Pavel Tonkov

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Pavel Tonkov
Pavel Tonkov EB05.jpg
Tonkov in 2005
Personal information
Full namePavel Sergeyevich Tonkov
NicknameThe Tsar
Born (1969-02-09) February 9, 1969 (age 51)
Izhevsk, Soviet Union
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
1992Russ
19921995 Lampre
1996Ceramiche Panaria-Vinavil
19972000 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.

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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

Major results

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
1st 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

Grand Tour 1992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004
Jersey gold.svg Vuelta a España DNF 4 3 67 DNF
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 7 5 4 6 1 2 2 5 5 DNF 13
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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References

  1. "Pavel Tonkov Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1969-02-05. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  2. 1 2 "Pro Cycling News". Daily Peloton. Retrieved 2012-08-08.