Ramūnas Navardauskas

Ramūnas Navardauskas

Navardauskas at 2014 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full name Ramūnas Navardauskas
Nickname Honey Badger[1][2]
Born (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988
Šilalė, Lithuania, Soviet Union
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Cannondale–Drapac
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2007 Klaipeda-Splendid
2008 Ulan
2009 Team Piemonte
2010 Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Professional team(s)
2011– Garmin–Cervélo
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2014)
1 TTT stage (2011)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2013)
1 TTT stage (2012)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
(2007, 2011, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships
(2012, 2014, 2015)
Infobox last updated on
27 September 2015

Ramūnas Navardauskas (born 30 January 1988) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale–Drapac.[3][4]


After four years in the amateur ranks, Navardauskas turned professional with Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.[4]

During the 2012 Giro d'Italia, Navardauskas finished sixth in the opening individual time trial; twenty-two seconds shy of American Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team).[1][5] In stage four's team time trial, Garmin–Barracuda were victorious, and Navardauskas took the race lead. He became the first Lithuanian to wear the pink jersey.[1][6] However, Navardauskas lost the jersey to Italian Adriano Malori (Lampre–ISD) on stage six. In April 2015, Navardauskas won the Circuit de la Sarthe by a single second over Manuele Boaro, winning the race for the second consecutive year.[7]

Born in Šilalė, Lithuania, Navardauskas currently resides in Oliva, Valencia, Spain.[4]

Career achievements

Major results


1st National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Olympia's Tour
4th Tallinn–Tartu GP
3rd National Time Trial Championships
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd National Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
4th Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
7th Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour de France
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
7th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
3rd National Road Race Championships
8th UCI World Road Race Championships
8th Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Youth classification
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
8th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 11 Giro d'Italia
3rd National Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 19 Tour de France
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
4th Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Points classification
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4th National Road Race Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd UCI World Road Race Championships
3rd GP Ouest-France
4th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st National Road Race Championships
4th Trofeo Felanitx-Ses Salines-Campos-Porreres
6th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
8th Trofeo Playa de Palma

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 137 87 122
Yellow jersey Tour 157 120 141 143 134
golden jersey Vuelta


  1. 1 2 3 Alasdair Fotheringham (9 May 2012). "Ramunas "Honey Badger" Navardauskas gobbles up the Giro lead". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. O Brien, Colin (25 May 2016). "Ramūnas Navardauskas: Big in the Baltics". Rouleur. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Ramūnas Navardauskas". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  5. Gregor Brown (10 May 2012). "Unassuming Navardauskas proves himself with Giro's pink jersey". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  6. "Giro d'Italia 2012: Ramunas Navardauskas takes leader's pink jersey". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  7. Jean-François Quénet (10 April 2015). "Navardauskas wins Circuit Sarthe overall". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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Preceded by
Jevgenij Shuklin
Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
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