Burghardt at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Marcus Burghardt|
30 June 1983 |
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Current team||BMC Racing Team|
|Rider type||Classics specialist|
|2010–||BMC Racing Team|
|Infobox last updated on
1 January 2014
Burghardt was born in Zschopau, Saxony, and raced as an amateur in the U-23 Wiesenhof team, with which he tasted success in the shape of the overall win at the Bundesliga Gerlingen in 2004. Burghardt turned professional in 2005, and won the UCI ProTour race Gent–Wevelgem in 2007, ahead of teammate Roger Hammond. He has also performed well in some races such as the Dwars door Vlaanderen and some stages of the Vuelta a España.
Burghardt gained a bit of notoriety on Stage 9 of the 2007 Tour de France when he hit a dog while on the course. He was also successful in winning Stage 18 of the 2008 Tour de France into Saint Etienne, beating break-away compatriot Carlos Barredo.
- 4th Dwars door Vlaanderen
- 1st Gent–Wevelgem
- 1st Stages 3 & 5
- 3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
- 1st Stage 18, Tour de France
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
- "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- VeloNews.com (2009-09-01). "Hincapie confirms to BMC with Ballan, Kroon, Burghardt". VeloNews. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
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