Gabriel Rasch

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Gabriel Rasch
Gabriel Rasch, Mendrisio 2009 - Men Elite.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ole Gabriel Rasch
Nickname Gabba[1]
Born (1976-04-08) 8 April 1976 (age 38)
Hole, Norway
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider (retired)
Director Sportif
Rider type Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2002
2003
2003
2005
2006–2007
Team Krone
Ringerike
Team Fakta (stagiaire)
Sparebanken Vest-Ridley
Team Maxbo Bianchi
Professional team(s)
2008
2009–2010
2011
2012
2013–2014
Crédit Agricole
Cervélo TestTeam
Garmin-Cervélo
FDJ-BigMat
Team Sky
Managerial team(s)
2014– Team Sky
Infobox last updated on
14 April 2014

Ole Gabriel Rasch (born 8 April 1976 in Hole, Norway) is a Norwegian former road bicycle racer, who currently works as a directeur sportif for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.[2]

Career[edit]

For his first three professional contracts, Rasch was a teammate of countryman Thor Hushovd, and he has credited Hushovd with helping him break into the professional ranks.[3]

Rasch left FDJ-BigMat at the end of the 2012 season, and was scheduled to join the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[4] However, it was later announced that Rasch was joining Team Sky instead.[5] It was announced in October 2013, that Rasch would retire from cycling during the 2014 season, to become a directeur sportif with Team Sky.[6] Rasch completed his professional career with a 117th place finish in Paris–Roubaix.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Rasch currently resides in a French suburb of Monaco.[7]

Palmares[edit]

2000
7th Overall Tour de l'Ain
8th Overall Tour de Slovaquie
2001
2nd National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Ringerike GP
2002
2nd Overall Ringerike GP
2003
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Road Race Championships
6th Mi-Août 3
2004
3rd Overall Ringerike GP
2005
5th Overall Tour de Slovaquie
7th Overall Rás Tailteann
7th Overall Ringerike GP
2006
1st Overall Ringerike GP
1st GP Möbel Alvisse
2nd Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
2nd Druivenkoers
3rd Overall Tour de la Somme
4th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
6th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
7th Colliers Classic
8th Overall Roserittet
9th GP Herning
2007
1st Overall Gjøvik GP
1st Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Ringerike GP
4th Overall Paris–Corrèze
6th Sparkassen Giro Bochum
8th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
9th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
2008
5th Tro-Bro Léon
6th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2011
1st Overall Ringerike GP
7th Overall Tour of Qatar
10th Overall Tour de Picardie

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro WD 151
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 86 101 118

WD = withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legan, Nick (2 September 2011). "Three new pieces from Castelli". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Top 10 for Thomas and Wiggins". Team Sky (BSkyB). 13 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. "After working hard early on alongside Christian Knees (65th) and Salvatore Puccio (112th), Gabriel Rasch (117th) completed what was the final race of his career before moving on to become a Sports Director with the team." 
  3. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rasch-thanks-hushovd-for-pro-contracts
  4. ^ Mignot, Alexandre (9 August 2012). "Tschopp et Rasch signent chez IAM Cycling" [Tschopp and Rasch sign with IAM Cycling]. Cyclism'Actu (in French) (Swar-Agency). Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Team Sky snap up Norwegian rider Gabriel Rasch as first signing of 2013". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). 21 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Wynn, Nigel (31 October 2013). "Gabriel Rasch to switch to sports director role at Sky after 2014 classics". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Hushovd flytter til Monaco

External links[edit]

Media related to Gabriel Rasch at Wikimedia Commons