Historic Overview Timothy Jones
Timothy David Jones (born 1 August 1975 in Harare) is a Zimbabwean former professional road racing cyclist. He raced in Europe for ten years, riding for Amore & Vita–ForzArcore, Mobilvetta Design–Rossin, Mercury, Domina Vacanze–Elitron and Tenax–Nobili Rubinetterie professional cycling teams.
His most notable victories are stage 3 of the 2003 Settimana Ciclista Lombarda, Tour of Slovenia (1999), Giro del Capo (1998) in South Africa and the 2001 Giro dell'Etna in Italy where he beat Davide Rebellin and Ivan Basso. He is the first Zimbabwean to compete in a Grand Tour, finishing 73rd in the 2001 Giro d'Italia. Jones brother, Nathan represented Zimbabwe at the 1991 Cycling Junior World Championships that were held in Colorado. His youngest brother Adam is a notable publisher and editor of Wealth Magazine in Botswana. He is also the brother-in-law of Italian cyclists Antonio and Ivan Fanellii.
In the late 1990s Jones tested positive for elevated levels of hematocrit.