Ivailo Gabrovski

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Ivailo Gabrovski
Personal information
Full name Ivailo Gabrovski
Born (1978-01-31) January 31, 1978 (age 37)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Team information
Current team Konya Torku Seker Spor
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2008 Heraklion-Nesebar-Kastro
2011 CC Nessebar
Professional team(s)
2000-2002 Jean Delatour
2003 MBK-Oktos
2004 Oktos
2005 Miche
2006 Flanders
2007 Storez Ledecq Materiaux
2009 Heraklion-Nesebar-Kastro
2012 Konya Torku Seker Spor
Major wins
Tour of Bulgaria 5 times
Tour of Turkey 2007
Tour de l'Ain 2001
Infobox last updated on
8 May 2013

Ivailo Gabrovski (born January 31, 1978) is a Bulgarian racing cyclist born in Sofia. He holds the record for most Tour of Bulgaria wins, which he won 5 times.[1][2]

In April 2012, he won the third stage of the Tour of Turkey. Racing for Turkish Continental team Konya Torku Seker Spor, Gabrovski accelerated 8 kilometers from the finish line in the first mountain top finish stage in the race's history. He went on to win solo, with a gap of 1 minute and 29 seconds to his nearest competitor, Alexsandr Dyachenko of Astana. With that win, he took the leader's jersey,[3][4] which he held for the rest of the race to take the overall title.[5] Later that year he lost his title since he tested positive for EPO.

Gabrovsky speaks French fluently, a skill that he attributes to his beginnings in professional cycling, where he was part of Jean Delatour team.[3]

Doping[edit]

In 2003 he was prevented from racing the 3 Days of West Flanders when he came in over the hematocrit limit. In 2005, he was prevented from riding the world championship in Madrid after failing a blood test conducted by the UCI. He claimed at that time that being an athlete, his body was producing more red blood cells than the average person.

In 2012, Gabrovski tested positive for EPO at that year's Presidential Tour of Turkey, which he won.[6][7] He was banned for two years and lost the title. Alexsandr Dyachenko, who had finished second, was awarded the victory.[8]

Palmarès[edit]

2001
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st Tour de l'Ain
2nd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Druivenkoers Overijse
1 stage Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2002
1st  Bulgaria Road Championship
2003
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
Tour of Bulgaria
1st General Classification
1st Prologue
1st Stages 5 and 7
2nd  Bulgaria Road Championship
2004
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stages 5 and 9
2005
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st  Bulgaria Road Championship
1st Tour of Romania
2006
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st  Bulgaria Road Championship
Tour of Bulgaria
1st General Classification
1st Stages 1, 5b and 8
Tour of Serbia
1st General Classification
1st Stages 3 and 6
3rd Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
2007
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st  Bulgaria Road Championship
Tour of Turkey
1st General Classification
1st Stages 3 and 6
1st Romse -Stavelot -Romse
1st Stage 6 Tour de la province de Liège
1st General Classification
1st Stage 3a Tour of Bulgaria
2008
1st  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
1st Stage 4
1st The Paths of King Nikola
1st Stage 3 Tour of Serbia
1st Tour of Bulgaria
2009
1st  Bulgaria Road Championship
1st  Egypt Grand Prix de Sharm el-Sheikh
Tour of Bulgaria
1st General Classification
1st Stages 1 and 2
1st Kroz Vojvodina II deo
3rd Tour of Serbia
3rd  Bulgaria Time Trial Championship
2011
Tour of Bulgaria
1st General Classification
1st Stage 8a
2012
3rd Tour of Morocco
Tour of Turkey Blue jersey
1st General Classification
1st Stage 3 *

*Result cancelled due to positive test.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour of Bulgaria 2010". bikemap.net (Toursprung). Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ivailo Gabrovski won for the fifth time "Cycling Tour of Bulgaria"". maxcombike.com (MaxEurope). Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Quénet, Jean-François (25 April 2012). "Gabrovski makes a surprise come back in Turkey". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Grabovski wins Tour of Turkey stage 3". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 24 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Grabovski wins 2012 Tour of Turkey". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Stokes, Shane (18 July 2012). "Tour of Turkey winner Gabrovski suspended for A-sample EPO positive doping test". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Shane Stokes (14 September 2012). "Tour of Turkey winner Gabrovski faces disqualification with B sample also positive for EPO". Velo Nation (Velo Nation LLC). Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Shane Stokes (7 October 2012). "Disqualified Tour of Turkey winner Ivaïlo Gabrovski gets a two-year suspension for EPO". Velo Nation (Velo Nation LLC). Retrieved 7 October 2012. 

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