Tomas Vaitkus

Tomas Vaitkus (born 4 February 1982) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist riding for UCI Continental team Rietumu Banka–Riga.[1] Vaitkus, nicknamed Tomas the Tank Engine,[2] made his Tour de France debut in the 2007 edition but had to abandon after a serious crash at the end of stage two. Team RadioShack announced that he would be joining the team in 2010.[3] He rejoined Astana in 2011. On 29 August 2011, it was announced that Vaitkus would join GreenEDGE for its inaugural season in 2012.[4]

Tomas Vaitkus
Tomas Vaitkus 2013.jpg
Vaitkus at the 2013 Tour of Utah.
Personal information
Full nameTomas Vaitkus
NicknameTomas the Tank Engine, KiloVaitkus
Born (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 38)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
2003–2004Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2005–2006AG2R Prévoyance
2007Discovery Channel
2008–2009Astana
2010Team RadioShack
2011Astana
2012–2013GreenEDGE
2015Rietumu–Delfin
2016Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
2017Rietumu Banka–Riga
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2006)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2004, 2008, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2003, 2004)
Under-23 World Time Trial Championships (2002)

Major resultsEdit

2000
World Junior Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Individual pursuit
2001
European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit
2002
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2003
1st   National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
2004
1st   National Road Race Championships
1st   National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
2005
1st Grand Prix Ühispanga Tartu
2nd Scheldeprijs
4th Overall Danmark Rundt
2006
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia
2007
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Tour of Flanders
2008
1st   National Road Race Championships
1st Ronde van het Groene Hart
2nd Trofeo Calvia
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 2
6th Trofeo Cala Millor
8th Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarem
2011
9th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
1st   National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour de Azerbaijan
2015
1st Vilnius Velomarathon
10th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
2016
1st   Overall Tour de Constantine
1st Grand Prix de la Ville d'Oran
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Tour International de Setif
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 4
3rd Overall Tour Internationale d'Oranie
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
4th Criterium International de Setif

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tomas Vaitkus".
  2. ^ Trent Lowe, Admiration for the crew, Ride Cycling Review Autumn 2007, page 156.
  3. ^ "RadioShack Cycling announcements continue". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01.
  4. ^ Aubrey, Jane (29 August 2011). "Versatile Vaitkus leaves Astana for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tomas Vaitkus at Wikimedia Commons