Grody Piastowskie, Alois Kaňkovský
Prologue Gemenc Grand Prix, Michael Kukrle
Stage 2 Gemenc Grand Prix, Alois Kaňkovský
  Czech Republic Road Race Championships, Josef Černý
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championship, Josef Černý
  Czech Republic U23 Time Trial Championship, Jakub Otruba
Stage 3 Dookola Mazowsza, Alois Kaňkovský
Overall Okolo Jižních Čech, Michael Kukrle
Stage 2, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 4, Josef Černý
2019
Trofej Umag, Alois Kaňkovský
Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost, Jan Bárta
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race Grand Prix Poland, Alois Kaňkovský
Memorial Andrzeja Trochanowskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Memoria Romana Sieminskiego, Alois Kaňkovský
Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race- GP Slovakia, Alois Kaňkovský
Stage 3 Cycling Tour of Bihor, Alois Kaňkovský
Prologue Tour de Hongrie, Jan Bárta
Stage 3b Tour de Hongrie, Alois Kaňkovský
  Czech Republic Time Trial Championship, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic U23 Time Trial Championship, Jakub Otruba
Stage 3 Tour Alsace, Michal Schlegel
2020
  Czech Republic U23 Time Trial Championship, Jakub Otruba
  Czech Republic Road Race Championship, Adam Ťoupalík

National ChampionsEdit

2000
  Czech Road Race, Lubomír Kejval
  Czech Time Trial, Ondřej Sosenka
2004
  Slovak Road Race, Martin Riška
2006
  Czech Road Race Stanislav Kozubek
2007
  Greek Time Trial, Giorgios Tentsos
  Czech Road Race, Tomáš Bucháček
  Czech Time Trial, Stanislav Kozubek
2008
  Czech Road Race, Petr Benčík
2009
  Czech Road Race, Martin Mareš
2010
  Czech Road Race, Petr Benčík
2011
  Czech Road Race, Petr Benčík
  Czech Time Trial, Jiří Hudeček
2014
  Czech U23 Time Trial, David Dvorský
2018
  Czech Road Race, Josef Černý
  Czech Time Trial, Josef Černý
  Czech U23 Time Trial, Jakub Otruba
2019
  Czech Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Czech U23 Time Trial, Jakub Otruba
2020
  Czech U23 Time Trial, Jakub Otruba
  Czech Road Race, Adam Ťoupalík

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elkov - Kasper". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.

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