Jaan Kirsipuu came in 1992 as a trainee with the French team Chazal by Vincent Lavenu and in 1993 pro. From 1993 to 2004 Kirsipuu was under contract with the team, which was renamed Petit Casino in 1996 , Casino-ag2r Prévoyance in 1997 and ag2r Prévoyance in 2000 . From 2005 to 2006 he drove for the French team Crédit Agricole . Kirsipuu was considered a sprinter .
In the Tour de France , Kirsipuu won one stage each in 1999 , 2001 , 2002 and 2004 . He also wore the yellow jersey for six days at the 1999 Tour de France . He was the first Estonian to wear the yellow jersey. For a few days he also wore the green jersey . With twelve tour participations, however, Kirsipuu never reached the destination in Paris.
Kirsipuu achieved his victories mainly in smaller races in France. In 1998 he won a stage in the Vuelta a España . In 1999 and 2003 he won the Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route . Between 1987 and 2009 he achieved 26 Estonian championship titles, six of them in road races and nine in the individual time trial. In 1996, 2000 and 2004 he took part in the Summer Olympics in road racing.
At the end of the 2006 season, Kirsipuu temporarily ended his career with the classic Paris-Tours . Up to this point in time he had achieved over 130 professional victories in his career. Even after the temporary end of his professional career, Kirsipuu continued to compete in national races in Estonia. In 2009 Kirsipuu made his comeback in international cycling. In the same year he got seven more victories on four different continents. From 2010 to 2012 Kirsipuu started for the Team Champion System . At the end of the 2012 season he ended his career as a professional cyclist again.
Successes - road
Successes - mountain bike
- a stage and category Masters 2 Crocodile Trophy
- 1992-1995 Chazal
- 1996 Petit Casino
- 1997–1999 Casino-ag2r Prévoyance
- 2000–2004 ag2r Prévoyance
- 2005-2006 Crédit Agricole
- 2007–2008 CFC / Ruutmeeter
- 2009 Geofco-Jartazi (until May 31)
- 2009 LeTua Cycling Team (from June 1st)
- 2010 CKT TMIT Champion System
- 2011 Champion System
- 2012 Champion System Pro Cycling Team
- Jaan Kirsipuu in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Jaan Kirsipuu in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Jaan Kirsipuu in the rad-net.de database
- Jaan Kirsipuu in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- Kirsipuu, Jaan. Eesti spordi biograafiline leksikon, November 14, 2014, accessed on August 23, 2015 (Estonian).
- AG2R-La Mondiale. (No longer available online.) Amaury Sport Organization , 2015, archived from the original on September 5, 2015 ; accessed on August 23, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Samuel Abt: Cycling: Noisy adieu for a quiet veteran - Sports - International Herald Tribune. The New York Times , October 9, 2006, accessed August 23, 2015 .
- Kirsipuu: After Paris Tours it's over. Radsport-News.com, October 5, 2006, accessed August 23, 2015 .
- Jaan Martinson: Jaan Kirsipuu lahkus Astanast, treenib noori ja loob profiklubi. Postimees , November 14, 2014, accessed August 23, 2015 (Estonian).
- News - Estonians dominated the Tour of Estonia 2017. In: tourofestonia.ee. May 25, 2019, accessed July 3, 2019 .
- Overall Results Crocodile Trophy 2010. World Wide Sport Agency, archived from the original on January 2, 2011 ; accessed on August 23, 2015 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Estonian cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17th July 1969|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tartu|