Tomas Vaitkus

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Tomas Vaitkus
Tomas Vaitkus 2013.jpg
Vaitkus at the 2013 Tour of Utah.
Personal information
Full name Tomas Vaitkus
Nickname Tomas the Tank Engine, KiloVaitkus
Born (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 32)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2003–2004
2005–2006
2007
2008–2009
2010
2011
2012–2013
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
AG2R Prévoyance
Discovery Channel
Astana
Team RadioShack
Astana
GreenEDGE
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Under-23 Time Trial World Championships (2002)
National Time Trial Championships (2003, 2004)
National Road Race Championships (2004, 2008, 2013)
Infobox last updated on
27 January 2014

Tomas Vaitkus (born 4 February 1982) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI ProTour team Orica-GreenEDGE.[1]

Vaitkus, nicknamed Tomas the Tank Engine,[2] made his Tour de France debut in the 2007 edition but had to abandon after a serious crash at the end of stage two. Team RadioShack announced that he would be joining the team in 2010.[3] He rejoined Astana in 2011. On 29 August 2011, it was announced that Vaitkus would join GreenEDGE for its inaugural season in 2012.[1]

Major results[edit]

2000
World Junior Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
2001
European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
2002
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Under-23 Time Trial Championships[4]
2003
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
2004
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
2005
1st Grand Prix Ühispanga Tartu
2nd Grote Scheldeprijs
4th Overall Danmark Rundt
2006
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia
2007
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Tour of Flanders
2008
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Ronde van het Groene Hart
2nd Trofeo Calvia
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 2
6th Trofeo Cala Millor
8th Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarem
2011
9th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour de Azerbaijan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aubrey, Jane (29 August 2011). "Versatile Vaitkus leaves Astana for GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Trent Lowe, Admiration for the crew, Ride Cycling Review Autumn 2007, page 156.
  3. ^ "RadioShack Cycling announcements continue". 
  4. ^ Discovery confirms Leipheimer, adds two more, CyclingNews.com, 26 July 2006

External links[edit]

Media related to Tomas Vaitkus at Wikimedia Commons