Historic Overview Viktor Kapitonov

Rider

Overall Rank3287
NameViktor KAPITONOV
Country
  Soviet Union
Date of birth25-Oct-1933 - Kalinin/Tver (Russian SFSR)
Date of death05-Mar-2005 - Moskva (Russia)
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Biography

Viktor Kapitonov

Viktor Arsenevich Kapitonov (Russian: Виктор Арсеньевич Капитонов, 25 October 1933 – 5 March 2005) was a Soviet road cyclist who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. In 1956 he finished 32nd individually and 6th with the Soviet team. In 1960 he won the individual road race and finished third in the 100 km team time trial. His gold medal was the first for Soviet cyclists. At the end of the race Kapitonov mistakenly sprinted for the finish with one lap to go, surprising his main rival Livio Trapè. In the last lap Trapè sprinted first, but Kapitonov caught him up in the last few meters.

Kapitonov was part of the Soviet teams that won the Peace Race in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962. He retired in 1965 and until 1985 coached the Soviet road racing team. In 1983 he defended a PhD in pedagogy.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

5

Major Victories

Olympic Games Road Race 1960
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 1958 (3), 1963 (1)
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Seasons

Viktor Kapitonov - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1956 Individual 35 552
2. 1957 Individual 100 340
3. 1958 Individual 146 307
4. 1959 Individual 71 404
5. 1960 Individual 488 110
6. 1961 Individual 105 363
7. 1962 Individual 109 349
8. 1963 Individual 111 327
9. 1964 Individual 58 430
Overall: 1223 3287