Oscar Camenzind

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Oscar Camenzind
Oscar Camenzind.jpg
Oscar Camenzind at 1997 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameOscar Camenzind
Born (1971-09-12) 12 September 1971 (age 47)
Schwyz, Switzerland
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1996Ceramica Panaria-Vinavil
1997-1998Mapei–GB
1999–2001Lampre–Daikin
2002–2004Phonak
Major wins
Stage Races
Tour de Suisse (2000)

Single-Day Races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (1998)
National Road Race Championships (1997)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2001)
Giro di Lombardia (1998)

Oscar Camenzind (born 12 September 1971 in Schwyz, Switzerland) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Switzerland. He is national road champion of 1997.[1] In 1998 he won the World Road Championship and the Giro di Lombardia, in 2000 he won the Tour de Suisse and he won Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2001. His career came to an abrupt end when he retired from pro cycling after a positive doping test in July 2004 for erythropoietin, leading into the Athens Olympics. After confessing to the use, "I made the stupidest of mistakes", in 2005 he was sued in Swiss court in order to name his supplier, which he refused to do fearing retribution.

Major Results[edit]

1997
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 1 & 9
1998
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st Giro di Lombardia
2nd Milano–Torino
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1999
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino
4th Giro di Lombardia
6th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2000
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
2001
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Stage 10 Tour de Suisse
2002
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Sachsen Tour International
1st Stage 2
2nd Milano–Torino
3rd Giro di Lombardia
2003
1st Stage 3 Sachsen Tour International

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Michael von Grünigen
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Switzerland Marcel Schelbert