Thomas Frei

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Thomas Frei
Thomas Frei at the Amstel Gold Race, Maastricht, Netherlands - 20080420.jpg
Personal information
Full name Thomas Frei
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985 (age 32)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2004–2006 Bürgis
Professional team(s)
2007–2008 Astana
2009–2010 BMC Racing Team
2012– Christina Watches–Onfone
Major wins
1st stage 4, 2009 GP Tell

Thomas Frei (born 19 January 1985) is a Swiss road bicycle racer.[1] Frei was Swiss Junior champion in road cycling in 2002. Between 2004 and 2006 he cycled for the Bürgis Cycling Team and won the Mountain Championship for U23 cyclists. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Frei rode for UCI ProTour team Astana before moving to BMC Racing Team for 2009 on a two-year contract. There he was roommate and domestique for future Tour de France champion Cadel Evans.

In his second season with BMC, Frei tested positive for EPO. He was withdrawn from competition by his team in April 2010 during the Giro del Trentino when the doping violation was revealed,[2] before the team released him altogether.[3]

As of August 2011, Frei was training full-time with the intention of returning to professional cycling upon the completion of his two-year suspension from competition.

Major results[edit]

2002 (amateur)
1st Swiss Cycling Championships, Open Road Race
3rd Swiss Cycling Championships, Individual Time Trial
1st Mountainrun Bowil-Chuderhüsi
2nd Mountainrun Silenen-Amsteg-Bristen
2nd Habsburgrundfahrt
3rd Gerzenseerundfahrt
3rd Rund um die Rigi
3rd Varese
2003 (amateur)
2nd Mountain zeitfahren Niederbipp
1st GP Rüebliland, stage 3
1st Swiss Cycling Championship Team Time Trial
1st Swiss Cycling Championship Mountain u23
2nd Swiss Cycling Championship Mountain Elite/Profi
2nd Swiss Cycling Championship Individual Time Trial u23
3rd Wileroltigen
3rd Gansingen
1st Mainfranken Tour, Mountainprize
1st GP Tell, Mountain Prize
1st La Brevine Team Time Trial
1st GP Tell, Stage 4


  1. ^ "Thomas Frei". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ Vaughan, Roger (2010-04-22). "Evans' team hit by positive doping test". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. ^ Susan Westemeyer. "Frei Confesses To EPO Usage And Is Released By BMC". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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