Kim Andersen (cyclist)

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Kim Andersen
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Personal information
Full name Kim Andersen
Born (1958-02-10) 10 February 1958 (age 58)
Malling, Denmark
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Directeur sportif
Professional team(s)
1980–1984 Coop
1985–1986 La Vie Claire
1987–1987 Toshiba
1988–1992 Z Team
Managerial team(s)
1998–1999 Team Chicky World
2000–2003 Team Fakta
2004–2010 Team CSC
2011– Leopard Trek
Infobox last updated on
31 March 2013

Kim Andersen (born 2 October 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.

Rider[edit]

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.

Doping[edit]

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.

Wins[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]

References[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 (Danish)

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