|Full name||Thomas Frei|
January 19, 1985 |
BMC Racing Team
|1st stage 4, 2009 GP Tell|
|Infobox last updated on
22 April 2010
Thomas Frei (born 19 January 1985) is a Swiss road bicycle racer. Frei was Swiss Junior champion in road cycling in 2002. Between 2004 and 2006 he cycled for the Bürgis Cycling Team and won the Mountain Championship for U23 cyclists. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Frei rode for UCI ProTour team Astana before moving to BMC Racing Team for 2009 on a two-year contract. There he was roommate and domestique for future Tour de France champion Cadel Evans.
In his second season with BMC, Frei tested positive for EPO. He was withdrawn from competition by his team in April 2010 during the Giro del Trentino when the doping violation was revealed, before the team released him altogether.
As of August 2011, Frei was training full-time with the intention of returning to professional cycling upon the completion of his two-year suspension from competition.
- 2002 (amateur)
- 1st Swiss Cycling Championships, Open Road Race
- 3rd Swiss Cycling Championships, Individual Time Trial
- 1st Mountainrun Bowil-Chuderhüsi
- 2nd Mountainrun Silenen-Amsteg-Bristen
- 2nd Habsburgrundfahrt
- 3rd Gerzenseerundfahrt
- 3rd Rund um die Rigi
- 3rd Varese
- 2003 (amateur)
- 2nd Mountain zeitfahren Niederbipp
- 1st GP Rüebliland, stage 3
- 1st Swiss Cycling Championship Team Time Trial
- 1st Swiss Cycling Championship Mountain u23
- 2nd Swiss Cycling Championship Mountain Elite/Profi
- 2nd Swiss Cycling Championship Individual Time Trial u23
- 3rd Wileroltigen
- 3rd Gansingen
- 1st Mainfranken Tour, Mountainprize
- 1st GP Tell, Mountain Prize
- 1st La Brevine Team Time Trial
- 1st GP Tell, Stage 4
- "Thomas Frei". Bmcracingteam.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- Vaughan, Roger (2010-04-22). "Evans' team hit by positive doping test". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- Susan Westemeyer. "Frei Confesses To EPO Usage And Is Released By BMC". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29.