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Martin Elmiger

Martin Elmiger
Elmiger at the 2013 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Martin Elmiger
Born (1978-09-23) 23 September 1978
Hagendorn, Switzerland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team IAM Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001
2002–2006
2007–2012
2013–
Post Swiss Team
Phonak
AG2R Prévoyance
IAM Cycling
Major wins

Stage races

Tour Down Under (2007)
Four Days of Dunkirk (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2001, 2005, 2010, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
30 June 2014

Martin Elmiger (born 23 September 1978 in Hagendorn) is a Swiss professional road racing cyclist for UCI Professional Continental Team IAM Cycling.[1] He turned pro in 2001 with the Swiss Post Office team. Elmiger was a member of Phonak from 2002 to 2006, and AG2R Prévoyance from 2007 to 2012. He was seen animating a stage of the 2003 Tour de Romandie finishing second in stage number 2.

Arguably one of the best moments in his career was leading the Tour Down Under in 2007 for 2 stages and then winning it by a mere 3 seconds over Australian Karl Menzies. He started the 2007 UCI ProTour strongly with a 19th place in Prijs Vlaanderen, 17th in Gent–Wevelgem and 24th in Paris–Roubaix after crashing. On stage 2 of The 2007 Tour de Romandie Elmiger finished 5th behind stage winner Robbie McEwen in the wake of a massive pileup involving several riders at high speed. Elmiger started the 2007 Tour de Suisse strongly with a 7th place in the prologue, finishing 10.82 seconds behind Fabian Cancellara and in front of riders like Andreas Klöden and Michael Rogers. On the fifteenth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, Bauer broke away with Jack Bauer for 222 km, only to be caught by the charging peloton a few meters from the line.[2]

Elmiger left Ag2r-La Mondiale at the end of the 2012 season, and joined the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[1]

Palmares

2000
1st Stausee-Rundfahrt Klingnau
2001
1st National Road Race Championships
2002
1st Circuito de Getxo
2003
1st Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
2004
1st Stage 3 Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon
2005
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 1 TTT Volta a Catalunya
2006
9th Milan–San Remo
2007
1st Overall, Tour Down Under
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2008
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 2
2009
3rd Monte Paschi Eroica
4th Overall Tour Down Under
9th Tour of Flanders
2010
1st Grand Prix de la Somme
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 4
2012
10th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2013
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 1
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Points classification
8th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
2014
1st National Road Race Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes[3]
7th Overall Arctic Race of Norway[4]
Combativity award Stages 7 & 15 Tour de France
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Giro 80
Tour 108 74 71 75
Vuelta 86

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References

  1. ^ a b "IAM Cycling announces 2013 roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Stephen Farrand (7 July 2014). "Bauer heartbroken to miss Tour de France stage win at Nîmes".  
  3. ^ "Chavanel wins Tour du Poitou-Charentes".  
  4. ^ "Kruijswijk wins the Arctic Race of Norway".  

External links

  • Martin Elmiger profile at Cycling Archives
  • Official website
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