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Romāns Vainšteins : biography

March 3, 1973 -

Romāns Vainšteins (born March 3, 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. He covered the 269 km in 6h 15m 28s, the best of 158 starters.

In 2001 he came in 3rd in the Paris–Roubaix race, behind the winner Servais Knaven.



  • 42nd - World Championships time trial, Tunja, Colombia


  • 106th - Olympic Games road race, Atlanta, USA

1998 - Kross (Italy)

  • winner Grand Prix Industria e Artigianato, Larciano, Italy
  • winner GP Arhus, Denmark
  • 3rd - National Championships road race
  • 11th - World Championships road race, Valkenburg, the Netherlands

1999 - Vini Caldirola-Sidermec (Italy)

  • winner National Championships road race
  • winner Paris-Bruxelles, France/Belgium (classic)
  • winner of the 6th stage of the Giro d'Italia in Foggia, Italy
  • winner GP Kanton Aargau, Gippingen, Switzerland
  • winner of the 1st stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico in Sorrento, Italy
  • winner of the 6th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico in Alba Adriatica, Italy
  • winner GP Chiasso, Switzerland
Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
  • 2nd - Giro del Lago Maggiore, Brissago, Switzerland
  • 3rd - HEW Cyclassics, Hamburg, Germany (world cup)
  • 3rd - Coppa Bernocchi, Italy
  • 4th - Trofeo Melinda Val di Non, Italy
  • 5th - Gent-Wevelgem, Belgium (classic)
  • 16th - Amstel Gold Race, the Netherlands (world cup)
  • 18th - Omloop Het Volk, Belgium (classic)
  • 25th - Tour of Flanders, Belgium (world cup)
  • 25th - Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy (he won the first stage and led the race till after stage four; he was also third in stage 2 to Santa Maria, and also winner of stage 6)
  • 29th - World Championships road race, Verona, Italy
  • 33rd - Paris-Tours, France (world cup)
  • 35th - Tour de Romandie, Switzerland (he was 6th in 5th and final stage to Geneva)
  • 41st - Milano-San Remo, Italy (world cup)
  • dnf - Giro d'Italia (he did not start in stage 13: he was 5th in the first stage to Modica, 6th in the 4th stage to Terme Luigiane, winner of the 6th stage and second in the 7th stage to Lanciano)
2000 -
World Road Racing Champion - Plouay, France
Coppa Bernocchi
Stage 8, Tirreno–Adriatico
Stage and, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
3rd, Clásica de San Sebastián, +0:04 from winner Erik Dekker
3rd, Tour of Flanders, +0:04 from winner Andrei Tchmil
2001 - Domo-Farm Frites
Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
Stage 6, Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd, HEW Cyclassics, +0:00 from winner Erik Zabel
3rd, Milan – San Remo, +0:00 from winner Erik Zabel
3rd, UCI Road World Cup
3rd, Paris - Roubaix, +0:41 from winner Servais Knaven
132nd, 2001 Tour de France (GT), +3:24:56 from winner Lance Armstrong
2002 - Domo-Farm Frites
5th, Paris–Tours, +0:20 from winner Jakob Piil
2003 -
Stage 4, Giro Della Provincia Di Lucca
116th, 2003 Tour de France (GT), +3:23:43 from winner Lance Armstrong
2004 - Lampre-Caffita
7th, Milan – San Remo, s.t. as winner Erik Zabel
11th, Paris–Roubaix, +0:29 from winner Magnus Bäckstedt
5th, GP de Fourmies, +0:09 from winner Andrey Kashechkin
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