Kanstantsin Sivtsov

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Kanstantsin Sivtsov
Kanstantsin Siutsou CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKanstantsin Sivtsov
Канстанцін Сіўцоў
NicknameKosta
Born (1982-08-09) 9 August 1982 (age 37)
Gomel, Belarussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2001–2002Itera
2003Lokomotiv
2005Fassa Bortolo
2006Acqua & Sapone
2007Barloworld
2008–2011Team High Road
2012–2015Team Sky[1]
2016Team Dimension Data
2017–2018Bahrain–Merida
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2009)
1 TTT stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour de Georgia (2008)
Tour of Croatia (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2006, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships
(2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)

Kanstantsin Sivtsov (or Siutsou[2] (Belarusian: Канстанцін Віктаравіч Сіўцоў; Łacinka: Kanstancin Viktaravič Siŭcoŭ; born 9 August 1982) is a Belarusian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2001 and 2018 for the Itera, Lokomotiv, Fassa Bortolo, Acqua & Sapone, Barloworld, HTC–Highroad, Team Sky, Team Dimension Data and Bahrain–Merida squads. He retired after provisionally being suspended from the sport following an adverse analytical finding for erythropoietin (EPO).[3]

Career[edit]

Sivtsov was born in the Belarusian city of Gomel in 1982. He shot to prominence in 2004, winning the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships, and the senior Belarusian championships in 2006. Sivtsov joined Barloworld for the 2007 season, and rode the Tour de France for the first time, finishing 32nd overall.

Team High Road (2008–11)[edit]

Siutsou moved to Team High Road for 2008, where he took his first stage race overall victory at the Tour de Georgia, and came 16th overall in the Tour de France. In the 2009 Giro d'Italia, Sivtsov won his first two Grand Tour stages, the team time trial on stage one and a successful solo breakaway in stage eight.

Sivtsov enjoyed his most successful year in 2011. He finished tenth overall in the Giro d'Italia – again winning the team time trial stage – with an eighth-place finish in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and won the Belarusian National Time Trial Championships for the first time.[citation needed]

Team Sky (2012–15)[edit]

Sivtsov at the 2012 Paris–Nice

Sivtsov moved to Team Sky for the 2012 season. He was part of the teams that helped Richie Porte win the Volta ao Algarve, Bradley Wiggins win Paris–Nice, the Tour de Romandie and Critérium du Dauphiné, and Michael Rogers win Bayern–Rundfahrt. Sivtsov was selected to ride the Tour de France as one of Wiggins' main domestiques, but crashed out on stage three with 50 kilometres (31 mi) remaining with a fractured left tibia, the first retirement of the 2012 Tour.[4]

Sivtsov claimed a solo win on stage two of the 2013 Giro del Trentino.[5]

Team Dimension Data (2016)[edit]

In October 2015, he announced that he would be leaving Team Sky after four seasons to join Team Dimension Data for 2016.[6]

Doping case[edit]

On 5 September 2018, the UCI announced that an out of competition test had resulted in an adverse analytical finding of Erythropoietin in a sample collected 31 July 2018. Siutsou was provisionally suspended pending the result of any B sample test.[7] This followed his back injury sustained whilst carrying out a recon of the time trial at the Giro earlier that year.[8]

On 23 June 2020, he was given a four year ban for doping using EPO.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2000
6th Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2002
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2003
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2004
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Volta a Lleida
4th Ruota d'Oro
2005
7th Trofeo Melinda
2006
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Subida al Naranco
3rd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
4th Overall Course de la Paix
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 5
4th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
9th Giro di Toscana
10th Giro dell'Emilia
2007
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
4th Giro del Lazio
5th Coppa Placci
8th Gran Premio di Lugano
8th Gran Premio di Chiasso
9th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Georgia
1st Stage 6
2009
9th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
10th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3 (TTT)
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 8
2010
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
2011
National Road Championships
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Time trial
2nd Road race
8th Overall Criterium du Dauphine
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
2012
5th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
2013
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro del Trentino
1st Stages 1b (TTT) & 2
1st Stage 2 (TTT Giro d'Italia
UCI Road World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial
10th Time trial
8th Overall Route du Sud
2014
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Route du Sud
2015
6th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
7th Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'es Colomer
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2016
National Road Championships
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Road race
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Time trial
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
2017
6th Overall Tour of Croatia
2018
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Croatia
1st Stage 3
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Vuelta a San Juan

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia  — DNF 15  — 9  — 37 DNF 26 10 35 DNS
A yellow jersey Tour de France 31 16  — 39  — DNF 90  —  —  —
A red jersey Vuelta a España  —  —  — 37 DNF  —  — 43  —  —

DNF – Did not finish; IP – In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sivtsov to Team Sky". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Kanstantsin Siutsou". Team Sky. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "License-Holders Provisionally Suspended as per the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR)" (PDF). UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Tour de France: Peter Sagan earns his second Tour stage win". BBC Sports. BBC. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  5. ^ Wynn, Nigel (17 April 2013). "Kanstantsin Sivtsov wins Giro del Trentino stage two". Cycling Weekly. London: IPC Media. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  6. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 November 2015). "Kanstanstin Siutsou leaves Sky for Team Dimension Data". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/uci-statement-on-kanstantsin-siutsou
  8. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/siutsou-out-for-three-months-after-vertebrae-fracture-in-giro-ditalia-tt-recon-crash/
  9. ^ Ballinger, Alex (23 June 2020). "Former Team Sky rider banned for doping two years after he retired". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 24 June 2020.

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