Kim Andersen (cyclist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kim Andersen
Kim Andersen.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKim Andersen
Born (1958-10-02) 2 October 1958 (age 63)
Malling, Denmark
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
RoleDirecteur sportif
Professional teams
1985–1986La Vie Claire
1988–1992Z Team
Managerial teams
1998–1999Team Chicky World
2000–2003Team Fakta
2004–2010Team CSC
2011–Leopard Trek

Kim Andersen (born 10 February 1958 in Malling, Denmark) is a former professional Danish road bicycle racer and current cycling team directeur sportif. From 2004 to 2010, he was a directeur sportif for Danish ProTour Team Saxo Bank. From 2011, he holds the same position at the Leopard Trek team.


In 1983 he became the first Dane to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and later won stages in that race. He has also sported stage wins in Vuelta a España, Four Days of Dunkirk, Ronde van Nederland, Midi Libre and Tour de Suisse, as well as numerous individual wins, 31 during his career. In 1984 he won the semi-classic Flèche Wallonne.


Kim Andersen was tested positive for doping in 1987, and was banned for life, a sentence that was later changed to a one-year quarantine. In 1992 he was tested positive again, and fired from his team.[1][2] He rode as an individual for the rest of the year, before finally retiring.

Major results[edit]

Sports director[edit]

Andersen was hired as sports director of newly started Danish team Team Chicky World from 1998 until the closing of the team in 1999, after which he went to Team Fakta. After Team Fakta closed in 2003 he switched to Danish Team CSC (later Team Saxo Bank). He left in June 2010 to become founding directeur sportif of Leopard Trek, which became a licensed ProTour team for the 2011 season.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UCI to ban dopers from teams' staff". Yahoo! Eurosport. Reuters. 17 Jun 2011. Kim Andersen, who tested positive three times, ...
  2. ^ De dømte og de mistænkte (in Danish)

External links[edit]