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Romāns Vainšteins

Romāns Vainšteins
Personal information
Full nameRomāns Vainšteins
Born (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973 (age 51)
Talsi, Latvian SSR
Team information
Professional teams
1997Team Polti
1998Kross–Selle Italia
1999–2000Vini Caldirola
2001–2002Domo–Farm Frites–Latexco
2003Vini Caldirola–So.di
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (1999)

Stage races

Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (1999)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (2000)
National Road Race Championships (1999)
GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano (1998)
Paris–Brussels (1999)
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton (1999)
Coppa Bernocchi (2000)
Medal record
Representing  Latvia
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Plouay Road race

Romāns Vainšteins (born 3 March 1973, in Talsi) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Latvia. He won the road race at the 2000 World Cycling Championship in Plouay, France. At the end of the 268.8 km (167.0 mi) race, he won the sprint for the line ahead of Zbigniew Spruch and defending champion Óscar Freire.[1]

Following his world title, Vainšteins moved to the Domo–Farm Frites–Latexco team under Patrick Lefevere. Even with some impressive results, such as third place in the 2001 Paris–Roubaix, he was unable to follow up on the success of his world championship. He left the team after the 2002 season and raced with Vini Caldirola and Lampre for two more years before retiring.[2]

Major results

Grand Tour results

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 93 132 116
A gold jersey Vuelta a España

Classics results timeline

Monument 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Milan–San Remo 41 9 3 73 7
Tour of Flanders 25 3 10 18 31
Paris–Roubaix 14 3 6 11
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 50 DNF
Giro di Lombardia 33 DNF DNF DNF
Classic 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Gent–Wevelgem 5 13 DNF
Brabantse Pijl Did not contest during his career
Amstel Gold Race 16 4 DNF 28 54
La Flèche Wallonne 55 DNF
Clásica de San Sebastián 3 118 87
HEW Cyclassics 3 10 2 10 DNF
Paris–Tours 33 68 6 5
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
UCI Road World Championships 29 1 DNF 32 DNF 60
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Serisier, Pierre (16 October 2000). "Latvian sprints to world title". The Independent. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ Benson, Daniel (7 November 2016). "Eight of cycling's most glorious transfer failures". Retrieved 23 October 2019.

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