Urs Zimmermann

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Urs Zimmerman)
Jump to: navigation, search
For the pilot, see Swissair Flight 111.
Urs Zimmermann
Personal information
Full name Urs Zimmermann
Born (1959-11-29) 29 November 1959 (age 54)
Mühledorf, Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1983–1984
1985–1989
1990
1991–1992
Cilo-Aufina
Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
7 Eleven-Hoonved
Motorola
Major wins
Suisse Road Race Championship (1986)
Tour de Suisse (1984)
Dauphiné Libéré (1986)
Critérium International (1986)
3rd, Tour de France (1986)
Infobox last updated on
13 December 2007

Urs Zimmermann (born on 29 November 1959 in Mühledorf) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist. He stood on the podium in two of the three Grand Tour events after finishing third in 1986 Tour de France and 1988 Giro d'Italia. He also won several stage races like Tour de Suisse, Dauphiné Libéré and Critérium International.

After the eleventh stage of the 1991 Tour de France, there was a rest day, on which the cyclists were transferred from Nantes to Pau, by airplane. Zimmermann had a fear of flying, so he refused to use the airplane. The jury then disqualified him, but after the other cyclists protested, he was allowed to use other means of transportation.[1]

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
gold jersey Vuelta - - - - - - - - -
Pink jersey Giro - 50 - - 3 6 WD - 44
Yellow jersey Tour 58 - 3 WD WD WD - 116 -

WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Arrival of the Indurain Era". Cycling Revealed. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 

External links[edit]