Historic Overview Daniel Gisiger

Rider

Overall Rank1006
NameDaniel GISIGER
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth09-Oct-1954 - Baccarat-Fra (Lorraine)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Daniel Gisiger

Daniel Gisiger, born 9 October 1954, in Baccarat, is a retired Swiss road and track cyclist. He grew up in Bienne, in RC Olympia Biel-Bienne.

One of his strongest disciplines was the road time trial where he twice won the prestigious Grand Prix des Nations time trial in 1981 and 1983, generally regarded at the time as the unofficial world time trial championship as well as the Trofeo Baracchi a two-man team time trial on three occasions, once each with Serge Demierre, Roberto Visentini and Silvano Contini. He was one of the first world-class riders to use a special aerodynamic bike with concealed cables and aerodynamic components and also placed emphasis on aerodynamic clothing by wearing a one-piece Lycra skinsuit.

In his earlier pre-professional years he broke the World Hour Record for amateur riders with 46.745 km, just 1,686 metres short of Eddy Merckx's professional record set at a higher altitude in 1972 in Mexico City.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia - stages 1981 (1), 1985 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1978 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1981 (1), 1983 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1981 (1), 1982 (1)
More results

Seasons

Daniel Gisiger - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1977 Lejeune - BP 1 512
2. 1978 Lejeune - BP 323 137
3. 1979 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel 302 144
4. 1980 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel - Volvo 390 121
5. 1981 Cilo - Aufina 933 50
6. 1982 Hoonved - Bottecchia 725 59
7. 1983 Malvor - Bottecchia 483 96
8. 1984 Atala - Campagnolo 324 156
9. 1985 Atala - Ofmega - Campagnolo 177 250
10. 1986 Cilo - Aufina - Gemeaz Cusin 164 285
11. 1987 Isotonic - Cyndarella 303 188
12. 1988 Cyndarella - Isotonic 152 300
Overall: 4277 1006