Martin Elmiger

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Martin Elmiger
Martin Elmiger 4JDD 2013 (Cropping).jpg
Elmiger at the 2013 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Martin Elmiger
Born (1978-09-23) 23 September 1978 (age 38)
Hagendorn, Switzerland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
1992–1996 RMV Cham–Hagendorn
1997 Cilo–Ciclolinea–Columbus
1998 GS Bianchi–Girostar
1999–2000 GS Seat–Kona–Radio Argovia
2000 Saeco (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2001 Post Swiss Team
2002–2006 Phonak
2007–2012 AG2R Prévoyance
2013–2016 IAM Cycling
2017– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Stage races

Tour Down Under (2007)
Four Days of Dunkirk (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2001, 2005, 2010, 2014)

Martin Elmiger (born 23 September 1978) is a Swiss professional road racing cyclist for UCI WorldTeam BMC Racing Team. He turned pro in 2001 with the Swiss Post Office team. Elmiger was a member of Phonak from 2002 to 2006, and AG2R Prévoyance from 2007 to 2012. He was seen animating a stage of the 2003 Tour de Romandie finishing second in stage number 2.


Born in Hagendorn, one of the best moments in Elmiger's career was leading the Tour Down Under in 2007 for 2 stages and then winning it by a mere 3 seconds over Australian Karl Menzies. He started the 2007 UCI ProTour strongly with a 19th place in Prijs Vlaanderen, 17th in Gent–Wevelgem and 24th in Paris–Roubaix after crashing. On stage 2 of The 2007 Tour de Romandie Elmiger finished 5th behind stage winner Robbie McEwen in the wake of a massive pileup involving several riders at high speed. Elmiger started the 2007 Tour de Suisse strongly with a 7th place in the prologue, finishing 10.82 seconds behind Fabian Cancellara and in front of riders like Andreas Klöden and Michael Rogers.

On the fifteenth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, Elmiger broke away with Jack Bauer for 222 km, only to be caught by the charging peloton a few meters from the line.[1]

Elmiger left Ag2r–La Mondiale at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[2] He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2014.[3]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Stausee-Rundfahrt Klingnau
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Circuito de Getxo
4th GP Ouest-France
4th Boucles de l'Aulne
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
2nd Circuito de Getxo
2nd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 3 Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon
2nd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2nd Paris–Bourges
3rd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Volta a Catalunya
6th HEW Cyclassics
8th Giro di Lombardia
10th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
9th Milan–San Remo
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Down Under
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
3rd Grand Prix de la Somme
8th Gran Premio di Chiasso
10th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
3rd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 2
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Monte Paschi Strade Bianche
4th Overall Tour Down Under
5th Overall Circuit de Lorraine
8th Tour de Vendée
9th Tour of Flanders
National Road Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 4
1st Grand Prix de la Somme
3rd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
10th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
10th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 1
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
8th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 7 & 15 Tour de France
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
5th Paris–Roubaix
10th Tour of Flanders
1st Jersey red.svg Best Swiss rider classification Tour de Suisse
4th Overall Arctic Race of Norway

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 80
A yellow jersey Tour de France 108 74 71 75 75 100 64
A red jersey Vuelta a España 86
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Stephen Farrand (7 July 2014). "Bauer heartbroken to miss Tour de France stage win at Nîmes". Future plc. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 

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