Martin Elmiger

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Martin Elmiger
Martin Elmiger 4JDD 2013 (Cropping).jpg
Elmiger at the 2013 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Martin Elmiger
Born (1978-09-23) 23 September 1978 (age 36)
Hagendorn, Switzerland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team IAM Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001 Post Swiss Team
2002–2006 Phonak
2007–2012 AG2R Prévoyance
2013– IAM Cycling
Major wins

Stage races

Tour Down Under (2007)
Four Days of Dunkirk (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2001, 2005, 2010, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
30 June 2014

Martin Elmiger (born 23 September 1978 in Hagendorn) is a Swiss professional road racing cyclist for UCI Professional Continental Team IAM Cycling.[1] He turned pro in 2001 with the Swiss Post Office team. Elmiger was a member of Phonak from 2002 to 2006, and AG2R Prévoyance from 2007 to 2012. He was seen animating a stage of the 2003 Tour de Romandie finishing second in stage number 2.

Career[edit]

Arguably one of the best moments in his career was leading the Tour Down Under in 2007 for 2 stages and then winning it by a mere 3 seconds over Australian Karl Menzies. He started the 2007 UCI ProTour strongly with a 19th place in Prijs Vlaanderen, 17th in Gent–Wevelgem and 24th in Paris–Roubaix after crashing. On stage 2 of The 2007 Tour de Romandie Elmiger finished 5th behind stage winner Robbie McEwen in the wake of a massive pileup involving several riders at high speed. Elmiger started the 2007 Tour de Suisse strongly with a 7th place in the prologue, finishing 10.82 seconds behind Fabian Cancellara and in front of riders like Andreas Klöden and Michael Rogers.

On the fifteenth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, Elmiger broke away with Jack Bauer for 222 km, only to be caught by the charging peloton a few meters from the line.[2]

Elmiger left Ag2r-La Mondiale at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[1] He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2014.[3]

Palmares[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 80
Yellow jersey Tour 108 74 71 75
red jersey Vuelta 86

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Stephen Farrand (7 July 2014). "Bauer heartbroken to miss Tour de France stage win at Nîmes". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chavanel wins Tour du Poitou-Charentes". cyclingnews.com. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kruijswijk wins the Arctic Race of Norway". cyclingnews.com. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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