Gustav Larsson

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Gustav Larsson
2011 UCI Road World Championship - Gustav Larsson.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gustav Erik Larsson
Born (1980-09-20) 20 September 1980 (age 36)
Gemla, Sweden
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Team information
Current team Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2001–2002 Crescent
2003–2005 Fassa Bortolo
2006 Française des Jeux
2007 Unibet.com
2008–2011 Team CSC
2012 Vacansoleil–DCM
2013–2014 IAM Cycling
2015- Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2006, 2007, 2010–2013, 2015)

Gustav Erik Larsson (born 20 September 1980 in Gemla) is a Swedish professional road racing cyclist for UCI Continental team Cult Energy Pro Cycling. He previously rode for UCI Professional Continental team IAM Cycling in 2013-14[1] and Vacansoleil–DCM in 2012.[2] He is a very skilled time trialist; he has won his national title seven times, and has taken silver medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the 2009 World Championships in Mendrisio.

Professional career[edit]

On the international scene he represented Team Saxo Bank, and in Sweden he represented Skoghalls CK-Hammarö. Larsson began cycling when he was 14 years and, having shown great talent and dedication, turned pro just 7 years later. Team Fassa Bortolo was his first employer, and when the team shut down in 2005 he moved on to Team Française des Jeux. He rode for one year for Française des Jeux before moving again to the Swedish-Belgian team Unibet.com, which had gained a wild card to the UCI ProTour in 2006. But just as the 2007 season started the team ran into trouble with the Amaury Sport Organisation who made it clear that Unibet.com would not be invited to Paris–Nice or the Tour de France. Other major race organizers followed suit, which resulted in Unibet.com not getting any major invitations. The team shut down shortly thereafter. Team CSC showed interest in Larsson, and he rode for them in 2008. After the 2008 season, it was reported that Larsson had signed with Caisse d'Epargne for 2009, but he continued with Team Saxo Bank. He remained with the team until the end of 2011, when he moved to Vacansoleil–DCM.[2] Larsson left Vacansoleil–DCM at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new Swiss-based team IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[3] Larsson signed for the Cult Energy Pro Cycling team for the 2015 season.[4]

In June 2007 Larsson won the Swedish time trial championship. The victory came a day after his girlfriend collided with a car and sustained severe damage to the head. He also won the Swedish time trial championship in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In March 2015 Larsson made an attempt on the hour record at a Revolution meeting at Manchester Velodrome. He failed to beat Rohan Dennis' world record of 52.491 km but his distance of 50.016 km was a new Swedish hour record.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He resides in Besano, Italy with his wife Veronica Andrèasson who is a Swedish road racing cyclist as well.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Gustav Larsson before the start at the Swedish championship in time trial, 2016.

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 66 14 59 35
A yellow jersey Tour de France 105 50 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 20
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Vacansoleil snap up Larsson". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Stuart (24 November 2014). "Cult Energy Pro Cycling fire manager after just two months in charge". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Gustav Larsson UCI Hour Record attempt. FACE Partnership. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Stuart (26 June 2015). "Nationals roundup: who are the new champions around the world?". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Quénet, Jean-François (25 May 2015). "Tour of Norway: Vangstad solos to victory on final day". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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