Leopold König

“As a bike rider I see my biggest strength in endurance and resilience in tough mountain stages as well as my ability to suffer.”

2013 turned out to be an extremely successful year for Leopold König. After coming fourth on stage two, he went on to win stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana in his first Grand Tour and thus gave the team its biggest success to date. He finished the Vuelta a Espana on ninth place overall among the world's best climbers. Earlier in the season he won the Czech Cycling Tour and the queen stage at the Tour of California. Long, difficult climbs suit him best and he will surely be able to show more of his talent in the upcoming season.

Moravska Trebova, CZE
Date of Birth
1.78 m
62 kg
Climber, GC
UCI Rank
UCI Rank Team
UCI Points
UCI Points Team
Previous Teams
2006 - 2010 PSK-Whirlpool
2011 - 2012 Team NetApp
2013 - 2014 Team NetApp - Endura


2nd stage 1 Giro del Trentino, TTT


9th Vuelta a Espana, GC
8th Stage 19 Vuelta a Espana
10th Stage 14 Vuelta a Espana
1st Stage 8 Vuelta a Espana
4th Stage 2 Vuelta a Espana
7th Stage 1 Vuelta a Espana, TTT
3rd Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
1st Czech Cycling Tour, GC/Points
3rd Stage 4 Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 3 Czech Cycling Tour
10th Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 7 Amgen Tour of California
8th Stage 6 Amgen Tour of California, ITT
4th Stage 1 Giro de Trentino, TTT
6th Settimana Coppi e Bartali, GC
5th Stage 3 Settimana Coppi e Bartali
8th Stage 2 Settimana Coppi e Bartali

5th stage 7 Tour of Britain
1st stage 6 Tour of Britain
8th stage 5 Tour of Britain
3rd Tour of Utah overall
3rd stage 6 Tour of Utah
2nd stage 5 Tour of Utah (queen stage)
5th stage 1 Tour of Utah
2nd stage 4 Österreich Rundfahrt
6th GP du canton d´Argovie
1st TTT Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

5th Tour of Britain 
3rd stage 6 Tour of Britain 
3rd Tour de l'Ain 
2nd and best U25 rider Österreich-Rundfahrt
3rd stage 2 Österreich-Rundfahrt
2nd Czech Republic Championships Road 

3rd Praha-Karlovy Vary-Praha
1st Oberösterreichrundfahrt 
1st stage 3 Tour of Bulgaria