Pavel Tonkov

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Pavel Tonkov
Pavel Tonkov EB05.jpg
Tonkov in 2005
Personal information
Full name Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov
Nickname The Tsar
Born (1969-02-09) February 9, 1969 (age 45)
Izhevsk, Russia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
1992
1993–1995
1996
1997–2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Russ
Lampre
Ceramiche Panaria-Vinavil
Mapei
Mercury-Viatel
Lampre-Daikin
CCC-Polsat
Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie
Team LPR
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
General Classification (1996)
Young rider Classification (1992, 1993)
7 stages
Vuelta a España
2 stages (1997)

Stage Races

Tour de Suisse
General classification (1995)
Tour de Romandie
General classification (1997)
Infobox last updated on
July 23, 2008

Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov (Russian: Павел Сергеевич Тонков; born February 9, 1969 in Izhevsk)[1] is a former professional road racing cyclist from Russia. His talents were first showcased when winning the world junior title as part of the Soviet Union team in 1987. This alerted the world to his talents and he turned pro in 1992 with the RUSS-Baïkal team. His biggest success was the overall win in the 1996 edition of the Giro d'Italia. He also placed 2nd in the following two editions of the Italian race.
In 1995 he won the Tour de Suisse and in 1997 he won the Tour de Romandie.[2] In 2000 he placed 3rd overall in the Vuelta a España.[2] Throughout much of his career he was a client of the controversial Dr Michele Ferrari.
He retired in 2005.

He is married to a Spanish woman and they have two sons and a daughter. He currently lives in Córdoba, Spain where he manages a hotel. Has a fourth daughter born in 2012.

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Pink jersey Giro 7 5 4 6 1 2 2 - 5 - 5 WD 13
Yellow jersey Tour - - WD WD - - - WD - - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - - - WD - 4 3 - 67 - WD

WD = Withdrew

Major achievements[edit]

Giro d'Italia[2]
1st Overall Jersey pink.svg and 1 stage win (1996)
2nd Overall and 3 stage wins (1997)
2nd Overall and 1 stage win (1998)
5th Overall (1994, 2000, 2002 and 1 stage win)
13th Overall and 1 stage win (2004)
Best Young Rider Jersey white.svg (1992, 1993)
Vuelta a España
2 stage wins (1997)
3rd Overall (2000)
4th Overall (1999)
Tour de Suisse
1st Overall, King of the Mountains and 1 stage win (1995)
King of the Mountains and 1 stage win (1993)
Tour de Romandie
1st Overall (1997)
Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas
1st Overall and 1 stage (2005)
Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1st Overall (1991)
Duo Normand
1st (1989) (with Romes Gainetdinov)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR National Road Race Cycling Champion (1990)
(U23) World Road Race Cycling Champion (1987)
(U23) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR

National Road Race Cycling Champion (1987)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pavel Tonkov Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1969-02-05. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pro Cycling News". Daily Peloton. Retrieved 2012-08-08.