Christos Volikakis

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Christos Volikakis
Personal information
Full name Christos Volikakis
Born (1988-03-25) 25 March 1988 (age 27)
Volos, Greece
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Infobox last updated on
20 October 2012

Christos Volikakis (born 25 March 1988 in Volos) is a Greek track cyclist. He is the current leader of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics 2011–2012 in Keirin[1]

Biography[edit]

Christos Volikakis is a Greek track cyclist the most successful of the 2000s, particularly in the speed disciplines. In 2005 as a junior, he became a three times champion of Greece on track (speed, team sprint and team pursuit) and won a title on the road (against the clock in teams).

In 2005, he became the world champion in keirin at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships in Vienna. He has also won two medals at the Junior European Championships 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he won two championship events in the Athens Open Balkan,in keirin and team sprint.

At the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, he finished third in the keirin and took the bronze medal.

Between 2006 and 2011, he won eleven national titles.

He won the 2nd place in Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup 2007–2008 in Los Angeles,USA

In 2008 he represented Greece at the Beijing Olympics.

He won the Gold medal in Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup 2011–2012 in Astana,KZ[2]

He has also won the silver medal in Keirin at the European Elite Track Championship 2011 that was held in Apeldoorn,ND

Career highlights[edit]

Greek Championship[edit]

  1. 2003 Silver medal blank.svg 2nd in National Championship, Road, ITT, Novices, Greece, Volos (GRE)
  2. 2003 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in National Championship, Road, Novices, Greece, Volos (GRE)
  3. 2004 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, 500 m, Novices, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  4. 2004 Bronze medal blank.svg3rd in National Championship, Road, ITT, Novices, Greece, Dervenochoria (GRE)
  5. 2004 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Road, Novices, Greece, Dervenochoria (GRE)
  6. 2005 Gold medal blank.svg1st n National Championship, Track, Sprint, Juniors, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  7. 2005 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  8. 2005 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros, Athanassios Evdokiou,
  9. 2005 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros,
  10. 2005 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Road, TTT, Juniors, Greece, Thiva (GRE) + Athanassios Evdokiou, Vasileios Galanis, Alexandros Floros,
  11. 2006 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE) + Zafeiris Volikakis, Nikolaos Dimotakis,
  12. 2006 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Nation Championship, Track, 1 km, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  13. 2006 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Juniors, Greece (GRE)
  14. 2006 5th in OXI Memorial Climb Race, Juniors, Bafi, Parnitha (GRE)
  15. 2007 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  16. 2007 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  17. 2007 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Zafeiris Volikakis, Vasileios Galanis,
  18. 2007 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  19. 2009 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  20. 2009 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Champioip, Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  21. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championsh Track, Keirin, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  22. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship,Track, Team Pursuit, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Apostolos Bouglas, Alexandros Papaderos, Stavros Papadimitrakis,
  23. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE) + Georgios Bouglas, Zafeiris Volikakis,
  24. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, Greece (GRE)
  25. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in National Championship, Track, 1, Elite, Greece (GRE)

Balkan Open[edit]

  1. 2007 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Athens Open Balkan Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE) + Athanasios Mantzouranis, Panagiotis Voukelatos,
  2. 2007 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in Athens Open Balkan Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE)
  3. 2007 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Athens Open Balkan Championship, TracKeirin, Elite/U23, Greece, Athens (GRE)

European Juniors/U23 Championship[edit]

  1. 2005 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Fiorenzuola
  2. 2006 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in European Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Athens
  3. 2006 6th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Athens
  4. 2006 9th in European Championship, Track, Scratch Race, Juniors, Athens
  5. 2007 4th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Cottbuss
  6. 2008 4th in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Pruszków
  7. 2009 Bronze medal blank.svg3rd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, U23, Minsk

World Grand Prix[edit]

  1. 2011 Bronze medal blank.svg3rd in Dudenhofen,Keirin (GER)
  2. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Moscow, Keirin (RUS)
  3. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Mos, Sprint (RUS)

European Elite Championship[edit]

  1. 2011 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in European Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Apeldoorn

UCI World Cup Classics[edit]

  1. 2008 Silver medal blank.svg2nd in Los Angeles, Keirin (USA)
  2. 2008 5th in Sydney, Keirin (AUS)
  3. 2010 4th in Melbourne, Keirin (AUS)
  4. 2010 8th in Cali, Keirin (COL)
  5. 2011 Gold medal blank.svg1st in Astana, Keirin (KAZ)

UCI World Championships[edit]

  1. 2005 Gold medal blank.svg 1st Arc en ciel.pngin World Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Wien
  2. 2006 Bronze medal blank.svg3rd in World Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Juniors, Gent
  3. 2006 6th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Juniors, Gent
  4. 2008 Bronze medal blank.svg3rd in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite
  5. 2009 8th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, Pruszków
  6. 2010 13th in World Championship, Track, Team Sprint, Elite, København
  7. 2010 13th in World Championship, Track, Keirin, Elite, København
  8. 2010 36th in World Championship, Track, Sprint, Elite, København

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