Historic Overview Daniel Gisiger

Rider

Overall Rank1057
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.

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Badges

2

Major Victories

Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1981
G.P. des Nations 1981, 1983
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)
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Seasons

Daniel Gisiger - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1976 Individual 0 719
2. 1977 Lejeune - BP 1 515
3. 1978 Lejeune - BP 327 144
4. 1979 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel 401 119
5. 1980 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel - Volvo 394 133
6. 1981 Cilo - Aufina 949 50
7. 1982 Hoonved - Bottecchia 732 61
8. 1983 Malvor - Bottecchia 488 100
9. 1984 Atala - Campagnolo 335 163
10. 1985 Atala - Ofmega - Campagnolo 178 263
11. 1986 Cilo - Aufina - Gemeaz Cusin 166 298
12. 1987 Isotonic - Cyndarella 307 200
13. 1988 Cyndarella - Isotonic 157 300
Overall: 4435 1057