Oliver Zaugg

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Oliver Zaugg
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Personal information
Full nameOliver Zaugg
Born (1981-05-09) 9 May 1981 (age 37)
Lachen
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional team(s)
2004–2006Saunier Duval–Prodir
2007–2008Gerolsteiner
2009–2010Liquigas
2011–2012Leopard Trek
2013–2015Saxo–Tinkoff
2016IAM Cycling
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 TTT stage (2011)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (2011)

Oliver Zaugg (born 9 May 1981) is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer. He has previously ridden for Saunier Duval–Prodir, Gerolsteiner, Liquigas, Leopard Trek, Tinkoff–Saxo and IAM Cycling.

Career[edit]

Zaugg won his first major race in 2011, the Giro di Lombardia.[1] He attacked on the Villa Vergano climb with 10 kilometers to go, soloing on to victory. He was chased relentlessly by the leading group, but the chasers could not get to him. He crossed the finish line in Lecco with an advantage of 15 seconds over his nearest rival, Dan Martin of Garmin–Cervélo.[2] In 2012, he tried to defend his title at the Giro di Lombardia, finishing in the chase group in eighth position as Joaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha) claimed the victory.[3]

Zaugg left RadioShack–Nissan at the end of the 2012 season, and signed with Saxo–Tinkoff for the 2013 season.[4] After three seasons in October 2015 agreed to join IAM Cycling for 2016.[5] He ended his career at the Il Lombardia in 2016, a race he had previously won in 2011.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

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 46 DNF DNF DNF 56
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 15 11 70 50 DNF 37 23

Monuments results timeline[edit]

Monument 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Milan–San Remo DNF
Tour of Flanders Did not contest during career
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 103 DNF 92 26 111 142
Giro di Lombardia DNF 20 18 1 8 63 DNF


Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oliver Zaugg earns first major win in Giro di Lombardia". Universal Sports. Associated Press. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. ^ Daniel Friebe (15 October 2011). "Zaugg solos to win in Lombardia". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ Daniel Benson (29 September 2012). "Rodríguez wins Giro di Lombardia". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  4. ^ "2011 Giro di Lombardia winner Zaugg to Saxo Bank – Tinkoff Bank". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Transfer news: Rowney signs for Orica-AIS". cyclingnews.com. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.

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