Antonio Colom

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Antonio Colom
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Personal information
Full name Antonio Colom Mas
Nickname Toniette
Born (1978-05-11) May 11, 1978 (age 36)
Bunyola, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1999–2001
2002–2003
2004–2006
2007–2008
2009
Costa de Almería
Colchon Relax
Illes Balears-Banesto
Astana
Team Katusha
Major wins
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (2006)
Vuelta a Mallorca (2004)
Vuelta a Andalucía (2002)
Infobox last updated on
2007-07-25

Antonio Colom Mas (born May 11, 1978) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer from Bunyola.[1] He is a specialist in short stage races, having won the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in 2006, the Vuelta a Mallorca in 2004 and the Vuelta a Andalucía in 2002.

Career[edit]

Colom signed for team Astana for the 2007 season from Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears. Colom began his career at Costa de Almería in 1999 and stayed there for three seasons, in which time he built a growing reputation as a climber, winning the mountains classification of the Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme in 2001. In 2002, Colom moved to Relax, and it was here that he had an early breakthrough in winning the Vuelta a Andalucía. Colom moved to the division one team Illes Balears-Banesto in 2004 and once again saw early success, winning the Vuelta a Mallorca. A second placing in the Volta a Comunitat Valenciana rounded out a successful season. In 2005, Colom once again saw success in Mallorca, winning the Trofeo Calvia. In 2006, Colom reversed his 2004 results: placing second overall in the Vuelta a Mallorca and winning the Volta a Comunitat Valenciana.

In 2007, Colom moved to the Astana Team, and once again showed well in Mallorca, winning the Trofeo Sóller. His 2008 campaign was poor, but got back to victory at the start of the 2009 season as he took one stage and the overall win in his "home race" with his new Team Katusha outfit.

On June 9, 2009 it was announced that he had been provisionally suspended from racing following a positive drug test.[2] On May 27, 2010, the Spanish Cycling Federation suspended him for 2 years, effective April 2, 2009, declaring his results in the 2009 Vuelta al País Vasco void, but making him eligible to return to cycling on April 2, 2011.[3]

In July 2014, Colom, competing as an amateur, won the 35-39 male age group at Ironman Frankfurt[4] qualifying himself to compete at the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Hawai'i.[5]

Major achievements[edit]

1999 - Amica Chips-Costa de Almería
2000 - Costa de Almería
2001 - Jazztel-Costa de Almería
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme - Mountain competition winner
2002 - Relax-Fuenlabrada
Vuelta a Andalucía
2003 - Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
2004 - Illes Balears-Banesto
Vuelta a Mallorca - overall winner
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd overall
Combination competition - winner
Stage 1 - winner
2005 - Illes Balears-Banesto
Trofeo Calvia
2006 - Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Overall winner
Stage 4 winner
Vuelta a Mallorca - 2nd
2007 - Astana
Trofeo Sóller
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
Stage 5 winner
2009 - Team Katusha
Vuelta a Mallorca
Trofeo Sóller
Stage 3, Volta ao Algarve
Stage 8, Paris–Nice
2nd, Vuelta al País Vasco

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antonio COLOM MAS
  2. ^ Colom suspended for EPO positive
  3. ^ Sanctions, Period of Ineligibily, Disqualification (UCI)
  4. ^ "07/6/2014 Results: Frankfurt". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Krabel, Herbert (8 July 2014). "Sam Gyde made his point". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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