Jussi Veikkanen

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Jussi Veikkanen
Jussi Veikkanen (Barcelona-Etapa 8-Volta Catalunya 2014).JPG
Veikkanen at the 2014 Volta a Catalunya.
Personal information
Full name Jussi Veikkanen
Born (1981-03-29) 29 March 1981 (age 33)
Riihimäki, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current team FDJ.fr
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2003
2005–2010
2011
2012–
Mälarenergi
Française des Jeux
Omega Pharma-Lotto
FDJ-BigMat
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013)
Infobox last updated on
2 January 2014

Jussi Veikkanen (born 29 March 1981) is a Finnish road racing cyclist, with the FDJ.fr team.[1] Born in Riihimäki, Veikkanen started his career with team Mälarenergi and he became a professional cyclist in 2005 with Française des Jeux. After a long breakaway on stage 2 of the 2009 Tour de France he donned the Polka Dot Jersey for king of the mountains. He kept the jersey until stage 6, when Stéphane Augé took it.

He signed with Omega Pharma-Lotto for the 2011 season,[2] but rejoined FDJ-BigMat for the 2012 season.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

2003
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
2005
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
2006
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 2 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne
2008
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4, Route du Sud
1st Stage 6, Deutschland Tour[4]
2010
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour Méditerranéen
2013
1st MaillotFin.PNG National Road Race Championships
10th Overall Tour Down Under

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 70 44 50 119 146
Yellow jersey Tour 106
red jersey Vuelta WD 135 WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/veikkanen-to-lotto
  3. ^ "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Veikkanen sprints ahead www.cyclingnews.com 4 September 2008

External links[edit]

Media related to Jussi Veikkanen at Wikimedia Commons