Michael Albasini

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Michael Albasini
Michael Albasini - Österreich-Rundfahrt 2009a (cropped).jpg
Albasini at the 2009 Tour of Austria, a race he would win overall.
Personal information
Full name Michael Albasini
Nickname Alba
Born (1980-12-20) 20 December 1980 (age 33)
Mendrisio, Switzerland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2001 Fassa Bortolo (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2003–2004
2005–2008
2009–2011
2012–
Phonak
Liquigas-Bianchi
Team Columbia-High Road
GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Stage races

Österreich Rundfahrt (2009)
Volta a Catalunya (2012)
Infobox last updated on
3 May 2014

Michael Albasini (born 20 December 1980) is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam. Orica-GreenEDGE.[1] Albasini began his career in 2003 with Phonak, moved to Liquigas-Bianchi at the beginning of 2005, and signed with Team Columbia-High Road for the 2009 season. Since 2012, Albasini has been riding with the Australian professional cycling team GreenEDGE.[2]

In 2012, Albasini met success at the UCI World Tour race Volta a Catalunya. The six-stage event contained no time trials, and Albasini took the lead by triumphing on the very first stage over Anthony Delaplace from Saur-Sojasun, getting a 42 seconds overall lead.[3] On the very next stage, he was part of a select group of about 20 riders that were led to the line by Bradley Wiggins after a day in the mountains and he outsprinted his rivals, taking his second win in a row.[4] He held on to his advantage on the following hilly stages, winning the overall classification by 1 minute and 30 seconds over second-placed Samuel Sanchez of Euskaltel-Euskadi.[5]

Palmares[edit]

1998
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Under-19 National Road Race Championships
2001
4th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2002
1st European Under-23 Road Race Championships
7th Giro del Lago Maggiore
2004
5th Meisterschaft von Zürich
9th Paris–Bourges
2005
Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
10th Giro della Romagna
2006
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification
2007
5th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 4
2008
2nd GP Miguel Indurain
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
6th Tour du Haut Var
7th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Gran Premio di Lugano
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 Vuelta al País Vasco
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
9th La Flèche Wallonne
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 3
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th La Flèche Wallonne
2011
1st Stage 13 Vuelta a España
1st GP Kanton Aargau
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Bayern Rundfahrt
1st Stage 3
4th Overall Tour of Oman
2012
1st Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 8 Tour de Suisse
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
4th Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
2013
1st Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
2014
Tour de Romandie
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4
7th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
7th La Flèche Wallonne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) – AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Aubrey, Jane (5 September 2011). "Albasini joins GreenEdge in an "easy decision"". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Atkins, Ben (19 March 2012). "Michael Albasini solos to Volta a Catalunya opener". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Albasini wins second straight stage at Catalunya". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Albasini takes win in Catalunya". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). 25 March 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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