Simon Špilak

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Simon Špilak
Tour de Romandie 2013 - Stage 5 - Podium - Simon Špilak (cropped).jpg
Špilak at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Simon Špilak
Nickname Spile
Born (1986-06-23) June 23, 1986 (age 29)
Tišina, Slovenia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Team Katusha
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2005–2007 KRKA-Adria Mobil
2008–2011 Lampre
2012– Team Katusha[1]
Major wins

Stage races

Tour de Romandie (2010)
Tour de Suisse (2015)

Single-day races and Classics

Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (2013)
GP Miguel Indurain (2013)
Infobox last updated on
15 March 2015

Simon Špilak (born June 23, 1986 in Tišina) is a Slovenian professional road bicycle racer. He currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team Katusha.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Špilak is best known for being the winner of the 2010 Tour de Romandie, after original race winner Alejandro Valverde had his results expunged as part of a doping suspension. Špilak went on to gain second place in that race in 2013 and 2014, both times behind 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome. In 2013, he was the victor of the GP Miguel Indurain and the Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop, his only two victories of the year. In 2015, he won the general classification of the Tour de Suisse with only five seconds of an advantage over Geraint Thomas. The victory was decided on the last day's time trial.[3]

Palmares[edit]

2004
1st National Junior Road Race Championships
1st National Junior Time Trial Championships
3rd 3rd World Junior Road Race Championships
2005
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2006
1st Trofej Plava Laguna 1
2007
1st U23 La Côte Picarde
4th Overall Tour de Slovénie
1st Jersey white.svg Young Rider Classification
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2008
5th Overall Tour de Slovénie
5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
9th Tour of Flanders
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour of Slovenia
6th Overall Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall, Tour de Romandie[a]
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
2011
5th Overall Tour of Slovenia
5th Giro del Friuli
2012
4th Overall Paris–Nice
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
8th Overall Tour of Belgium
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2013
1st GP Miguel Indurain
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Overall Tour de Suisse
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2014
1st Stage 5 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 3 Arctic Race of Norway
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
8th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
3rd Overall Paris–Nice

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Pink jersey Giro 48 117
Yellow jersey Tour 109 WD WD
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Retroactively awarded after Alejandro Valverde's results were disqualified following his backdated two-year ban in June 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (26 October 2011). "Katusha Team confirms its eleven new signings for 2012 season". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Team Katusha (KAT) – RUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Stuart Clarke (21 June 2015). "Geraint Thomas falls just short of Tour de Suisse title as Spilak wins overall". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Sports & Leisure network). Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Simon Špilak at Wikimedia Commons