Andrew Talansky

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Andrew Talansky
TDR2011 - 5th stage - Youth Classification winner (cropped).jpg
Talansky at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Andrew Talansky
Nickname Pit Bull
Born (1988-11-23) November 23, 1988 (age 26)
New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
Current team Cannondale-Garmin
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2010 Garmin-Transitions
Professional team(s)
2008 Toshiba-Santo-Herbalife
2009 Amore & Vita-McDonald's
2010 California Giant
2011– Garmin-Cervélo
Major wins

Stage races

Tour de l'Ain (2012)
Critérium du Dauphiné (2014)
Infobox last updated on
March 2, 2015

Andrew Talansky (born November 23, 1988) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale-Garmin.[1][2] Born in New York City, New York, United States,[3] Talansky currently resides in Napa, California, United States.[2]


Talansky competed in cross-country running at high school in Florida before taking up competitive cycling at age 17. After success in local amateur races, he moved to Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, winning the collegiate national championship race in his freshman year. He left college after one year to join the Amore & Vita team in Italy in 2009, but found the conditions unsatisfactory and returned to the US that spring.[4] He raced in the US in 2009 without team support. After a strong ride at the Tour of the Gila race, he joined Garmin for the 2010 season, moving up to the professional team for 2011, where he made the top ten at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.

In 2012, Talansky scored his first professional victory in Europe at the Tour de l'Ain, and was named Garmin's lead rider for the 2012 Vuelta a España,[5] finishing seventh on the general classification. In 2013, he came second in Paris-Nice, having led the race for two days, and was selected for the Tour de France for the first time, again making the top ten overall.

He won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, joining a high quality breakaway group on the final stage to overcome a 39 second deficit to overnight race leader Alberto Contador.[6]

He retired from the 2014 Tour de France after a very uncomfortable day on his bike, due to multiple crashes. The broom wagon was following him at the end of the stage.[7]



1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Collegiate Road Race Championships
9th, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2nd, Overall, Tour de l'Avenir
6th, Overall, Tour of the Gila
10th, Overall, Giro della Valle d'Aosta
4th, Overall, Tour Méditerranéen
9th, Overall, Tour de Romandie
1st, White jersey Young rider classification
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour de l'Ain
1st, Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st, Stage 4
2nd, Overall, Tour de Romandie
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th, Overall, Vuelta a España
8th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
8th, National Time Trial Championships
2nd, Overall, Paris–Nice
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st, Stage 3
6th, Overall, Critérium International
10th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
7th, Overall, Volta a Catalunya

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 10 WD
golden jersey Vuelta 79 7 51
DSQ Disqualified
IP In progress
WD Withdrew

Other major stage races[edit]

Race 2011 2012 2013 2014
Paris–Nice 61  – 2  –
Tirreno–Adriatico  – 120  – 17
Volta a Catalunya  –  –  – 7
Tour of the Basque Country 98  – 29  –
Tour de Romandie 9 2 16 11
Critérium du Dauphiné  – DNF 28 1
Tour de Suisse DNS  –  –  –


  1. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Andrew Talansky at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hood, Andrew. "A conversation with Andrew Talansky: Part I, from Miami to Europe -". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 9 January 2015. I was born in New York, but I moved to Florida when I was two. I graduated from high school in Miami. That’s when I started to ride. 
  4. ^ "Top American in Tour de France Is a Rookie: Andrew Talansky, 24, Took a Different Path to the Big Race". WSJ. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Garmin Sees Its Future in Rising American Star Andrew Talansky". Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chris Froome 12th at Dauphine as Andrew Talansky wins". BBC. 
  7. ^ "Tour de Farce: Talansky bravery, Gallopin glory, Sagan anger". Eurosports (Yahoo). 16 July 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Andrew Talansky at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Andrew Talansky at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 

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