Murilo Fischer

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Murilo Fischer
Murilo Fischer.jpg
Fischer at the 2007 Tour de Pologne.
Personal information
Full name Murilo Antonio Fischer
Born (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 35)
Brusque, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current team FDJ.fr
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2004
2005–2006
2007–2009
2010–2012
2013–
Major wins

Giro del Piemonte (2005)
Tour de Pologne, 1 stage (2007)
National Road Race Championships (2010–2011)
Infobox last updated on
9 June 2014

Murilo Antonio Fischer (born 16 June 1979 in Brusque) is a Brazilian professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI ProTeam FDJ.fr.[1] Prior to moving to the Garmin-Transitions team in 2010, Fischer had raced his whole career with Italian teams, having begun his career with Domina Vacanze in 2004, before moving to UCI Professional Continental team Naturino-Sapore di Mare for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. At Naturino-Sapore di Mare, Fischer proved his consistency over a season by winning the 2004-2005 UCI Europe Tour. In 2007, Fischer made the step up to the ProTour with Liquigas. Fischer is the only Brazilian to have completed two Tours de France, the only Brazilian rider to have completed two Grand Tours (the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia) and the second Brazilian to win a stage of a UCI World Tour race.

Fischer signed with Garmin-Transitions on 3 January 2010, to be part of Tyler Farrar's leadout train in the 2010 season.[2] Fischer left Garmin-Sharp at the end of the 2012 season, and joined FDJ on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

2001
2nd Copa América de Ciclismo
2003
1st Arc en ciel.svg World B Road Race Championships
2004
6th overall Tour Down Under
2005
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st GP Industria e Commercio di Prato
1st Due Giorni Marchigiana
1st Memorial Cimurri
1st Stage 3 Tour of Qinghai Lake
International Uniqa Classic
1st Stages 1 & 3
4th Coppa Sabatini
5th World Road Race Championships
2007
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
2nd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
3rd Trofeo Calvia
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2008
4th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2009
1st Giro della Romagna
2010
1st MaillotBrasil.PNG National Road Race Championships
2011
1st Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova
1st MaillotBrasil.PNG National Road Race Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 112 WD 147 135
Yellow jersey Tour 101 76 133
red jersey Vuelta WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fischer joins FDJ-BigMat". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-transitions-sign-murilo-fischer

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