Urs Zimmermann

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Urs Zimmermann
Personal information
Full name Urs Zimmermann
Born (1959-11-29) 29 November 1959 (age 55)
Mühledorf, Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1983–1984 Cilo-Aufina
1985–1989 Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1990 7 Eleven-Hoonved
1991–1992 Motorola
Major wins
Suisse Road Race Championship (1986)
Tour de Suisse (1984)
Dauphiné Libéré (1986)
Critérium International (1986)
3rd, Tour de France (1986)
Infobox last updated on
13 December 2007

Urs Zimmermann (born on 29 November 1959 in Mühledorf) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist. He stood on the podium in two of the three Grand Tour events after finishing third in 1986 Tour de France and 1988 Giro d'Italia. He also won several stage races such as the Tour de Suisse, Dauphiné Libéré and Critérium International.

After the eleventh stage of the 1991 Tour de France, there was a rest day, on which the cyclists were transferred from Nantes to Pau, by airplane. Zimmermann had a fear of flying, so he refused to use the airplane. The jury then disqualified him, but after the other cyclists protested, he was allowed to use other means of transportation.[1]

He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1986.[2]

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
gold jersey Vuelta - - - - - - - - -
Pink jersey Giro - 50 - - 3 6 WD - 44
Yellow jersey Tour 58 - 3 WD WD WD - 116 -

WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Arrival of the Indurain Era". Cycling Revealed. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 

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