Gustav Larsson

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Gustav Larsson
2011 UCI Road World Championship - Gustav Larsson.jpg
Personal information
Full nameGustav Erik Larsson
Born (1980-09-20) 20 September 1980 (age 38)
Gemla, Sweden
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Team information
Current teamCult Energy Pro Cycling
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2001–2002Crescent
2003–2005Fassa Bortolo
2006Française des Jeux
2007Unibet.com
2008–2011Team CSC
2012Vacansoleil–DCM
2013–2014IAM 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, 2013, and 2015.

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]

2002
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 1 Ringerike GP
1st Stage 4 Brandenburg–Rundfahrt
2006
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2007
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2008
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Danmark Rundt
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Time trial, Olympic Games
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2010
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 2 (ITT)
1st Stage 21 (ITT) Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2011
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2012
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Paris–Nice
2013
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Chrono des Nations
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
8th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2014
4th Overall Tour of Norway
2015
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
9th Overall Tour of Norway
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.

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