Gustav Larsson

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Gustav Larsson
2011 UCI Road World Championship - Gustav Larsson.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gustav Erik Larsson
Born (1980-09-20) 20 September 1980 (age 34)
Gemla, Sweden
Team information
Current team IAM Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2001–2002
2003–2005
2006
2007
2008–2011
2012
2013–
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2006–2007, 2010–2013)
Infobox last updated on
25 May 2014

Gustav Erik Larsson (born 20 September 1980 in Gemla) is a Swedish professional road racing cyclist for UCI Professional Continental team IAM Cycling.[1] He previously rode for Vacansoleil-DCM in 2012.[2] He is a very skilled time trialist; he has won his national title six times, and has taken silver medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the 2009 World Championships in Mendrisio.

Professional career[edit]

On the international scene he represented Team Saxo Bank, and in Sweden he represented Skoghalls CK-Hammarö. Larsson began cycling when he was 14 years and, having shown great talent and dedication, turned pro just 7 years later. Team Fassa Bortolo was his first employer, and when the team shut down in 2005 he moved on to Team Française des Jeux. He rode for one year for Française des Jeux before moving again to the Swedish-Belgian team Unibet.com, which had gained a wild card to the UCI ProTour in 2006. But just as the 2007 season started the team ran into trouble with the Amaury Sport Organisation who made it clear that Unibet.com would not be invited to Paris–Nice or the Tour de France. Other major race organizers followed suit, which resulted in Unibet.com not getting any major invitations. The team shut down shortly thereafter. Team CSC showed interest in Larsson, and he rode for them in 2008. After the 2008 season, it was reported that Larsson had signed with Caisse d'Epargne for 2009, but he continued with Team Saxo Bank. He remained with the team until the end of 2011, when he moved to Vacansoleil-DCM.[2] Larsson left Vacansoleil-DCM at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new Swiss-based team IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[3] Larsson signed for the Cult Energy-Vital Water team for the 2015 season.[4]

In June 2007 Larsson won the Swedish time trial championship. The victory came a day after his girlfriend collided with a car and sustained severe damage to the head. He also won the Swedish time trial championship in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Personal life[edit]

He resides in Besano, Italy with his wife Veronica Andrèasson who is a Swedish road racing cyclist as well.

Palmares[edit]

2002
1st Overall Tour de Slovaquie
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 1 Ringerike GP stage
1st Stage 4 Brandenburg Rundfahrt
2006
MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2007
MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2008
1st Time Trial, Tour of Denmark
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Olympic Games, Olympic Time Trial
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World Time Trial Championships
2010
MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 21 ITT, Giro d'Italia
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 2 ITT
1st Stage 1 ITT, Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2011
MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2012
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 1 ITT, Paris–Nice
2013
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Chrono des Nations
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
8th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th, UCI World Time Trial Championships
2014
4th Overall Tour of Norway

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 66 14 59 35
Yellow jersey Tour 105 50 WD
red jersey Vuelta 20

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Vacansoleil snap up Larsson". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). 10 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Stuart (24 November 2014). "Cult Energy Pro Cycling fire manager after just two months in charge". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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