Vasil Kiryienka

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Vasil Kiryienka
Vasil Kiryienka Giro 2011.jpg
Kiryienka at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Vasili Vasilyevich Kiryienka
Nickname Robocop[1]
Born (1981-06-28) 28 June 1981 (age 33)
Rechytsa,
 Byelorussian SSR,
 Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber/Time trialist
Professional team(s)
2006
2006
2007–2008
2009–2012
2013–
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2008, 2011)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2002, 2005, 2006)
Infobox last updated on
27 March 2014

Vasili Vasilyevich Kiryienka (Belarusian: Васіль Кірыенка) (born 28 June 1981) is a Belarusian racing cyclist, racing for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.[2]

Career[edit]

Kiryienka competing in the time trial at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Kiryienka finished 2nd in the 10th stage of the 2010 Tour de France, he was outsprinted at the line by Sérgio Paulinho after basically leading him out to the finish. Kiryienka has also won two stages of the Giro d'Italia, in 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was victorious in stage 19, a mountainous affair leading to Presolana, after spending the day on the attack and registering more than 6 hours and a half in the saddle.[3] In the 2011 edition, he was part of a long breakaway and made it to destination solo in a mountain stage that took the riders to Sestriere. He had more than 4 minutes of an advantage over the second of the day, Jose Rujano of Androni Giocattoli.[4] In 2012, Kiryienka finished third in the UCI World Time Trial Championships.

Kiryienka left Movistar Team at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Team Sky on a three-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[2]

Palmares[edit]

2002
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2003
Aguascalientes Track World Cup
1st Individual pursuit
3rd Team pursuit
European Under-23 Track Championships
3rd Individual pursuit
3rd Team pursuit
2004
3rd Aguascalientes Track World Cup, Individual pursuit
6th Overall Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
2005
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Manchester Track World Cup, Points race
1st Coppa della Pace
1st Giro del Casentino
1st Stage 3 Giro della Toscana (Under-23)
2006
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
Sydney Track World Cup
1st Scratch
3rd Points race
2nd Overall Scandinavian Week
1st Stage 3
2nd Moscow Track World Cup, Points race
2nd Scandinavian Open
3rd World Track Championships, Points race
3rd Riga GP
4th EOS Tallinn GP
4th Szlakiem Walk Majora Hubala
5th Overall Five Rings of Moscow
8th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
1st Stage 6
2007
1st Stage 3 Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Burgos
2nd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
8th Overall Tour of Austria
9th Tour du Haut Var
9th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2008
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
1st Stage 19 Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2nd GP Citta di Camaiore
7th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
2011
1st Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 20 Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Critérium International
1st Points classification
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2
2012
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg UCI World Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
2013
1st Stage 18 Vuelta a España
Road World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial
2014
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
Combativity award Jersey red number.svg Stage 11 Vuelta a España

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Benjamin. "Team Sky Photo Gallery". Team Sky. BSkyB. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Kiryienka to Sky for three years". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 18 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Gerald Churchill (1 June 2008). "Kiryienka wins stage 19 of Giro". Road Cycling (2011 ROADCYCLING.COM). 
  4. ^ Susan Westemayer (28 May 2011). "Kiryienka soars to Sestriere". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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