Przemysław Kasperkiewicz

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Przemysław Kasperkiewicz
Oudenaarde - Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften, 9 april 2016 (B181).JPG
Kasperkiewicz in 2016.
Personal information
Full namePrzemysław Kasperkiewicz
Born (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 25)
Kalisz, Poland
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamDelko–Marseille Provence
DisciplineRoad cycling
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2004–2012KTK Kalisz
2013WV De Jonge Renner
Professional team(s)
2014Bauknecht–Author
2015–2016AWT–GreenWay
2017An Post–Chain Reaction
2017Quick-Step Floors (stagiaire)
2018–Delko–Marseille Provence KTM[1]

Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (born 1 March 1994) is a Polish racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Delko–Marseille Provence.[2]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Kasperkiewicz took up cycling at a very early age and competed in track and road cycling with a local club – KTK Kalisz. He showed a lot of promise as a junior rider, winning medals and national titles on the track and taking 2nd in the international junior race, the Tour de la Région de Lódz.

Coming to the Under-23 category Kasperkiewicz moved to the Netherlands and joined the WV De Jonge Renner cycling club. He raced both in Polish and Dutch races, putting his prowess on display with 6th place in the Carpathian Couriers Race and 2nd in the National Under-23 Time Trial Championships.

Professional career[edit]

In 2014, Kasperkiewicz turned professional at the age of 19, signing a one-year deal with Czech-based continental outfit Bauknecht–Author. He finished 3rd overall in the Carpathian Couriers Race and shortly afterwards took his first professional victory after a successful breakaway in stage 1 of the Peace Race U23. In June Kasperkiewicz took part in the National Championships, taking silver in the under-23 men's time trial for the second consecutive time. He did not start the under-23 road race – despite being only 20, he decided to participate in the elite race, eventually finishing 4th. Following those performances, he was selected for the Polish national team for the Tour de Pologne and the Tour de l'Avenir.

In November 2014, he signed a contract with AWT–GreenWay, development team for UCI World Tour squad Etixx–Quick-Step.[3]

Major results[edit]

2011
9th Overall Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziadz
2012
2nd Overall Tour de la Région de Lódz
7th Overall Grand Prix Rüebliland
2013
2nd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
6th Overall Carpathian Couriers Race
2014
1st Stage 1 Course de la Paix Under–23
National Road Championships
2nd Under–23 Time trial
4th Road race
3rd Overall Carpathian Couriers Race
5th Tour Bohemia
2015
9th La Côte Picarde
2016
5th Overall Paris–Arras Tour
2017
An Post Rás
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 8
1st Stage 5 Tour de Bretagne
6th Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
2019
1st Stage 6 Tour du Rwanda

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirazzi handed four-year ban for doping - News Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018. Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz will ride for Delko Marseille Provence KTM in 2018 with the French Pro-Continental squad announcing a two-year deal for the Pole.
  2. ^ Ballue, Quentin (10 December 2018). "Route - Delko Marseille avec 19 coureurs la saison prochaine" [Road - Delko Marseille with 19 riders next season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz signs with AWT Greenway". Rowery.org. Retrieved 10 January 2015.

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