Jussi Veikkanen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jussi Veikkanen
Jussi Veikkanen (Barcelona-Etapa 8-Volta Catalunya 2014).JPG
Veikkanen at the 2014 Volta a Catalunya
Personal information
Full name Jussi Veikkanen
Born (1981-03-29) 29 March 1981 (age 36)
Riihimäki, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current team FDJ
Discipline Road
Role Rider (retired)
Directeur sportif
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2001 Top Kärnten–Giant
2002–2003 Mälarenergi–Sime
2004 VC Roubaix
Professional team(s)
2005–2010 Française des Jeux
2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012–2015 FDJ–BigMat[1]
Managerial team(s)
2016– FDJ (directeur sportif)
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)

Jussi Veikkanen (born 29 March 1981) is a retired Finnish road racing cyclist, who rode as a professional between 2005 and 2015 for the Omega Pharma–Lotto and FDJ teams. Born in Riihimäki, Veikkanen started his career with team Mälarenergi and he became a professional cyclist in 2005 with Française des Jeux. He won the Finnish National Road Race Championships seven times between 2003 and 2014.[2]

After a long breakaway on stage 2 of the 2009 Tour de France he donned the Polka Dot Jersey for king of the mountains. He kept the jersey until stage 6, when Stéphane Augé took it.

He signed with Omega Pharma–Lotto for the 2011 season,[3] but rejoined FDJ–BigMat for the 2012 season.[4]

Veikkanen announced ahead of the 2015 edition of the Tour de Vendée that the race would be his last as a professional, and that he would remain with FDJ as a member of staff after retiring from the road.[5]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 70 44 50 119 146 109 147
A yellow jersey Tour de France 106
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 135 DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jussi Veikkanen". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Veikkanen to Lotto". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  4. ^ "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "News shorts: Zandio to retire at end of 2016, Veikkanen announces retirement". cyclingnews.com. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Veikkanen sprints ahead www.cyclingnews.com 4 September 2008

External links[edit]

Media related to Jussi Veikkanen at Wikimedia Commons