Talansky at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Andrew Talansky|
November 23, 1988 |
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|2009||Amore & Vita–McDonald's|
|2010||California Giant Berry Farm–Specialized|
|Infobox last updated on
March 2, 2015
Andrew Talansky (born November 23, 1988) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale–Drapac. Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, Talansky was raised in Key Biscayne, Florida, an island near Miami, Florida. He resides in Girona, Catalonia and Napa, California.
Talansky competed in cross-country running at high school in Florida before taking up competitive cycling at age 17. After success in local amateur races, he moved to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, winning the collegiate national championship race in his freshman year. He left college after one year to join the Amore & Vita team in Italy in 2009, but found the conditions unsatisfactory and returned to the US that spring. He raced in the US in 2009 without team support. After a strong ride at the Tour of the Gila race, he joined Garmin for the 2010 season, moving up to the professional team for 2011, where he made the top ten at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
In 2012, Talansky scored his first professional victory in Europe at the Tour de l'Ain, and was named Garmin's lead rider for the 2012 Vuelta a España, finishing seventh on the general classification. In 2013, he came second in Paris-Nice, having led the race for two days, and was selected for the Tour de France for the first time, again making the top ten overall.
- 1st National Collegiate Road Race Championships
- 9th National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 6th Overall Tour of the Gila
- 10th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
- 4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
- 9th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
- 7th Overall Vuelta a España
- 8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 8th National Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Overall Paris–Nice
- 6th Overall Critérium International
- 10th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 1st National Time Trial Championship
- 7th National Road Race Championship
- 10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 4th Overall Tour of California
- 5th Overall Tour de Suisse
Grand Tour general classification timeline
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I was born in New York, but I moved to Florida when I was two. I graduated from high school in Miami. That’s when I started to ride.
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