Pavel Tonkov

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Pavel Tonkov
Pavel Tonkov EB05.jpg
Tonkov in 2005
Personal information
Full name Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov
Nickname The Tsar
Born (1969-02-09) February 9, 1969 (age 49)
Izhevsk, Russia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
1992 Russ
1993–1995 Lampre
1996 Ceramiche Panaria-Vinavil
1997–2000 Mapei
2001 Mercury-Viatel
2002 Lampre-Daikin
2003 CCC-Polsat
2004 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie
2005 Team LPR
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
General classification (1996)
Young rider classification (1992, 1993)
7 individual stages (19962004)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (1997)

Stage Races

Tour de Suisse (1995)
Tour de Romandie (1997)

Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov (Russian: Павел Сергеевич Тонков; born February 9, 1969 in Izhevsk)[1] is a former professional road racing cyclist from Russia. His talents were first showcased when winning the world junior title as part of the Soviet Union team in 1987. This alerted the world to his talents, and he turned pro in 1992 with the RUSS-Baïkal team. His biggest success was the overall win in the 1996 edition of the Giro d'Italia. He also placed 2nd in the following two editions of the Italian race.
In 1995 he won the Tour de Suisse and in 1997 he won the Tour de Romandie.[2] In 2000 he placed 3rd overall in the Vuelta a España.[2] Throughout much of his career, he was a client of the controversial Michele Ferrari.
He retired in 2005.

He lives in Córdoba, Spain where he manages a hotel.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1992
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1993
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1994
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
1995
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 7
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
1996
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 13
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
1997
1st Jersey green.svg Overall Tour de Romandie
Stage 4
Vuelta a Espana
1st Stages 13 & 15
1st Giro dell'Appennino
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 3, 5 & 21
2nd Overall Giro del Trentino
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1998
1st Giro dell'Appennino
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 18
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1999
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
4th Overall Vuelta a Espana
10th Overall Tour de Romandie
2000
3rd Overall Vuelta a Espana
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2001
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
2002
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 17
2003
3rd Giro dell'Appennino
2004
1st Stage 17 Giro d'Italia
5th Overall Giro del Trentino
8th Giro dell'Appennino
2005
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Clasica Alcobendas
1st Stage 1
9th Giro dell'Appennino

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 7 5 4 6 1 2 2 5 5 DNF 13
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF DNF DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 4 3 67 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pavel Tonkov Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1969-02-05. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Pro Cycling News". Daily Peloton. Retrieved 2012-08-08.