Bert Grabsch

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Bert Grabsch
Bert Grabsch 1 - Sachsentour (cropped).JPG
Grabsch at the 2008 Sachsen Tour
Personal information
Full name Bert Grabsch
Born (1975-06-19) 19 June 1975 (age 39)
Wittenberg, East-Germany
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Rider type Time-Trialist
Amateur team(s)
1997–1998 Agro-Adler Brandenburg
Professional team(s)
1999–2000 Team Cologne
2001–2006 Phonak
2007–2011 T-Mobile Team
2012–2013 Omega Pharma-Quick Step[1]
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
World Time-Trial Championships (2008)
National Time Trial Championships (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Sachsen-Tour (2008)

Bert Grabsch (born 19 June 1975 in Wittenberg) is a German former road bicycle racer, who raced as a professional between 1999 and 2013.[2] He is the younger brother of fellow road racing cyclist Ralf Grabsch, and is a former UCI time trial world champion, having won the title in Varese, Italy on 25 September 2008.

He competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the Individual Road Race, which he did not finish, and Individual Time Trial, where he finished thirteenth.[3] In the same events at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 95th in the road race and 8th in the time trial.[4][5]

Grabsch retired at the end of the 2013 season, after fifteen years as a professional.[2]

Palmares[edit]

1998
1st Stage 4 Regio-Tour
9th Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1999
1st Stage 5 Regio-Tour
6th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
9th Overall Deutschland Tour
2000
1st Hel van het Mergelland
3rd Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
3rd Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
4th Rund um den Henninger Turm
5th GP Rudy Dhaenens
7th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
10th Overall Peace Race
2001
2nd Rund um Köln
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
3rd Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
5th Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stage 2
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
7th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 5
7th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
2002
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Burgos
10th Rund um Köln
2004
6th LUK Challenge Chrono Bühl
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
7th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2005
1st Rund um die Hainleite
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
10th HEW Cyclassics
2007
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Vuelta a España
2nd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
3rd Sparkassen Giro Bochum
2008
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Sachsen-Tour
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Tour of Austria
2009
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2011
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2012
2nd National Time Trial Championships

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Competing in the 2012 London Olympics Time Trial
Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Giro
Tour 81 103 107 105 134
Vuelta

WD = withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Ben (19 September 2011). "Fabian Cancellara tips Tony Martin and Bert Grabsch for time trial gold". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 5 January 2012. Among his challengers, Cancellara himself has picked out two Germans as the main competition, according to Sporza; both of whom currently ride for HTC-Highroad, and both of whom will be transferring to Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Westemeyer, Susan (28 October 2013). "Grabsch retires after 15 year-career". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Olympic results
  4. ^ "London 2012 Men's Individual Road Race". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 Men's Individual Time Trial". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bert Grabsch at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fabian Cancellara
World Time Trial Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Fabian Cancellara