König (left) at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
|Full name||Leopold König|
15 November 1987 |
Moravská Třebová, Czechoslovakia
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Current team||Team Sky|
|2006–2010||PSK Whirlpool-Hradec Krlove|
|Infobox last updated on
1 February 2014
Konig was a stage winner in Caerphilly in September 2012 at the Tour of Britain and in April 2013, he won the queen stage of the Tour of California finishing atop Mount Diablo. König detached himself from a small group in the final kilometers and caught Janier Acevedo, dropping him with only 300 m (980 ft) to go.
However both these wins were eclipsed in September 2013 when he claimed his team's maiden Grand Tour victory by winning a mountain stage to Alto Peñas Blancas in the 2013 Vuelta a España after catching climber Igor Antón in the final 500 metres.
König took part in his first Tour de France in 2014, finishing seventh overall after rising two places from ninth by placing fifth in the final time trial.
Team Sky (2015–)
Konig signed for Team Sky for the 2015 season. Konig achieved his first podium place for Team Sky, scoring third place at the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana. In the Giro d'Italia, he took over the leadership role as his leader Richie Porte suffered a massive loss of time and ultimately withdrew. On Stage 16 featuring the Mortirolo Pass, Konig was docked 10 seconds for holding onto cars. Konig performed well in the final stages but not well enough to secure a top 5 finish, finishing 6th overall.
- 6th GP Kooperativa
- 9th Grand Prix Boka
- 1st Overall Oberösterreichrundfahrt
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Overall Czech Cycling Tour
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Stage 3 Tour of Bulgaria
- 3rd Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
- 5th Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
- 2nd Overall Tour of Austria
- 1st Young rider classification
- 3rd Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 9th Overall Tour of Britain
- 1st Stage 2 (TTT) Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
- 3rd Overall Tour of Utah
- 6th Overall Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
- 10th Overall Tour of Britain
- 1st Stage 6
- 1st Overall Czech Cycling Tour
- 1st Stage 3
- 1st Stage 7 Tour of California
- 6th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
- 9th Overall Vuelta a España
- 1st Stage 8
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
- "Team NetApp-Endura (TNE) - GER". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
- Cycling Weekly, Introducing Leopold Konig, Thursday September 5, 2013
- Steve Jones (18 May 2013). "Tour of California: NetApp's König climbs to stage seven victory, van Garderen stays strong in yellow". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- Willoughby, Ian (30 September 2014). "Czech cyclist König signs for Team Sky after coming seventh in Tour de France". Radio Prague. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Stephen Farrand (24 May 2015). "Giro d'Italia: König takes over leadership at Sky as Porte loses 27 minutes". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Richard Windsor (27 May 2015). "Team Sky’s König among riders sanctioned after stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Sports & Leisure network). Retrieved 28 May 2015.
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