Tanel Kangert

Tanel Kangert (born 11 March 1987) is an Estonian road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Pro Cycling.[2] After the 2009 season, he was sacked by his team, Ag2r–La Mondiale, because of a knee injury that nearly ended his career.

Tanel Kangert
Tanel Kangert TDPB 2013 (Cropping).jpg
Personal information
Full nameTanel Kangert
Born (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 33)
Vändra, Estonia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamEF Pro Cycling
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur teams
2006UC Artisienne
2007RO St-Amandandoise
2007AG2R Prévoyance (stagiaire)
2010EC Saint-Étienne Loire
Professional teams
2008–2009Ag2r–La Mondiale
2011–2018Astana
2019–2020EF Education First[1]
Major wins
Stage races
Abu Dhabi Tour (2016)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2008, 2010, 2013, 2018)
National Road Race Championships (2012)

For the 2021 season, Kangert will join the Mitchelton–Scott team on a two-year contract.[3]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2005
1st   Overall Course de la Paix juniors
3rd Overall Liège–La Gleize
2007
1st   Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Stage 3
2nd Kreiz Breizh Elites
3rd Riga Grand Prix
7th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
10th Coppa Placci
2008
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Boucles de l'Aulne
2010
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Tartu GP
2011
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2012
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
1st Stage 9 Tour de Suisse
2013
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
5th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
6th Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Overall Tour de Pologne
2014
5th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
9th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
2016
1st   Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 3 & 4
6th Vuelta a Murcia
9th Road race, Olympic Games
2018
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
  Combativity award Stage 17 Tour de France
2019
7th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2020
2nd Classic Sud-Ardèche
4th Overall Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
8th Overall Paris–Nice
9th La Drôme Classic

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 26 13 13 23 DNF DNF 18 32
  Tour de France 20 22 26 16 27
  Vuelta a España 64 11 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EF Education First Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ Bacon, Ellis (1 January 2020). "2020 Team Preview: EF Education First". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Tanel Kangert joins Mitchelton-Scott in support of Simon Yates". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tanel Kangert at Wikimedia Commons