Ryan Gibbons (cyclist)

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Ryan Gibbons
Ryan Gibbons at the Tour de France 2020.jpg
Gibbons at the 2020 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameRyan Gibbons
Born (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 27)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Team information
Current team UAE Team Emirates
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Mountain biking (former)
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2013MTN–Qhubeka WCC
2014–2015Team Europcar SA [1]
2016 Team Dimension Data (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2016 Dimension Data for Qhubeka
2017–2020 Team Dimension Data [2] [3]
2021– UAE Team Emirates
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Langkawi (2017)

Single-day races and Classics

African Road Championships (2021)
African Time Trial Championships (2021)
National Road Race Championships (2020)
National Time Trial Championships (2021)
Medal record
Men's road cycling
Representing Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
African Road Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Cairo Road race
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Cairo Time trial
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Cairo Team time trial
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Cairo Mixed relay

Ryan Gibbons (born 13 August 1994) is a South African cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. [4]

Contents

Career

Prior to starting his road racing career at junior level, Johannesburg-born Gibbons competed in mountain bike racing. He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia. [5] Gibbons won the first stage of the first-ever Virtual Tour de France on 4 July 2020. [6] The following month, he was named in the startlist for the Tour de France. [7]

In October 2020, Gibbons signed a two-year contract with UAE Team Emirates, from the 2021 season. [8]

He qualified to represent South Africa at the 2020 Summer Olympics. [9]

Major results

[10]

2013
3rd Bronze medal africa.svg Team time trial, African Road Championships
2015
KZN Autumn Series
4th Mayday Classic
4th Hibiscus Cycle Classic
7th PMB Road Classic
6th 94.7 Cycle Challenge
2016
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Coppa Bernocchi
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Langkawi
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stage 5
4th Road race, National Road Championships
2018
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2019
African Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
African Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal africa.svg Time trial
4th Road race
4th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2020
1st MaillotSudafrica.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2021
African Road Championships
1st African Continental Champion Jersey.png Road race
1st African Continental Champion Jersey.png Time trial
1st Gold medal africa.svg Team time trial
1st Gold medal africa.svg Mixed team relay
1st MaillotSudafrica.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Trofeo Calvia
5th Vuelta a Murcia
Jersey yellow number.svg Combativity award Stage 20 Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 20172018201920202021
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia DNF 84 91
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 121
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 82 36
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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