Tomáš Bábek

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Tomáš Bábek (born 4 June 1987) is a Czech track cyclist.[1] He shared the men's sprint title with Adam Ptáčník and Denis Špička at the Czech Track Cycling Championships, and later represented the Czech Republic at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] On that same year, Babek also claimed the bronze medal in the 1 km time trial at the European Championships in Pruszków, Poland.[3]

Tomáš Bábek
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Tomáš Bábek (2016)
Personal information
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 33)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter

Babek qualified for the Czech squad in the men's team sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving one of the team's three available berths based on UCI's selection process from the Track World Rankings.[4] Babek and his teammates Ptacnik and Spicka battled in an opening heat against the U.S. trio of Michael Blatchford, Giddeon Massie, and Adam Duvendeck with an eleventh-place time in 45.678 and an average speed of 59.109 km/h, failing to advance further to the top eight match round.[5]

Career highlightsEdit

2007
  •   Czech Track Cycling Championships (1 km time trial), Brno (CZE)
2008
2010
2012
  •   Czech Track Cycling Championships (1 km time trial), Brno (CZE)
2013
  •   Czech Track Cycling Championships (Keirin), Brno (CZE)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tomáš Bábek". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Plavci a cyklisté vyrazili na olympiádu" [Swimmers and cyclists went to the Olympics, but arrived in Beijing later] (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Dráhový cyklista Bábek má bronz" [Track cyclist Bábek takes the bronze] (in Czech). iSport.cz. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Trio cyklistických sprinterů se nakonec na OH dostalo" [Three cycling sprinters finally qualified for the Olympics] (in Czech). Sport.cz. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Team Sprint Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.

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