Jussi Veikkanen

Jussi Veikkanen

Veikkanen at the 2014 Volta a Catalunya
Personal information
Full name Jussi Veikkanen
Born (1981-03-29) 29 March 1981
Riihimäki, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current team FDJ
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2003 Mälarenergi
2005–2010 Française des Jeux
2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012– FDJ–BigMat
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
5 January 2015

Jussi Veikkanen (born 29 March 1981) is a Finnish road racing cyclist, with the FDJ team.[1] Born in Riihimäki, Veikkanen started his career with team Mälarenergi and he became a professional cyclist in 2005 with Française des Jeux. He has won the Finnish national road race title seven times between 2003 and 2014.[2]

After a long breakaway on stage 2 of the 2009 Tour de France he donned the Polka Dot Jersey for king of the mountains. He kept the jersey until stage 6, when Stéphane Augé took it.

He signed with Omega Pharma–Lotto for the 2011 season,[3] but rejoined FDJ–BigMat for the 2012 season.[4]

Veikkanen announced ahead of the 2015 edition of the Tour de Vendée that the race would be his last as a professional, and that he would remain with FDJ as a member of staff after retiring from the road.[5]

Career achievements

Major results

1st National Road Race Championships
1st National Road Race Championships
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 2 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4, Route du Sud
1st Stage 6, Deutschland Tour[6]
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour Méditerranéen
1st National Road Race Championships
10th Overall Tour Down Under
1st National Road Race Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Pink jersey Giro 70 44 50 119 146 109
Yellow jersey Tour 106
red jersey Vuelta WD 135 WD WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. "Jussi Veikkanen". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/veikkanen-to-lotto
  4. "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  5. "News shorts: Zandio to retire at end of 2016, Veikkenan announces retirement". cyclingnews.com. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. Veikkanen sprints ahead www.cyclingnews.com 4 September 2008

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