Vladimir Alexandrovich Karpets (Russian: Владимир Александрович Карпец) (born 20 September 1980 in Leningrad) is a Russian road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team. Karpets is most notable for winning the white jersey for best young rider in the 2004 Tour de France and his victories in the overall classifications of the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour de Suisse, both in 2007. Karpets is also a two-time Olympian.
Karpets at the 2007 UCI Road World Championships.
|Full name||Vladimir Alexandrovich Karpets|
|Born||20 September 1980|
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)|
At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Karpets competed on the track in the men's team pursuit where Russia got eliminated in the quarter-finals by Great Britain and took eighth. He also participated in the men's individual pursuit competition, finishing 11th. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he competed in the men's road race, helping his fellow countryman Alexandr Kolobnev to a place of tenth.
In the 2004 Tour de France, he used his strong time trialing abilities to defeat Thomas Voeckler in the youth classification on the penultimate stage. In the 2005 season, he was not at the same level in the Tour de France, but nevertheless managed a top ten placing in the Giro d'Italia. In 2007 he won stage 1 at Vuelta a Castilla y León and took the overall victory at the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour de Suisse.
- 2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
- 3rd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
- Tour de France
- 1st Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
- 1st Young rider classification Tour de France
- 7th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 9th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 1st Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Overall Tour de Suisse
- 1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Castilla y León
- 7th Overall Vuelta a España
- 1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 3rd Time trial, National Road Champonships
- 2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
- 5th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 4th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 2nd Time trial, National Road Champonships
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||100||13||50||30||14||—||13||DNF||28||53||—|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—||8||7||—||—||13||42||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres". Sports Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Tim Maloney (14 August 2004). "Bettini unbeatable for Athens Gold". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Vladimir Karpets – Russia at cyclingarchives.com