Bert Grabsch

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Bert Grabsch
Bert Grabsch 1 - Sachsentour (cropped).JPG
Grabsch at the 2008 Sachsen Tour
Personal information
Full nameBert Grabsch
Born (1975-06-19) 19 June 1975 (age 46)
Wittenberg, East Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeTime-Trialist
Amateur team
1997–1998Agro-Adler Brandenburg
Professional teams
1999–2000Team Cologne
2007–2011T-Mobile Team
2012–2013Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2007)

One-day races and Classics

World Time Trial Championships (2008)
National Time Trial Championships
(2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing  Germany
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Varese Elite Men's Time Trial

Bert Grabsch (born 19 June 1975) is a German former road bicycle racer, who raced as a professional between 1999 and 2013.[2] He was born in Wittenberg and is the younger brother of fellow road racing cyclist Ralf Grabsch. He is a former UCI time trial world champion, having won the title in Varese, Italy on 25 September 2008.

He competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the Individual Road Race, which he did not finish, and Individual Time Trial, where he finished thirteenth.[3] In the same events at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 95th in the road race and 8th in the time trial.[4][5]

Grabsch retired at the end of the 2013 season, after fifteen years as a professional.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Stage 4 Regio-Tour
9th Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1st Stage 5 Regio-Tour
6th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
9th Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Hel van het Mergelland
3rd Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
3rd Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
4th Rund um den Henninger Turm
5th GP Rudy Dhaenens
7th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
10th Overall Peace Race
2nd Rund um Köln
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
3rd Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
5th Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stage 2
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
7th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 5
7th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Burgos
10th Rund um Köln
6th LUK Challenge Chrono Bühl
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
7th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
1st Rund um die Hainleite
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
10th HEW Cyclassics
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Vuelta a España
2nd Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
3rd Sparkassen Giro Bochum
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Sachsen-Tour
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Tour of Austria
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Competing in the 2012 London Olympics Time Trial
Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 61
Yellow jersey Tour de France 81 103 104 105 134 169 125
Gold jersey/Red jersey Vuelta a España 101 88 86 DNF DNF 136
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Atkins, Ben (19 September 2011). "Fabian Cancellara tips Tony Martin and Bert Grabsch for time trial gold". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 5 January 2012. Among his challengers, Cancellara himself has picked out two Germans as the main competition, according to Sporza; both of whom currently ride for HTC-Highroad, and both of whom will be transferring to Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2012.
  2. ^ a b Westemeyer, Susan (28 October 2013). "Grabsch retires after 15 year-career". Future plc. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bert Grabsch". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010.
  4. ^ "London 2012 Men's Individual Road Race". IOC. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. ^ "London 2012 Men's Individual Time Trial". IOC. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bert Grabsch at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by World Time Trial Champion
Succeeded by