Historic Overview Jaan Kirsipuu

Rider

Overall Rank480
NameJaan KIRSIPUU
Country
  Estonia
Date of birth17-Jul-1969 - Tartu (Tartumaa)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jaan Kirsipuu

Jaan Kirsipuu (born 17 July 1969 in Tartu) is an Estonian former road bicycle racer, who currently works as a directeur sportif for UCI Continental team Tartu2024–BalticChainCycling.com.

He spent the majority of his career riding under the management of Vincent Lavenu, initially joining Lavenu's Chazal–Vanille et Mûre team as a stagiaire and staying with the squad in its various incarnations for 12 years, taking a total of 124 race wins for the team. Kirsipuu initially retired at the end of the 2006, but participated in the 2007 Estonian championship, becoming time trial champion for the sixth time. In 2008 he was the manager of Latvian UCI Continental cycling team Rietumu Banka–Riga. In 2009 he joined LeTua Cycling Team. During his career, Kirsipuu got 115 professional wins and another 62 wins from criteriums and other non-professional races. He retired again in 2012, and became a sporting director with the Astana team.

At his peak he was one of Estonia's top athletes and the first Estonian rider to win a stage in the Tour de France. He dropped out of the Tour de France 12 times, which is the record. In spite of this, he won multiple stages and wore the yellow jersey for six days in 1999.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

12 4 5 66

Major Victories

Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2002
G.P. de Denain 1998, 2001
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 2003
G.P. Cholet-Pays de Loire 1997, 1998, 1999
Route Adélie de Vitré 1998, 2001
G.P. d'Isbergues 1993
Tour de Vendée 2000, 2003
Tour de France - stages 1999 (1), 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2004 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1998 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1999 (1), 2000 (1)
Tour de Pologne - stages 1997 (2), 1999 (1), 2000 (3), 2001 (1), 2005 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1998 (1)
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1998 (1), 1999 (2), 2000 (3), 2002 (2), 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2006 (2)
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen - stages 2003 (1), 2004 (2)
Route Adélie de Vitré - stages 1994 (1)
Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de Loire - stages 1998 (3), 2001 (2)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1993 (1), 1998 (1), 1999 (2), 2000 (1), 2001 (4), 2003 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1997 (1), 1999 (1), 2001 (1)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 2004 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 2000 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1993 (1)
More results

Seasons

Jaan Kirsipuu - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1987 Individual
6 978
2. 1992 Chazal - Vanille et Mûre - Vetta
17 753
3. 1993 Chazal - Vetta - MBK
316 169
4. 1994 Chazal - MBK - König
150 296
5. 1995 Chazal - MBK - König
156 270
6. 1996 Petit Casino
317 168
7. 1997 Casino - C'est votre Equipe
533 112
8. 1998 Casino - Ag2r
785 69
9. 1999 Casino - Ag2R
1281 35
10. 2000 Ag2r - Décathlon
717 81
11. 2001 Ag2r - Décathlon
837 67
12. 2002 Ag2r Prévoyance
617 97
13. 2003 Ag2r
642 90
14. 2004 Ag2r
835 66
15. 2005 Crédit Agricole
440 147
16. 2006 Crédit Agricole
157 377
17. 2009 Letua Cycling Team
22 929
18. 2010 CKT TMIT - Champion System
48 719
19. 2011 Champion System
45 789
20. 2012 Champion System Pro Cycling Team
5 1538
Overall: 7926 480