Tadej Valjavec

Tadej Valjavec ( born April 13, 1977 in Kranj ) is a Slovenian cyclist.


Valjavec won the 1999 U23 edition of the Giro d' Italia, the Baby Giro. He then got a contract with the Italian cycling team Fassa Bortolo. In his first year he was third in the Midi Libre. Three years later he was Slovenian road champion before he moved to the Swiss team Phonak Cycling. There he took part in the 2005 ProTour and was in the Tour of Germany sixth overall.

Since 2006, he went with the Italian team Lampre- Fondital. His previous best finish at the Giro d' Italia in 2004 was the ninth place. In addition, in 2005 he was second on a stage. He took first time in 2006 at the Tour de France and arrived the 17th Place. After a weak season in 2007 with an unsuccessful Tour de France, he moved to AG2R.

Beginning of May 2010 Valjavec was suspended because of conspicuous blood values ​​from the International Cycling Union Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI ) and initiated disciplinary proceedings against him. In October 2010, he was acquitted of doping allegations for lack of evidence.

On 22 April 2011, announced that he was retrospectively banned from 20 January 2011 of CAS for two years. He also had a street in the amount of 52,000 euro pay and his results between April 19 and 30, 2009 have been deleted.

End of the 2013 season, he finished his career as a professional cyclist.



  • Appreciation Baby Giro


  • Slovenian Champion - Road Race


  • Slovenian Champion - Road Race


  • 2000-2003 Fassa Bortolo
  • 2004-2005 Phonak Hearing Systems
  • 2006-2007 Lampre- Fondital
  • 2008-2010 AG2R
  • 2011 Manisaspor Cycling Team ( until 22:04. )
  • 2013 Sava