Leopold König

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Leopold König
Leopold Konig and Darwin Atapuma.jpg
König (left) at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Leopold König
Born (1987-11-15) 15 November 1987 (age 26)
Moravská Třebová, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Team NetApp-Endura
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2006–2010
2011–
PSK Whirlpool-Hradec Krlove
Team NetApp
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour of California
1 individual stage (2013)
Infobox last updated on
1 February 2014

Leopold König (born 15 November 1987) is a professional Czech road cyclist, currently riding for Team NetApp-Endura.[1]

Born in the small Czech town of Moravská Třebová, 200 miles east of Prague, Konig as a child played ice hockey, using his bike solely for fitness until he started road racing at the age of 14.[2]

Konig was a stage winner in Caerphilly in September 2012 at the Tour of Britain and in April 2013, he won the queen stage of the Tour of California finishing atop Mount Diablo. König detached himself from a small group in the final kilometers and caught Janier Acevedo, dropping him with only 300 m (980 ft) to go.[3]

However both these wins were eclipsed in September 2013 when he claimed his team's maiden Grand Tour victory when winning the mountain stage to Alto Pena Blancas after catching climber Igor Antón in the final 500 metres.

Palmarès[edit]

2009
6th GP Kooperativa
9th Grand Prix Boka
2010
1st Overall Oberösterreichrundfahrt
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 3 Tour of Bulgaria
3rd Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
5th Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
2011
2nd Overall Tour of Austria
1st Young rider classification
3rd Overall Tour de l'Ain
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2012
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
3rd Overall Tour of Utah
6th Overall Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
9th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 6
2013
1st Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 7 Tour of California
6th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 8

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 9

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team NetApp-Endura (TNE) - GER". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Cycling Weekly, Introducing Leopold Konig, Thursday September 5, 2013
  3. ^ Steve Jones (18 May 2013). "Tour of California: NetApp's König climbs to stage seven victory, van Garderen stays strong in yellow". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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