Tomas Vaitkus

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Tomas Vaitkus
Tomas Vaitkus 2013.jpg
Vaitkus at the 2013 Tour of Utah.
Personal information
Full nameTomas Vaitkus
NicknameTomas the Tank Engine, KiloVaitkus
Born (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 36)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Team information
Current teamRietumu Banka–Riga
Professional team(s)
2005–2006AG2R Prévoyance
2007Discovery Channel
2010Team RadioShack
2016Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
2017–Rietumu Banka–Riga
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 stage (2006)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2004, 2008, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2003, 2004)
Under-23 World Time Trial Championships (2002)

Tomas Vaitkus (born 4 February 1982) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist riding for UCI Continental team Rietumu Banka–Riga.[1] Vaitkus, nicknamed Tomas the Tank Engine,[2] made his Tour de France debut in the 2007 edition but had to abandon after a serious crash at the end of stage two. Team RadioShack announced that he would be joining the team in 2010.[3] He rejoined Astana in 2011. On 29 August 2011, it was announced that Vaitkus would join GreenEDGE for its inaugural season in 2012.[4]

Major results[edit]

World Junior Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Under-23 Time Trial Championships[5]
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
1st Grand Prix Ühispanga Tartu
2nd Scheldeprijs
4th Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Tour of Flanders
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Ronde van het Groene Hart
2nd Trofeo Calvia
3rd Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 2
6th Trofeo Cala Millor
8th Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarem
9th Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st MaillotLituania.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour de Azerbaijan
1st Vilnius Velomarathon
1st Stage 1 Tour Internationale d'Oranie
1st Grand Prix de la Ville d'Oran
1st Stages 1 & 4 Tour International de Setif
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Constantine


  1. ^ "Tomas Vaitkus".
  2. ^ Trent Lowe, Admiration for the crew, Ride Cycling Review Autumn 2007, page 156.
  3. ^ "RadioShack Cycling announcements continue". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01.
  4. ^ Aubrey, Jane (29 August 2011). "Versatile Vaitkus leaves Astana for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ Discovery confirms Leipheimer, adds two more,, 26 July 2006

External links[edit]

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