Rubens Bertogliati

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Rubens Bertogliati
Rubens Bertogliati - 2014.jpg
Bertogliati in 2014
Personal information
Full nameRubens Bertogliati
Born (1979-05-09) 9 May 1979 (age 39)
Lugano, Switzerland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73.5 kg (162 lb; 11.57 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2000–2003Lampre–Daikin
2004–2008Saunier Duval–Prodir
2009–2010Diquigiovanni–Androni
2011–2012Team Type 1–Sanofi Aventis
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
GP Chiasso (2001)

Rubens Bertogliati (born 9 May 1979 in Lugano) is a Swiss retired road racing cyclist, whose breakthrough came in the 2002 Tour de France, when he was riding for the Italian Lampre–Daikin team. In 2012, he rode for Team Novo Nordisk, and ended his career at the end of the season.[1]

Bertogliati won the first stage of the Tour, which took place in the hilly country of Luxembourg. The victory also earned him the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification. He kept the jersey after stage two, when he finished in 29th position. After the third stage, German sprinter Erik Zabel took the leader's yellow jersey from Bertogliati.

Bertogliati's first win came a few months earlier at the GP Chiasso, but it was his efforts in July that made him famous. He started his career as a professional with the Lampre–Daikin team in 2000. From 2004 to 2008 he rode for the Spanish Saunier Duval–Prodir team.

Major results[edit]

2002
1st GP Chiasso
1st Stage 1, Tour de France
Leader of the general classification after stages 1 and 2
2007
4th Overall, Tour de Georgia
2009
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National Time Trial Champion
2010
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National Time Trial Champion
2nd, Stage 6 Giro d'Italia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bertogliati retires after 13 seasons as professional". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

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