Historic Overview Jaan Kirsipuu

Rider

Overall Rank511
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 a retired Estonian road bicycle racer, living in Estonia. 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 - Rīga. In 2009 he joined Team Giant-Veolia. 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

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
Paris - Nice - stages 1999 (1), 2000 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1999 (1), 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2004 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1998 (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 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)
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Seasons

Jaan Kirsipuu - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1992 Chazal - Vanille et Mûre - Vetta 17 628
2. 1993 Chazal - Vetta - MBK 262 186
3. 1994 Chazal - MBK - König 131 301
4. 1995 Chazal - MBK - König 149 264
5. 1996 Petit Casino 253 193
6. 1997 Casino - C'est votre Equipe 467 122
7. 1998 Casino - Ag2r 702 75
8. 1999 Casino - Ag2R 1229 35
9. 2000 Ag2r - Décathlon 591 102
10. 2001 Ag2r - Décathlon 769 69
11. 2002 Ag2r 593 98
12. 2003 Ag2r 591 98
13. 2004 Ag2r 806 65
14. 2005 Crédit Agricole 434 147
15. 2006 Crédit Agricole 155 367
16. 2009 Letua Cycling Team 22 864
17. 2010 CKT TMIT - Champion System 48 685
18. 2011 Champion System 45 745
19. 2012 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 5 1411
Overall: 7269 511