Matthias Brändle

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Matthias Brändle
Tour de Romandie 2013 - Stage 5 - Podium - Matthias Brändle 1 (cropped).jpg
Brändle at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameMatthias Brändle
Born (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 32)
Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamIsrael–Premier Tech
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime-trialist
Professional teams
2008Team Ista
2009Elk Haus
2010–2011Footon–Servetto–Fuji
2012Team NetApp
2013–2016IAM Cycling[1]
2017–2018Trek–Segafredo
2019–Israel Cycling Academy[2][3]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2016)
National Time Trial Championships (2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019–2021)

Matthias Brändle (born 7 December 1989) is an Austrian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Israel–Premier Tech.[4] Brändle is a seven-time winner of the Austrian National Time Trial Championships (2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021), and also won the Austrian National Road Race Championships in 2016.

Career[edit]

In 2012, he rode for Team NetApp.[5] In 2014, Brändle won two consecutive stages of the Tour of Britain.[6]

In October 2014, he followed in the footsteps of his agent Tony Rominger by setting a new hour record, breaking the month-old record set by 43-year-old Jens Voigt under new regulations introduced by the UCI in June 2014 allowing the use of modern track pursuit racing bicycles.[7][8][9] The record stood until 8 February 2015 when it was broken by Australian rider Rohan Dennis.[10]

He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[11] He won the Austrian National Road Race Championships in 2016.[12]

Major results[edit]

2007
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Haute-Autriche
1st Stages 2 & 3
2008
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Berlin
3rd Züri-Metzgete
4th Chrono Champenois
7th Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
9th Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
10th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2009
National Road Championships
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Under-23 time trial
3rd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
5th Overall Tour of Hainan
5th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
5th Rund um Köln
9th Road race, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
2010
1st GP Judendorf–Strassengel
8th Overall Tour de Langkawi
2011
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification, Tour de Romandie
2012
1st Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
1st Stage 2b (TTT) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
5th Giro dell'Appennino
9th Rund um Köln
2013
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification, Tour de Romandie
1st Jersey white dots on red.svg Mountains classification, Tour de l'Ain
1st Tour du Jura
2nd Polynormande
4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
4th Cholet-Pays de Loire
4th Tour de Berne
2014
World Hour record: 51.852 km
National Road Championships
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial
4th Road race
1st Tour de Berne
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 5 & 6
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2015
1st Stage 6 Tour of Oman
1st Prologue Tour of Belgium
4th Overall Tour de l'Eurométropole
2016
National Road Championships
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Road race
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial
2017
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Danmark Rundt
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
4th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
2018
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2019
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Estonia
1st Prologue
3rd Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
1st Prologue
3rd Duo Normand (with Patrick Gamper)
7th Overall Okolo Slovenska
8th Overall Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
2020
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2021
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2022
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 90 111 DNF 126 130 147
A yellow jersey Tour de France 156
A red jersey Vuelta a España 155 158
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Israel Cycling Academy finalises 2019 roster, adds Sorensen as DS". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (11 December 2019). "Israel Cycling Academy become Israel Start-Up Nation as WorldTour beckons". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Israel Start-Up Nation". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ Stokes, Shane (28 November 2011). "Matthias Brändle leaves Geox TMC for NetApp". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Brändle claims second successive win at Tour of Britain". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  7. ^ "'Now or never' as Brändle tackles Voigt's Hour Record". cyclingnews.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Brändle breaks Voigt's hour record". cyclingnews.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Austria's Matthias Brändle sets a new hour record of 51.85 kilometres". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Rohan Dennis sets new Hour Record". cyclingnews.com. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  11. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  12. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Austria (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by UCI hour record (51.852 km)
30 October 2014 – 8 February 2015
Succeeded by