Peter Velits

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Peter Velits
Saint-Ghislain - Grand Prix Pino Cerami, 22 juillet 2015, départ (B146).JPG
Velits at the 2015 Grand Prix Pino Cerami
Personal information
Full name Peter Velits
Born (1985-02-21) 21 February 1985 (age 32)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, (now Slovakia)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2004 Dukla Trenčín
2005–2006 Team Konica Minolta
Professional team(s)
2007 Wiesenhof
2008–2009 Team Milram
2010–2011 Team HTC–Columbia
2012–2013 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[1]
2014–2016 BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2010)
2 TTT stages (2010, 2015)

Stage races

Tour of Oman (2012)

One-day races and Classics

Grand Prix de Fourmies (2007)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2014)

Peter Velits (born 21 February 1985 in Bratislava) is a retired Slovak professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights include winning the 2007 World Under-23 Road Race Championships and the 2012 Tour of Oman.[2] He was promoted to second place in the 2010 Vuelta a España after Ezequiel Mosquera tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch. Velits is also known as strong time-trialist, winning three consecutive team time trials as a part of Omega Pharma–Quick-Step in 2012 and 2013 and riding on the BMC Racing Team in 2014 UCI Road World Championships. His twin brother, Martin Velits rides for Etixx–Quick-Step, having raced on the same teams every year until the end of the 2013 season.

After two seasons with the team, Velits left Omega Pharma–Quick-Step at the end of the 2013 season to join the BMC Racing Team.[3]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2003
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Junior Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Junior Time Trial Championships
2004
7th Overall Tour d'Egypte
10th Overall UAE Emirates Post Tour
10th Grand Prix Bradlo
2005
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Under–23 Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Overall Giro delle Regioni
6th Overall Ringerike GP
2006
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Under–23 Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 2
1st Grand Prix Kooperativa
2nd Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Overall Tour de la Somme
9th Overall Tour of Japan
2007
1st MaillotMundial.PNG UCI World Under–23 Road Race Championships
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Young riders classification
9th Overall Giro del Capo
2008
2nd World's View Challenge 5
10th World's View Challenge 2
Jersey red number.svg Most Combative Rider for Stage 17, Tour de France
2009
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Gran Premio di Lugano
6th Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
7th Monte Paschi Eroica
8th GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
10th Milan–San Remo
2010
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 17 (ITT)
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2012
1st Gold medal blank.svg UCI World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Oman
2nd National Road Race Championships
2013
1st Gold medal blank.svg UCI World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
10th Overall Paris–Nice
2014
1st Gold medal blank.svg UCI World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSlovakia.gif National Time Trial Championships
2nd National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Dubai Tour
9th Overall Paris–Nice
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
Held Jersey red.svg after Stage 1

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —
A yellow jersey Tour de France 57 30  — 18 27 25 27  —
A red jersey Vuelta a España  —  — 2  —  —  —  — DNF

Did not finish = DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les frères Velits chez Omega Pharma-Quick Step" [The brothers Velits at Omega Pharma-Quick Step]. rtbf.be (in French). RTBF. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Velits claims Oman title". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Peter Velits leaving Omega Pharma-Quickstep for BMC Racing". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

External links[edit]