Wegmüller in 1989
|Born||28 September 1960|
Thomas Wegmüller (born 28 September 1960) is a former Swiss racing cyclist. He rode in the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, won a stage in the 1989 Dauphine Librere and was named the Most Combative rider on the Champs Elysees stage during the 1990 Tour de France.He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1992.
The Tour de France is an annual men's multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours, it consists of 21 day-long stages over the course of 23 days. It has been described as "the world’s most prestigious and most difficult bicycle race".
The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Inspired by the success of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, the race was first organized in 1935. The race was prevented from being run by the Spanish Civil War and World War II in the early years of its existence; however, the race has been held annually since 1955. As the Vuelta gained prestige and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend all around the globe. Since 1979, the event has been staged and managed by Unipublic, until in 2014, when Amaury Sport Organisation acquired control, with both working together. The peloton expanded from a primarily Spanish participation to include riders from all over the world. The Vuelta is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, with the exception of the wild card teams that the organizers can invite.
The 1990 Tour de France was the 77th edition of the Tour de France, taking place between 30 June and 22 July. The total race distance was 21 stages over 3,504 km (2,177 mi). American Greg LeMond repeated his 1989 victory in the overall competition, becoming a three-time winner despite not winning an individual stage, something which has happened only twice since, in the 2006 and 2017 Tour de France. The surprise of the Tour was Claudio Chiappucci, who won ten minutes in the first stage, and was still leading the race two days before the end.
Thor Hushovd is a Norwegian former professional road bicycle racer. He is known for sprinting and time trialing; Hushovd is a three-time Norwegian national road race champion, and was the winner of the 2010 World Road Race Championships. He was the first Norwegian to lead the Tour de France, and first Scandinavian to win the road race in cycling world road championship. He is also the Scandinavian with the most stage wins in Grand Tours. He is widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time. He retired in September 2014.
Thomas Voeckler is a French former road racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2017, for the Direct Énergie team and its previous iterations.
Oscar Camenzind is a former professional road racing cyclist from Switzerland. He is national road champion of 1997. In 1998 he won the World Road Championship and the Giro di Lombardia, in 2000 he won the Tour de Suisse and he won Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2001. His career came to an abrupt end when he retired from pro cycling after a positive doping test in July 2004 for erythropoietin, leading into the Athens Olympics. After confessing to the use, in 2005 he was sued in Swiss court in order to name his supplier, which he refused to do fearing retribution.
Thomas Dekker is a Dutch former professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights included winning Tirreno–Adriatico in 2006 and Tour de Romandie in 2007. He won two Dutch National Time Trial Championships and represented his country at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece.
Fritz Schär was a Swiss cyclist who in 1953 won the first points classification ever in the Tour de France. He also finished third in the general classification in the 1954 Tour de France. He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1953.
Thomas Löfkvist is a Swedish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for the UCI Professional Continental team IAM Cycling. Since 2015 Thomas Löfkvist is general manager of Swedish professional cycling team Team Tre Berg–PostNord. He became the youngest Swedish professional road bicycle racer when he started his professional bicycling career in FDJeux.com at the age of 19 in 2004. Löfkvist was a good time trialist with solid climbing abilities, winning the Monte Paschi Eroica in 2009 with a powerful attack during the steep final kilometer ascent. He has previously used, both within and outside of the cycling world, the surname spelling 'Lövkvist'. Beginning with the cycling season of 2010 he is using his legal surname Löfkvist throughout.
Nicolas Roche is an Irish professional road bicycle racer born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Yvelines, France, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb. He has twice been national champion and has twice finished in the top ten of the Vuelta a España, and won stages in 2013 and 2015. He represented Ireland at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the road race. He has competed for Ireland 7 times at the road world championships.
Geraint Howell Thomas, is a Welsh professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos, Wales and Great Britain, competing on both track and road. On the track, he has won three World Championships, and two Olympic gold medals, while on the road he won the 2018 Tour de France.
Martin Elmiger is a Swiss former road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2001 and 2017 for the Post Swiss Team, Phonak, Ag2r–La Mondiale, IAM Cycling and BMC Racing Team squads.
Rolf Järmann is a retired road bicycle racer from Switzerland, who was a professional rider from 1988 to 1999. He twice won the Amstel Gold Race during his career. He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1990. He also won the Tour de Pologne 1997.
Michael Schär is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam CCC Team.
Festina is a former professional cycling team that was active in the professional peloton from 1989 to 2001. The team was sponsored by Spanish watch manufacturers Festina.
Paul Egli was a Swiss professional road bicycle racer. He is most known for his silver and bronze medals in respectively the 1938 and the 1937 UCI Road World Championships. He was also the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1935 and 1936.
Leo Amberg was a Swiss professional road bicycle racer. He is most known for his bronze medal in the 1938 UCI Road World Championships. He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1937 and 1938. He also rode in the 1947 Tour de France.
Mathias Frank is a Swiss road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale. He is considered as a strong climber, having finished 8th overall in the 2015 Tour de France, and winning a breakaway stage in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana.
Danilo Wyss is a Swiss road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. He is no relation to fellow Swiss cyclist Daniel Wyss who won the Race Across America in 2006 and 2009.
Gilbert Glaus is a retired Swiss professional road bicycle racer. In 1978, Glaus became amateur world champion, and he became a professional cyclist in 1982. In 1983, Glaus won a stage in the 1983 Tour de France, but in the 1984 Tour de France he was the Lanterne rouge. He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1982. He also competed in the individual road race and team time trial events at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Luke Rowe is a Welsh racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.
Michał Kwiatkowski is a Polish professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.
IAM Cycling was a Swiss registered UCI WorldTour cycling team, managed by former French road race champion Serge Beucherie.
The title sponsor was IAM Independent Asset Management SA, a Swiss investment management company.
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