Peter Velits

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Peter Velits
Peter Velits TF 2009.jpg
Velits at the 2009 Tour de France.
Personal information
Full name Peter Velits
Born (1985-02-21) 21 February 1985 (age 29)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2004
2005–2006
Dukla Trenčín
Konica Minolta
Professional team(s)
2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–2013
2014–
Wiesenhof
Team Milram
Team HTC-Columbia
Omega Pharma-Quick Step[1]
BMC Racing Team
Major wins
Tour of Oman (2012)
Vuelta a España, 2 Stages
Under-23 Road World Championships (2007)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
16 March 2014

Peter Velits (born 21 February 1985 in Bratislava) is a Slovak professional road racing cyclist for the BMC Racing Team.[2] His career highlights include winning the 2007 UCI Road World Championships - Men's Under-23 Road Race and the 2012 Tour of Oman.[3] He was relegated to second place in the 2010 Vuelta a España after Ezequiel Mosquera tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch. Velits is also known as strong time-trialist, winning two consecutive team time trials as a part of Omega Pharma-Quickstep in 2012 and 2013 UCI Road World Championships. His twin brother, Martin Velits rides for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, having raced on the same teams every year until the end of the 2013 season.

After two seasons with the team, Velits left Omega Pharma-Quick Step at the end of the 2013 season to join the BMC Racing Team.[2]

Palmares[edit]

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2003
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif Under-19 National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif Under-19 National Time Trial Championships
2004
7th Overall Tour d'Egypte
10th Overall UAE Emirates Post Tour
10th GP Bradlo
2005
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Overall Giro delle Regioni
6th Overall Ringerike GP
2006
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 2
1st Grand Prix Kooperativa
2nd Overall GP Tell
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Tour de Bretagne
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Overall Tour de la Somme
9th Overall Tour of Japan
2007
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Under-23 Road Race World Championships
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Young riders classification
9th Overall Giro del Capo
2008
2nd World's View Challenge 5
10th World's View Challenge 2
Jersey red number.svg Most Combative Rider for Stage 17, Tour de France
2009
1st Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Gran Premio di Lugano
6th Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
7th Monte Paschi Eroica
8th GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
10th Milan – San Remo
2010
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 TTT & 17 ITT
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2012
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Oman
2nd National Road Race Championships
2013
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
10th Overall Paris–Nice
2014
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
9th Overall Dubai Tour
9th Overall Paris–Nice

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro  —  —  —  —  —  —
Yellow jersey Tour 57 30  — 18 27 25
red jersey Vuelta  —  — 2  —  —  —

Withdrew = WD; In Progress = IP

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