Tonkov in 2005
|Full name||Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov|
February 9, 1969 |
Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie
|Infobox last updated on
July 23, 2008
Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov (Russian: Павел Сергеевич Тонков; born February 9, 1969 in Izhevsk) 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. In 2000 he placed 3rd overall in the Vuelta a España. 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
WD = Withdrew
- Giro d'Italia
- 1st Overall 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 (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)
- USSR National Road Race Cycling Champion (1990)
- (U23) World Road Race Cycling Champion (1987)
- (U23) USSR
National Road Race Cycling Champion (1987)
- "Pavel Tonkov Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1969-02-05. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- "Pro Cycling News". Daily Peloton. Retrieved 2012-08-08.