Thomas Lövkvist

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Thomas Lövkvist Road cycling
Thomas Lövkvist at the Eneco Tour 2009
Thomas Lövkvist at the Eneco Tour 2009
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Full name Karl Thomas Henry Lövkvist
Nickname Gotland
Date of birth April 4th 1984
nation SwedenSweden Sweden
discipline Street
Driver type All-rounder
height 1.86 m
Racing weight 70 kg
End of career 2014
Team (s)
Française des Jeux
Team Columbia
Team Columbia - HTC
Sky Procycling
IAM Cycling
Most important successes

Overall ranking of the Tour Méditerranéen

Last updated: September 3, 2016
Lövkvist on the 2008 Tour of California
Lövkvist on the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2006 in Tarbes

Karl Thomas Henry Lövkvist , also Löfkvist , (born April 4, 1984 in Visby ) is a former Swedish cyclist .


Lövkvist started his international career in 2004 with the French team . Already this season he achieved a solo victory on the last stage of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe, which also secured the overall standings. In the same year he won a stage of the junior stage race Tour de l'Avenir , which he finished second overall. He was also the Swedish champion in the individual time trial .

In 2005 Lövkist took fourth and eighth place in the ProTour competitions Poland Tour and Züri-Metzgete . After these successes, Lövkist was already seen in some cases as the upcoming Tour de France winner. His talent, diligence in training and racing intelligence were praised.

He was unable to meet these expectations in the following years, but achieved further successes. In 2006 he became Swedish road racing champion and in 2007 he won a stage of the Critérium International . In 2009 he won the Italian one-day race Monte Paschi Eroica through an attack on the finish line in Siena . At the Giro d'Italia 2009 he conquered the overall leader's Maglia Rosa for one day on the third stage and led the junior competition for a long time before breaking in on the 16th stage and losing 25 minutes. At the Tour de France 2010 he achieved his best placement in a Grand Tour as 17th . After two years of less success, he won the Mediterranean Tour in 2013 .

Lövkvist competed at the Olympic Games twice - in 2004 and 2008 . In 2004 in Athens he could not finish the road race and finished 33rd in the individual time trial , four years later in Beijing he was 37th in the road race.

At the end of 2014 he ended his career as a cyclist after he had to take a long break because of "overtraining" and became the sporting director of the newly founded Swedish Continental Team Tre Berg-Bianchi .




  • MaillotSue.PNG Swedish champion - road race





Grand Tour placements

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia - - - - 25th - 21st - - -
Yellow jersey Tour de France 61 63 64 - - 17th - - - -
Red jersey Vuelta a España - - 54 - - DNF 52 - - -
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.


Individual evidence

  1. of April 9, 2004: Ullrich leaves early - Lovkvist triumphs
  2. of September 21, 2005: Thomas Lövkvist ( Memento of the original of September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. of May 13, 2009:
  4. from May 25, 2009: Lövkvist experiences a break-in, Seeldraeyers in the white jersey
  5. Due to overtraining - Löfkvist ended his career., August 28, 2014, accessed August 29, 2014 .
  6. from November 15, 2014: Lövkvist becomes team manager, Vuelta 2015 with a trip to Andorra

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