Team information
UCI code RBD
Registered Latvia
Founded 2004 (2004)
Discipline Road / Mountain Bike
Status UCI Continental team
Key personnel
General manager Linards Veide
Team manager(s) Toms Flaksis
Team name history
Rietumu Banka-Riga


Rietumu–Delfin (UCI Team Code: RBD) is a Latvian cycling team established in 2002 in order to develop Latvian cyclists to an international level. Its main sponsor is Rietumu Banka. During next year`s former professional riders Jaan Kirsipuu and Arvis Piziks worked as sports directors.[1] It was a UCI Continenta team until the end of 2008 season, when team shifted main focus on XC MTB racing.[2] In 2012 the team is once again registered at UCI level. The most famous riders of the team are Aleksejs Saramotins, now riding for IAM Cycling; Vasil Kiryienka, winner of the individual time trial at the road world championships in Richmond, Virginia, United States;[3] Toms Skujiņš, team Cannondale-Garmin,[4] winner of UCI America Tour individual ranking 2015.[5]

Major results

1st Stages 1a & 2 The Paths of King Nikola, Normunds Lasis
1st Prologue Tour of Hellas, Normunds Lasis
1st Stage 3 Tour of Hellas, Gusts Eisaks
1st  Latvia Road Race Championships, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Overall Giro della Toscana, Sergey Firsanov
1st Mayor Cup, Normunds Lasis
1st  Latvia Road Race Championships, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st  Belarus Time Trial Championships, Vasil Kiryienka
1st Stage 6 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Vasil Kiryienka
1st Stage 5a Tour of Bulgaria, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 1 Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux, Normunds Lasis
1st Memorial Oleg Dyachenko, Sergey Firsanov
1st  Latvia Road Race Championships, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Puchar Ministra Obrony Narodowej, Tarmo Raudsepp
1st Stage 4 Tour de Croatie, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Stage 4 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour, Alexander Mironov
1st Stage 1a Five Rings of Moscow, Mart Ojavee
1st Tallinn-Tartu GP, Mart Ojavee
1st Tartu GP, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Stage 2 Ringerike GP, Sergey Firsanov
1st Scandinavian Open Road Race, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Stage 3 Tour de Slovaquie, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Stage 4a Tour de Slovaquie, Sergey Firsanov
1st Lombardia Tour, Aleksejs Saramotins
1st Overall Way to Pekin, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 1, Alexander Mironov
1st Stages 2, 3 & 7, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 4, Mart Ojavee
1st Stage 5, Justas Volungevicius
1st Scandinavian Race, Andzs Flaksis
1st GP Oued Eddahab, Andris Smirnovs
1st Stage 2 Tour de Blida, Toms Skujiņš
1st  Latvia U23 Road Race Championships, Toms Skujiņš
1st Prologue Tour de Guadeloupe, Team time trial
1st Stage 6 Baltic Chain Tour, Andris Smirnovs
1st  Latvia U23 Road Race Championships, Krists Neilands
1st  Latvia Road Race Championships, Andris Vosekalns
1st  Latvia National Championships Latvia U23 - ITT, Krists Neilands
1st Tour of China I Stage 1, Armands Bēcis
1st Tour de Borneo Stage 3, Krists Neilands
1st Tour de Borneo Stage 5, Peeter Pruus
1st Tour de Borneo General Classification, Peeter Pruus

Team roster

As of 1 July 2015

Rider Date of birth
 Uldis Alitis (LAT) (1983-07-25) 25 July 1983
 Armands Bēcis (LAT) (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991
 Arturs Belevics (LAT) (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996
 Valter Cakss (LAT) (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993
 Deins Kanepejs (LAT) (1995-10-05) 5 October 1995
 Emils Liepins (LAT) (1992-10-29) 29 October 1992
 Krists Neilands (LAT) (1994-08-18) 18 August 1994
Rider Date of birth
 Lars Pria (ROM) (1983-01-31) 31 January 1983
 Peeter Pruus (EST) (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989
 Reijo Puhm (EST) (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990
 Aleksandrs Rublevskis (LAT) (1996-10-19) 19 October 1996
 Andris Smirnovs (LAT) (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990
 Dimitrijs Sorokins (LAT) (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982
 Andris Vosekalns (LAT) (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992


  1. ""Rietumu Banka-Rīga" apņēmīga". Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  2. "Riteņbraukšanas komanda "Rietumu Banka-Rīga" gatavojas sezonai". apollo.tvnet.lv. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  3. "Kiryienka wins time-trial gold at World Championships". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  4. "Cannondale signs promising youngster Toms Skujins - VeloNews.com". VeloNews.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  5. "Road - Ranking". www.uci.ch. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
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