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Ramūnas Navardauskas (born 30 January 1988) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Delko–Marseille Provence.[5]

Ramūnas Navardauskas
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Navardauskas at 2014 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameRamūnas Navardauskas
NicknameHoney Badger[1][2]
Born (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 31)
Šilalė, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamDelko–Marseille Provence
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2007Klaipeda–Splendid
2008Ulan
2009Team Piemonte
2010Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Professional team(s)
2011–2016Garmin–Cervélo[3][4]
2017–2018Bahrain–Merida
2019–Delko–Marseille Provence
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2014)
1 TTT stage (2011)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2013)
1 TTT stage (2012)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
(2007, 2011, 2016, 2019)
National Time Trial Championships
(2012, 2014, 2015)

Contents

CareerEdit

After four years in the amateur ranks, Navardauskas turned professional with Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.[4]

During the 2012 Giro d'Italia, Navardauskas finished sixth in the opening individual time trial; twenty-two seconds shy of American Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team).[1][6] In stage four's team time trial, Garmin–Barracuda were victorious, and Navardauskas took the race lead. He became the first Lithuanian to wear the pink jersey.[1][7] However, Navardauskas lost the jersey to Italian Adriano Malori (Lampre–ISD) on stage six. In April 2015, Navardauskas won the Circuit de la Sarthe by a single second over Manuele Boaro, winning the race for the second consecutive year.[8]

In September 2017 Navardauskas had a successful heart surgery for a cardiac arrhythmia.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Šilalė, Lithuania, Navardauskas currently resides in Oliva, Valencian Community, Spain.[4]

Major resultsEdit

2005
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
10th Time trial, UCI Juniors World Championships
2006
6th Time trial, UCI Juniors World Championships
2007
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
7th Tartu GP
9th Overall Olympia's Tour
2008
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Tallinn–Tartu GP
5th Mayor Cup
9th Riga Grand Prix
10th Overall Szlakiem Walk Majora Hubala
2009
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
2010
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
4th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stage 3
4th Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
5th Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 2
7th Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
2011
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour de France
3rd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
7th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
2012
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
8th Overall Tour of Qatar
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
8th Overall Tour of Oman
2013
1st Stage 11 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
1st   Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 19 Tour de France
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
4th Overall Tour of Alberta
1st   Points classification
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2015
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st   Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
3rd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd GP Ouest–France
4th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
2016
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
4th Trofeo Felanitx-Ses Salines-Campos-Porreres
6th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
7th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
8th Trofeo Playa de Palma
2017
7th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
2018
1st   Overall Tour of Black Sea
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 1
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Overall Baltic Chain Tour
3rd Overall Tour of Cappadocia
1st   Points classification
2019
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 137 87 122
  Tour de France 157 120 141 143 134
  Vuelta a España
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fotheringham, Alasdair (9 May 2012). "Ramunas "Honey Badger" Navardauskas gobbles up the Giro lead". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ O Brien, Colin (25 May 2016). "Ramūnas Navardauskas: Big in the Baltics". Rouleur. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Ramūnas Navardauskas". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  5. ^ Ballue, Quentin (10 December 2018). "Route - Delko Marseille avec 19 coureurs la saison prochaine" [Road - Delko Marseille with 19 riders next season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ Gregor Brown (10 May 2012). "Unassuming Navardauskas proves himself with Giro's pink jersey". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Giro d'Italia 2012: Ramunas Navardauskas takes leader's pink jersey". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  8. ^ Jean-François Quénet (10 April 2015). "Navardauskas wins Circuit Sarthe overall". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/successful-heart-surgery-for-navardauskas/

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