Emanuel Buchmann

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Emanuel Buchmann
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Emanuel Buchmann in 2015
Personal information
Born (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 26)
Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2015–Bora–Argon 18
Major wins
One-Day Races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2015)

Emanuel Buchmann (born 18 November 1992) is a German professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[2] In 2015 he won the German National Road Race Championship. He has competed in the Tour de France three times from 2015 to 2017[3][4] and twice in the Vuelta a España, in 2017 and 2018.


Buchmann is the son of carpenter Manfred Buchmann and hails from Vogt near Ravensburg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.[5]

Bora-Argon 18 (2015-present)[edit]

Buchmann at the 2015 Tour de France


In 2015, Buchmann denied the strong German sprinters their chance at the National Championship road race when he attacked from a leading group to take the title.[6] During the subsequent Tour de France, he finished a strong third on the stage finishing on top the Col du Tourmalet.[5]


Buchmann (right) finishing second behind teammate Marcus Burghardt at the German National Road Race Championships in 2017

After a quieter 2016 season, he finished tenth at the 2017 Tour de Romandie, losing a podium position only during the race's final stage time trial.[5] Buchmann then finished seventh overall and first in the young riders' classification at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major preparation races for the Tour de France. During the last stage, he finished ahead of strong general classification riders such as Chris Froome, Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador at Plateau de Solaison. Buchmann commented after the stage that he was delighted to have been able to "stay with the best" of the race.[7] At the National Championships the week after, Buchmann set up the victory for his teammate Marcus Burghardt, finishing in second place.[8] His form faded slightly at the Tour de France, where he was set to work for team leader Rafał Majka, who retired early.[9] He eventually finished in 15th place overall.[10]


Buchmann opened the season strong, with a 10th place overall at the Abu Dhabi Tour. He followed that up with his best result ever, at that time, 4th at the Tour of the Basque Country. He finished 9th at the Tour de Romandie, and 18th at the Eschborn-Frankfurt race. At the Critérium du Dauphiné in June, Buchmann finished sixth in the general classification, repeating his strong performance from the previous year. He attacked multiple times on the final stage, but was brought back and finished the stage fourth.[11] He was selected to ride the 2018 Vuelta a España.[12] He performed well in the opening stages. On stage 4, he attacked the group of favourites on the finishing climb of Alfacar, gaining time which moved him into second place overall, within seven seconds of the race lead.[13] After falling back during the subsequent mountain stages,[14] Buchmann eventually finished the Vuelta in 12th place overall, his best result in a Grand Tour up to that point.[15]


Buchmann raced the 2019 Tour of the Basque Country, winning stage 5 after attacking on the penultimate climb of the day to take the race overall lead.[16] He lost the leader's jersey on the next and last stage of the race. In the closing meters, Buchmann took a wrong turn and lost significant time. The time he lost through this was later reinstated, meaning that he finished the race in third overall.[17] At the 2019 Tour de Romandie, Buchmann finished seventh overall.[18]

In preparation for the upcoming Tour de France, Buchmann raced the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he finished third overall, after Adam Yates abandoned the event during the final stage, handing the podium stop to Buchmann.[19]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

9th Ronde van Vlaanderen Junioren
10th Overall Tour du Valromey
6th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
3rd Overall Okolo Jiznich Cech
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
7th GP Capodarco
8th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
8th Overall Mzansi Tour
1st MaillotAllemania.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro del Trentino
4th Rudi Altig Race
8th Overall Giro del Trentino
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
7th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th Overall Tour of the Alps
10th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
7th Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
1st Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
2nd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 5
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
4th Overall UAE Tour
7th Overall Tour de Romandie

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 83 21 15 IP
A red jersey Vuelta a España 65 12
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice DNF
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 66
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country 13 4 3
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie 10 9 7
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné 32 20 7 6 3
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "BORA - hansgrohe". Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe. Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Mustroph, Tom (2 July 2017). "Der Kletterer aus der Schreinerei". Die Tageszeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Buchmann wins German national road race". cyclingnews.com. 28 June 2015. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  7. ^ Knuth, Johannes (27 June 2017). ""Ich bin nun bei den Allerbesten angekommen"". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Burghardt claims German road race title". cyclingnews.com. 25 June 2017. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  9. ^ Weber, Joscha (19 July 2017). "Tour de France rising star Emanuel Buchmann on the 'brutal' Alpine stretches". Deutsche Welle. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  10. ^ Leopold, Jörg (21 July 2017). "Die Deutschen bei der Tour de France". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Buchmann fährt zufrieden vom Critérium du Dauphiné nach Hause". radsport-news.com (in German). 11 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Peter Sagan confirmed for Vuelta a Espana". cyclingnews.com. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  13. ^ Ryan, Barry (28 August 2018). "Vuelta a Espana: Ben King wins stage 4". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Buchmann fällt weiter zurück" (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Yates gewinnt Vuelta - Buchmann verpasst Top 10". sport.de (in German). 16 September 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  16. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (12 April 2019). "Tour of the Basque Country: Buchmann wins stage 5". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  17. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (14 April 2019). "Fuglsang reacts after losing Basque Country podium spot". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Roglic gewinnt erneut Tour de Romandie - Buchmann Siebter" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Critérium du Dauphiné - Buchmann klettert aufs Podium" (in German). Sportschau. 16 June 2019. Archived from the original on 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

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