Burghardt at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Marcus Burghardt|
|Born||30 June 1983|
Zschopau, Saxony, Germany
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)|
|Rider type||Classics specialist|
|2010–2016||BMC Racing Team|
Marcus Burghardt (born 30 June 1983) is a German professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.
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 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".
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, is a town in the Erzgebirgskreis district of Saxony, 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.
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Burghardt signed with BMC Racing Team for the 2010 season.After seven years there, in August 2016 Bora–Hansgrohe announced that he would join them for 2017.
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|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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