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 nameChristian Meier
Born (1985-02-21) February 21, 1985 (age 34)
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2018The Service Course
Professional team(s)
2005–2008Symmetrics
2008–2010Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30
2011UnitedHealthcare
2012–2016GreenEDGE[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 p/b H30 and UnitedHealthcare and GreenEDGE teams.

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick,[3] Meier is descended from German restaurateurs 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] After retiring, he contested the 2018 Canadian National Time Trial Championships, finishing 27th.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2015 Meier together with his wife Amber opened La Fabrica Girona, a coffee shop in their European home of Girona, Spain.[9] The following year they opened a second coffee shop, Espresso Mafia, nearby.[6]

Major results[edit]

2006
4th Overall Vuelta a Chihuahua
2007
1st MaillotCan.PNG Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta a Chihuahua
1st Young rider classification
2nd Overall Vuelta a El Salvador
1st Young rider classification
7th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2008
1st MaillotCan.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2009
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2010
1st Blue jersey Sprints classification Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Tour of Britain
10th Giro del Veneto
2011
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
8th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2012
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
5th Japan Cup
2013
Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey white.svg Sprints classification
1st Jersey yellow.svg Special sprints classification
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
2014
1st Mountains classification Bayern–Rundfahrt
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2015
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships

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. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Christian Meier 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. September 7, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  7. ^ Jones, Rob (June 22, 2018). "Svein Tuft defends men's Canadian time trial title". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  8. ^ Tremblay, Philippe (June 18, 2018). "Christian Meier to race Canadian ITT champs on custom steel bike". Canadian Cycling. Gripped Publishing Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "La Fabrica Girona: Where everyone knows your name". May 6, 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Christian Meier at Wikimedia Commons