Simon Špilak

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Simon Špilak
Tour de Romandie 2013 - Stage 5 - Podium - Simon Špilak (cropped).jpg
Špilak at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Simon Špilak
Nickname Spile
Born (1986-06-23) June 23, 1986 (age 28)
Tišina, Slovenia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Team Katusha
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2005–2007
2008–2011
2012–
KRKA-Adria Mobil
Lampre
Team Katusha[1]
Major wins

Stage races

Tour de Romandie (2010)

Single-day races and Classics

Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (2013)
Infobox last updated on
4 May 2014

Simon Špilak (born June 23, 1986 in Tišina) is a Slovenian professional road bicycle racer. He currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team Katusha.[2] He is best known for being the winner of the 2010 Tour de Romandie, after original race winner Alejandro Valverde had his results expunged as part of a doping suspension. Špilak went on to gain second place in that race in 2013 and 2014, both times behind 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

Palmares[edit]

2004
1st National Junior Road Race Championships
1st National Junior Time Trial Championships
3rd World Junior Road Race Championships
2005
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2006
1st Trofej Plava Laguna 1
2007
1st U23 La Côte Picarde
2008
9th Tour of Flanders
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour of Slovenia
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall, Tour de Romandie[a]
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd Overall, Bayern-Rundfahrt
2012
4th Overall Paris-Nice
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
2013
1st GP Miguel Indurain
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Overall Tour de Suisse
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2014
1st Stage 5 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 3 Arctic Race of Norway
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
8th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Overall Volta ao Algarve

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 48 117
Yellow jersey Tour 109 WD
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Retroactively awarded after Alejandro Valverde's results were disqualified following his backdated two-year ban in June 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (26 October 2011). "Katusha Team confirms its eleven new signings for 2012 season". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Team Katusha (KAT) – RUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Simon Špilak at Wikimedia Commons