Alex Rasmussen

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Alex Rasmussen
Rasmussen 4JDD 2010 1.JPG
Rasmussen at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Alex Nicki Rasmussen
Born (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 30)
Odense, Southern Denmark, Denmark
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Team information
Current team Riwal Cycling Team
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
2007
2008
Odense Energi
Designa Køkken
Professional team(s)
2009–2010
2011
2012
2013
2014–
Team Saxo Bank
HTC-Highroad
Garmin-Barracuda
Garmin-Sharp[1]
Riwal Cycling Team
Infobox last updated on
3 May 2014

Alex Nicki Rasmussen (born 9 June 1984) is a Danish professional racing cyclist. Rasmussen is a track cycling specialist, and was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, Rasmussen won the Danish Madison Championships six times in a row, and as such, are nicknamed the 'Par nummer syv' (Pair number seven). Rasmussen has also found success on the road, winning the 2007 Danish National Road Race Championships. Rasmussen previously competed for UCI ProTeams Team Saxo Bank (2009–2010), HTC-Highroad (2011), and Garmin-Barracuda (2012). On 19 March 2013, Garmin-Sharp re-signed Rasmussen for the remainder of the 2013 season.[1][2] Rasmussen left Garmin-Sharp following the 2013 season,[3] and subsequently announced plans to re-enter track cycling.[4] Rasmussen joined Riwal Cycling Team for the 2014 season.[5]

On 15 September 2011, his contract with HTC-Highroad was terminated for missing a doping control, at which time the team was made aware of two previous controls he had missed before he joined them. Rasmussen was also removed from the Danish UCI Championships team, and faced criminal prosecution.[6] However, on 17 November, Rasmussen was cleared of the charges due to a procedural error on the part of the UCI.[7] His previously signed contract with Garmin-Barracuda for the 2012 season, nullified upon news of the whereabouts violations, was again honored.[8] The UCI appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in December 2011, with the original decision being overturned on 4 July 2012. As a result, Rasmussen was given a backdated 18-month ban, meaning that he would be suspended until April 2013. His contract with the renamed Garmin-Sharp squad was also terminated.[9][10]


Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[11][12]

2007
1st, National Road Race Championships
2nd, Colliers Classic
3rd, UCI World Team Pursuit Championships
5th, Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
2008
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st, Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st, Stages 1, 3 & 9
1st, Six Days of Grenoble
2nd, Duo Normand
2nd, Olympic Team Pursuit
3rd, Rogaland GP
6th, Olympic Madison
2009
1st, Six Days of Ghent
2nd, National Time Trial Championships
4th, Giro del Capo
4th, Profronde van Fryslan
2010
Track World Championships
1st, Scratch
4th, Madison
Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Stages 1 & 3
1st, Stage 4, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, GP Herning
3rd, Six Days of Ghent
2011
1st, Stage 1 (TTT), Giro d'Italia
1st, Philadelphia International Championship
4th, National Time Trial Championships
2012
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Giro d'Italia
2nd, Grand Prix de Denain
2013
1st, Stage 1, Bayern-Rundfahrt
4th, National Time Trial Championships
7th, National Road Race Championships
2014
2nd, Skive-Løbet

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 153 150
Yellow jersey Tour
golden jersey Vuelta 134

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rasmussen re-signs with Garmin-Sharp". Cycling Central (Special Broadcasting Service). 19 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Jesper Ralbjerg (19 March 2013). "Rasmussen returns to Garmin-Sharp". CyclingQuotes (JJnet.dk A/S). Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "No new contract for Alex Rasmussen at Garmin-Sharp". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 26 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rasmussen to the track". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Nielsen, Søren K. (5 November 2013). "Alex Rasmussen cykler for Riwal" [Alex Rasmussen cycles for Riwal]. DR (in Danish) (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Alex Rasmussen fired for missing doping controls". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Alex Rasmussen cleared of missed tests". Associated Press (ESPN). 17 November 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Team Garmin-Cervélo unveils 2012 men’s Pro Team roster". Garmin-Cervélo (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). 18 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Stokes, Shane (4 July 2012). "Garmin-Sharp releases Alex Rasmussen following CAS whereabouts suspension". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Benson, Daniel; Cossins, Peter (4 July 2012). "Rasmussen fired from Garmin-Sharp". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Alex Rasmussen at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Alex Rasmussen at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

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