Lars Michaelsen

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Lars Michaelsen
Personal information
Full name Lars Michaelsen
Born (1969-03-13) 13 March 1969 (age 45)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999–2000
2001–2002
2003–2007
Catavana Corbeil
Festina
TVM
Française des Jeux
Team Coast
Team CSC
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Gent–Wevelgem (1995)
Tour of Qatar, (2005)
Infobox last updated on
27 July 2007

Lars Michaelsen (born 13 March 1969 in Copenhagen) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for Team CSC. He got his break through in his second year as a professional, when he won the 1995 edition of Gent–Wevelgem. In the 1997 Vuelta a España he won stage 1 and wore the leader's jersey for three days (stage 2, 3 and 5). In 2002 he equalled the best ever Danish result in Paris–Roubaix when he finished fifth, a result he would duplicate in 2005. In the 2006 Paris–Roubaix he was once again in the group of favourites, but he helped team mate Fabian Cancellara win the race and finished 19th himself. In his last race, the 2007 Paris–Roubaix, he finished 11th after a strong race, where only a mechanical failure prevented him from following the favorites. Again a team mate, Stuart O'Grady, won the race.

Wins[edit]

1994
Paris–Bourges
Grand Prix Denain
1995
Gent–Wevelgem
1997
Stage 1, Vuelta a España
Stage 1, Vuelta a Burgos
1999
Stage 1 and Stage 5, Trans Canada
116th, 1999 Tour de France
2000
Stage 2, Danmark Rundt
Grand Prix Van Steenbergen
2003
Stage 2, Four Days of Dunkirk
Stage 2, Hessen Rundfahrt
2005
Stage 3 and Overall, Tour of Qatar
2006
Stage 1, Tour de Georgia

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