Gerdemann at the 2006 Deutschland Tour.
|Full name||Linus Gerdemann|
16 September 1982 |
|Current team||MTN Qhubeka|
Winfix Arnolds Sicherheit
|Tour de France, 1 stage
Tirreno–Adriatico, 1 stage
Tour de Suisse, 1 stage
Tour de l'Ain (2008)
Deutschland Tour (2008)
Tour de Luxembourg (2011)
|Infobox last updated on
11 May 2014
After failing to find a contract for 2013, Gerdemann joined MTN Qhubeka for the 2014 season. As of 2015 he will be riding for danish-luxembourgian professional continental team Cult Energy-Vital Water.
After riding on amateur teams Team Winfix and Team AKUD Arnolds Sicherheit, in 2005 he became a professional rider for Team CSC after a recommendation from Jens Voigt, signing on for a 2-year contract. In his first year as a pro, he won the 7th stage of the UCI ProTour race Tour de Suisse and had the leader's jersey in Four Days of Dunkirk.
On Saturday 14 July 2007 he secured his biggest victory to date, the seventh stage of the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Le Grand-Bornand. The stage win gave him the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification, as well as the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification. He was also awarded the combativity award for this stage.
In March 2008 he sustained injuries from a crash in the Tirreno–Adriatico and was unable to race in the 2008 Tour de France or the Beijing summer Olympics. He came back from his injuries to win the Deutschland Tour in August 2008.
Gerdemann also won the Tour of Luxembourg in 2011.
As of 2015 he will be riding for danish pro-continental Team Cult Energy-Vital Water on a two-year contract.
- 1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
- 1st Stage 4 Under-23 Tour of Berlin
- 1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
- 3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
- 6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 7th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 7th Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
- 8th Trofeo Calvia
- Tour de France
- 1st Overall Deutschland Tour
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 1st Stage 3a
- 1st Coppa Agostoni
- 3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
- 1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
- 1st Groben Preis der Stadt Dessau-Roblau
- 5th Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
- 7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 24th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Mallorca
- 1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico
- 16th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 1st Stage 2
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- Aubrey, Jane (7 December 2012). "Gerdemann still looking for a team for 2013". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Gerdemann to join Cult Energy in 2015". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Beijing 2008 – Gerdemann out of Beijing".
- Estupina Eric. "Palmares de Linus Gerdemann" (in French). Cyclingbase.com. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
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