Aleksejs Saramotins

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Aleksejs Saramotins
Aleksejs Saramotins - Ponferrada 2014.JPG
Personal information
Full name Aleksejs Saramotins
Born (1982-04-08) 8 April 1982 (age 34)
Riga, Latvian SSR (now Latvia)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Bora–Hansgrohe
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist[1]
Professional team(s)
2005–2008 Rietumu Banka–Riga
2009 Team Designa Køkken
2010 Team HTC–Columbia
2011–2012 Cofidis
2013–2016 IAM Cycling
2017– Bora–Hansgrohe
Major wins
National Road Race Championships
(2005–2007, 2010, 2012–2013)

Aleksejs Saramotins (born 8 April 1982) is a Latvian professional road cyclist who rides for Bora–Hansgrohe. He has won the Latvian National Road Race Championships on six occasions and has represented his country at the Olympic Games and the World championships. In 2009 he won the Münsterland Giro whilst riding for Team Designa Køkken which led to him joining Team HTC–Columbia in 2010.[2][3] Saramotins left his team of two years Cofidis[4] at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[5]

In October 2016 he and IAM Cycling team-mate Matteo Pelucchi were announced as members of the Bora–Hansgrohe squad for 2017.[1]

Before signing a professional contract he also raced in cross-country mountain biking races.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2004
3rd National Road Race Championships
2005
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
2006
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd Riga Grand Prix
2nd Mayor Cup
2007
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4 Tour of Croatia
2nd Tallinn–Tartu GP
2nd Riga Grand Prix
3rd Mayor Cup
3rd National Time Trial Championships
6th Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
2008
1st Lombardia Tour
1st Tartu GP
1st Scandinavian Open Road Race
1st Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 3 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Tour du Finistère
3rd Riga Grand Prix
3rd Le Samyn
9th Paris–Troyes
10th Overall Tour de Normandie
2009
1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
1st Druivenkoers Overijse
1st Münsterland Giro
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Oise
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Tartu GP
2nd Duo Normand (with Sergey Firsanov)
7th Overall Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
2010
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Pirita GP Tallinn VII Lauri Aus Memoriaal
2nd National Time Trial Championships
5th Tartu GP
2011
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
8th Binche–Tournai–Binche
10th Le Samyn
2012
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
7th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
7th Tro-Bro Léon
9th Overall Tour du Limousin
10th Eschborn-Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz
2013
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Tour du Doubs
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Tour du Jura
5th Strade Bianche
9th Polynormande
2014
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Vuelta a Burgos
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
5th Chrono des Nations
2015
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
7th Road race, European Games
2016
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Clásica de Almería
8th Paris–Roubaix

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 161
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 166 WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bora-Hansgrohe finalise 2017 roster with McCarthy, Pelucchi and Saramotins signings". cyclingnews.com. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Columbia-HTC recruits Saramotins
  3. ^ Team Columbia-HTC
  4. ^ Philippon, Alexandre (5 January 2012). "Équipes 2012: Cofidis" [Teams 2012: Cofidis]. Velochrono.fr (in French). Velochrono. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 

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