Christian Meier (cyclist)

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Christian Meier
Christian Meier, Japan Cup 2012 (cropped).jpg
Meier at the 2012 Japan Cup
Personal information
Full name Christian Meier
Born (1985-02-21) February 21, 1985 (age 32)
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2005–2008 Symmetrics
2008–2010 Garmin–Chipotle–H30
2011 UnitedHealthcare
2012–2016 GreenEDGE[1][2]
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)

Christian Meier (born February 21, 1985) is a Canadian former racing cyclist who rode professionally between 2005 and 2016 for the Symmetrics, Garmin–Chipotle–H30 and UnitedHealthcare and GreenEDGE teams.

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick,[3] Meier is descended from German restauranteurs who settled outside Sussex, Canada and he attended Sussex Regional High School.[4] His brother Michael succumbed to cancer in 2010.[5] He raced for GreenEDGE in 2012, competing in the Giro d'Italia in May, with his best showing on Day 11 in 15th place.[3] He rode all three Grand Tours in his career, making a total of five Grand Tour starts, his last being the 2014 Tour de France. He announced his retirement from competition in September 2016, despite having a year to run on his contract with the Orica team.[6]

In March 2015 Meier together with his wife Amber opened La Fabrica Girona, a coffee shop in their European home of Girona, Spain.[7] The following year they opened a second coffee shop, Espresso Mafia, nearby.[6]

Major results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GreenEdge adds Impey, Meier". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. October 11, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Christian Meier profile at Cycling Archives
  4. ^ "Two Wheels, One Olympic Cycling Dream", AtlanticPedaler.com via Pedal Magazine, March 2008
  5. ^ Interview, VeloNews, January 18, 2010
  6. ^ a b "Christian Meier to retire at end of 2016 season - Transfer shorts". cyclingnews.com. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  7. ^ http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/05/la-fabrica-girona-where-everyone-knows-your-name/
  8. ^ "Karol-Ann Canuel, Hugo Houle Earn First Canadian Time Trial Titles". Cycling Canada Cyclisme. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Jones, Rob (27 June 2015). "Boivin wins Canadian road race title". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Christian Meier at Wikimedia Commons