Marcus Burghardt

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Marcus Burghardt
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Burghardt at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameMarcus Burghardt
Born (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 36)
Zschopau, Saxony, Germany
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in) [1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb) [1]
Team information
Current team Bora–Hansgrohe
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional team(s)
2005–2009 T-Mobile Team
2010–2016 BMC Racing Team
2017– Bora–Hansgrohe
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2008)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2017)
Gent–Wevelgem (2007)
Burghardt at the 2017 Tour de France Burghardt Tour de France.jpg
Burghardt at the 2017 Tour de France

Marcus Burghardt (born 30 June 1983) is a German professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe. [2]

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

A UCI WorldTeam (2015–present), previously UCI ProTeam (2005–2014), is the term used by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to name a cycling team of the highest category in professional road cycling, the UCI World Tour or UCI ProTour, respectively. UCI WorldTeams must compete at all rounds of the tour.

Bora–Hansgrohe cycling team

Bora–Hansgrohe is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team established in 2010 with a German license, founded and managed by Ralph Denk. It is sponsored by BORA, German manufacturer, and Hansgrohe, bathroom fittings manufacturer. Its aim is "improving the image of road cycling in Germany".

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Career

Burghardt was born in Zschopau, Saxony, and raced as an amateur in the U-23 Wiesenhof team, with which he tasted success in the shape of the overall win at the Bundesliga Gerlingen in 2004. Burghardt turned professional in 2005, and won the UCI ProTour race Gent–Wevelgem in 2007, ahead of teammate Roger Hammond. He has also performed well in some races such as the Dwars door Vlaanderen and some stages of the Vuelta a España.

Zschopau Place in Saxony, Germany

Zschopau, is a town in the Erzgebirgskreis district of Saxony, Germany.

Saxony State in Germany

Saxony, officially the Free State of Saxony, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig.

The UCI ProTour was a series of road bicycle races in Europe, Australia and Canada organised by the UCI. Created by Hein Verbruggen, former president of the UCI, it comprises a number of 'ProTour' cycling teams, each of whom are required to compete in every round of the series. It was initially the basis of a season long competition for rankings points, created for 2005 to replace the UCI Road World Cup series, which ended at the end of the 2004 season. The ProTour was the subject of continuing disputes involving the UCI, cycling teams, and the organizers of the world's most prominent bicycle races, and in 2009 and 2010 the ranking element of the ProTour was superseded by the UCI World Ranking. For 2011, the ProTour and World Ranking were fully merged into the UCI World Tour. ProTour status for teams – relabelled UCI ProTeams – will continue as the highest level of registration, and will carry the right and obligation to participate in all World Tour races.

He was successful in winning Stage 18 of the 2008 Tour de France into Saint Etienne, beating break-away compatriot Carlos Barredo.

Carlos Barredo Road bicycle racer

Carlos Barredo Llamazales is a Spanish former road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2012. He was issued a suspension for the first two months of the 2011 season in response to a fight with Rui Costa after a 2010 Tour de France stage, with Barredo claiming that Costa had ridden dangerously in the final stages of the race, but later apologising for his actions.

Burghardt signed with BMC Racing Team for the 2010 season. [3] After seven years there, in August 2016 Bora–Hansgrohe announced that he would join them for 2017. [4]

CCC Pro Team American bicycle racing team

CCC Pro Team is a UCI WorldTeam title sponsored by CCC, a Polish-based shoe retailer. The team is co-owned by American cyclist Jim Ochowicz, who founded the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, and is the team manager.

Major results

2001
1st Jersey yellow.svg Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stages 1 & 5
9th Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2003
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Isard
2004
4th Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
8th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2005
4th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2006
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2007
1st Gent–Wevelgem
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
6th Overall 3-Länder-Tour
1st Stages 3 & 5
6th Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
2008
Tour de France
1st Stage 18
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 18
2009
4th Overall Sachsen Tour
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Tour of Flanders
7th Gent–Wevelgem
10th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2010
Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Points classification
1st Stages 5 & 7
5th Overall Tour of Qatar
7th Overall Tour of Oman
2011
9th Overall Tour of Qatar
2013
1st Jersey pink.svg Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
2015
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2017
1st MaillotAllemania.svg Road race, National Road Championships
2018
10th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2019
2nd Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 70
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 127 120 161 164 58 98 154 89 131 92 141
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 76 DNF 149
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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References

  1. 1 2 "BORA - hansgrohe" . Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe . Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. VeloNews.com (2009-09-01). "Hincapie confirms to BMC with Ballan, Kroon, Burghardt". VeloNews. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
  4. "Marcus Burghardt signs for Bora-Hansgrohe". cyclingnews.com . 19 August 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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