Marcus Burghardt

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Marcus Burghardt
Tour de Romandie 2013 - Stage 5 - Podium - Marcus Burghardt 1 (cropped).jpg
Burghardt at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Marcus Burghardt
Born (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 31)
Zschopau, Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Professional team(s)
2005–2009
2010–
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 Stage
Tour de Suisse, 2 Stages
Gent–Wevelgem (2007)
Infobox last updated on
1 January 2014

Marcus Burghardt (born 30 June 1983 in Zschopau, Saxony) is a German professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team.[1]

Burghardt turned professional in 2005, having already raced as an amateur in the U-23 Wiesenhof team, with which he had already tasted success in the shape of the overall win at the Bundesliga Gerlingen in 2004. Burghardt won the UCI ProTour race Gent–Wevelgem in 2007, ahead of teammate Roger Hammond. He has also performed well in some races such as the Dwars door Vlaanderen and some stages of the Vuelta a España.

Burghardt gained a bit of notoriety on Stage 9 of the 2007 Tour de France when he hit a dog while on the course. He was also successful in winning Stage 18 of the 2008 Tour de France into Saint Etienne, beating break-away compatriot Carlos Barredo.

Burghardt signed with BMC Racing Team for the 2010 season.[2]

Palmares[edit]

2005
4th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2007
1st Gent–Wevelgem
3-Länder-Tour
1st Stages 3 & 5
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2008
1st Stage 18, Tour de France
Most Combative Rider Jersey red number.svg for Stage 18
2009
4th Overall Sachsen Tour
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Tour of Flanders
7th Gent–Wevelgem
10th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2010
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Points classification Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 5 & 7
5th Overall Tour of Qatar
2011
9th Overall Tour of Qatar
2013
1st Jersey pink.svg Mountains classification Tour de Romandie

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro - - - - - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - 127 120 - 161 164 58 98
red jersey Vuelta 76 - - - - - - - -

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ VeloNews.com (2009-09-01). "Hincapie confirms to BMC with Ballan, Kroon, Burghardt". VeloNews. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Marcus Burghardt at Wikimedia Commons