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Pavel Tonkov

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePavel Sergeyevich•Tonkov
Used namePavel•Tonkov
Nick/petnamesThe Tsar
Original nameПавел Сергеевич•Тонков
Born5 February 1969 in Togliatti, Samara (RUS)
Measurements179 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsMinistry of Defense Sports Club / Panaria (ITA) / Mapei - Quick Step (ITA)
NOC Russian Federation

Biography

Pavel Tonkov became the first Russian to win a grand tour when he won the 1996 Giro d’Italia. He also finished second in the Giro in 1997-98 and won seven stages in the Giro during his career, which ended in 2005. Tonkov also won the 1995 Tour de Suisse, the 1997 Tour de Romandie, and was third at the 2000 Vuelta à España. Tonkov was Under-23 World Champion in the road race in 1987.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) RUS Pavel Tonkov
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 51
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) RUS Pavel Tonkov
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 28