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 36)
Gomel, Belarussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Team information
Current teamBahrain–Merida
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001–2002Itera
2003Lokomotiv
2005Fassa Bortolo
2006Acqua & Sapone
2007Barloworld
2008–2011Team High Road
2012–2015Team Sky[1]
2016Team Dimension Data
2017–Bahrain–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
(2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)

Kanstantsin Sivtsov (or Siutsou[2] (Belarusian: Канстанцін Віктаравіч Сіўцоў; Łacinka: Kanstancin Viktaravič Siŭcoŭ; born 9 August 1982) is a Belarusian professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida.

Career[edit]

Sivtsov was born in the Belarusian city of Gomel in 1982. He shot to prominence in 2004, winning the Under-23 World Road Race 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. 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 at the 2012 Paris–Nice

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 Championship for the first time.[citation needed]

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.[3]

Sivtsov claimed a solo win on stage two of the 2013 Giro del Trentino.[4]

In October 2015 he announced that he would be leaving Team Sky after four seasons to join Team Dimension Data for 2016.[5]

Doping[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 provisionaly suspended pending the result of any B sample test. [6] This followed his back injury sustained whilst carrying out a recon of the time trial at the Giro earlier that year.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2002
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2003
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2004
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
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 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
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
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  —  — 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. ^ "Tour de France: Peter Sagan earns his second Tour stage win". BBC Sports. BBC. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (17 April 2013). "Kanstantsin Sivtsov wins Giro del Trentino stage two". Cycling Weekly. London: IPC Media. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  5. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 November 2015). "Kanstanstin Siutsou leaves Sky for Team Dimension Data". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/uci-statement-on-kanstantsin-siutsou
  7. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/siutsou-out-for-three-months-after-vertebrae-fracture-in-giro-ditalia-tt-recon-crash/

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