Linus Gerdemann

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Linus Gerdemann
Linus Gerdemann 2006.jpg
Gerdemann at the 2006 Deutschland Tour.
Personal information
Full name Linus Gerdemann
Born (1982-09-16) 16 September 1982 (age 32)
Münster, Germany
Team information
Current team MTN Qhubeka
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2003
2004
Winfix–Techem
Winfix Arnolds Sicherheit
Professional team(s)
2005
2006–2008
2009–2010
2011–2012
2014–
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Tirreno–Adriatico, 1 stage
Tour de Suisse, 1 stage
Tour de l'Ain (2008)
Deutschland Tour (2008)
Bayern-Rundfahrt (2009)
Tour de Luxembourg (2011)
Infobox last updated on
11 May 2014

Linus Gerdemann (born 16 September 1982) is a German professional road bicycle racer, who rides for the MTN Qhubeka team.[1]

After failing to find a contract for 2013,[2] Gerdemann joined MTN Qhubeka for the 2014 season.[1] As of 2015 he will be riding for danish-luxembourgian professional continental team Cult Energy-Vital Water.[3]

Career[edit]

Gerdemann at the 2005 HEW Cyclassics

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.

In late 2005 he agreed to a contract with rival UCI ProTour T-Mobile Team, starting from 2006. This got Team CSC owner Bjarne Riis to release Gerdemann from his contract at the end of 2005.

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.[4] 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.

Palmares[edit]

[5]

2004
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4 Under-23 Tour of Berlin
2005
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
2006
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Tour de Suisse
7th Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
8th Trofeo Calvia
2007
Tour de France
1st Stage 7
Held Maillot Jaune Jersey yellow.svg From Stage 7–8
2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 3a
1st Coppa Agostoni
3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Groben Preis der Stadt Dessau-Roblau
5th Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
24th Overall Tour de France
2010
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Mallorca
1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico
16th Overall Giro d'Italia
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2
2012
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
8th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2014
Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ciolek's past team-mate Linus Gerdemann to join compatriot on MTN Qhubeka in 2014". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Aubrey, Jane (7 December 2012). "Gerdemann still looking for a team for 2013". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gerdemann to join Cult Energy in 2015". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Gerdemann out of Beijing". 
  5. ^ Estupina Eric. "Palmares de Linus Gerdemann" (in French). Cyclingbase.com. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 

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