Oscar Camenzind

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Oscar Camenzind
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Oscar Camenzind at 1997 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full name Oscar Camenzind
Born (1971-09-12) September 12, 1971 (age 43)
Schwyz, Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
April 7, 2009

Oscar Camenzind (born 12 September 1971 in Schwyz, Switzerland) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Switzerland. He is national road champion of 1997. In 1998 he won the World Road Championship and the Giro di Lombardia, in 2000 he won the Tour de Suisse and he won Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2001. His career came to an abrupt end when he retired from pro cycling after a positive doping test in July 2004 for erythropoietin, leading into the Athens Olympics. After confessing to the use, "I made the stupidest of mistakes", in 2005 he was sued in Swiss court in order to name his supplier, which he refused to do fearing retribution.

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Major Results[edit]

1997
2nd Tour de Suisse
1st Swiss National Road Race Championships
1998
4th Giro de Italia
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Road Race World Championship
1st Giro di Lombardia
2000
1st Overall Tour de Suisse
2001
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2002
Overall Sachsen Tour International

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Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Michael von Grünigen
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Switzerland Marcel Schelbert