Markus Fothen

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Markus Fothen
Madrid - Vuelta a España 2007 - Markus Fothen - 20070923.jpg
Fothen at the 2007 Vuelta a España
Personal information
Full name Markus Fothen
Born (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 35)
Kaarst, West Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2002–2003 Team TEAG Köstritzer
Professional team(s)
2004–2008 Gerolsteiner
2009–2010 Team Milram
2011–2013 Team NSP
Major wins
World Time-Trial Champion (U23) (2003)

Markus Fothen (born September 9, 1981 in Kaarst) is a retired German road racing cyclist, who rode as a professional between 2004 and 2013.[1]

In 2003 Fothen won the under-23 World Championship time trial in Hamilton, Canada. He completed the 30.8 km course in 38:35.29, beating his nearest rival by nearly 20 seconds.[2]

During 2006 Tour de France, Fothen held the maillot blanc for 13 stages, losing it to Damiano Cunego on the 17th stage. He finished the Tour 38 seconds behind Cunego.

Major results[edit]


1st U-23 World Time Trial Champion
1st GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
12th Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st LuK Challenge Chrono, time trial duo (with Sebastian Lang)
15th Overall, Tour de France
1st Stage 1, Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 5, Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5, Regio-Tour
2nd Overall Regio-Tour
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
10th Overall Tour Down Under


  1. ^ "Markus Fothen beendet seine Karriere" [Markus Fothen ended his career]. Radsport News (in German). Sport Aktiv Media GmbH. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Germany take double gold". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
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