Bertogliati in 2014
|Full name||Rubens Bertogliati|
May 9, 1979 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||73.5 kg (162 lb; 11.57 st)|
|Tour de France, 1 stage
GP Chiasso (2001)
Rubens Bertogliati (born May 9, 1979 in Lugano) is a Swiss retired road racing cyclist, whose breakthrough came in the 2002 Tour de France, when he was riding for the Italian Lampre-Daikin team. In 2012, he rode for Team Novo Nordisk, and ended his career at the end of the season.
Bertogliati won the first stage of the Tour, which took place in the hilly country of Luxembourg. The victory also earned him the maillot jaune – the leader's jersey of the Tour. He kept the jersey after stage two, when he finished in 29th position. After the third stage, German sprinter Erik Zabel took the leader's yellow jersey from Bertogliati.
Bertogliati's first win came a few months earlier at the GP Chiasso, but it was his efforts in July that made him famous. He started his career as a professional with the Lampre-Daikin team in 2000. From 2004 to 2008 he rode for the Spanish Saunier Duval-Prodir team.
- 1st GP Chiasso
- 1st Stage 1, Tour de France
- "Bertogliati retires after 13 seasons as professional". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Official website Rubens Bertogliati
- Profile on Saunier Duval-Prodir official website
- Rubens Bertogliati at Trap-Friis.dk. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 May 2011)
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