Historic Overview Urs Freuler

Rider

Overall Rank763
NameUrs FREULER
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth06-Nov-1958 - Bilten (Glarus)
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Biography

Urs Freuler (born 6 November 1958 in Bilten, Canton of Glarus) is a Swiss cyclist, who raced professionally between 1980 and 1997, during which he won 124 victories. He was named Swiss Sports Personality of the Year in 1982 and 1983.

He was born in Bilten. As an amateur, he was the champion of his country in several categories and also achieved fame in international competitions.

He was a racer of great speed, who participated both in road races as well as track cycling. In the latter, he was the world champion in the keirin twice and the points race eight times and victor in 21 six-day races. On the road, he was victorious in numerous stages and criteriums. He competed in the team pursuit event at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

In 1981, Freuler was riding for a personal sponsor, when the TI–Raleighcycling team had problems to form a team for the 1981 Tour de France. The rules allowed for the Raleigh team to hire cyclists who were not riding for a cycling team, and Freuler was added to the Tour squad. Because Freuler, as a still young professional and with contracts for a full winter season of Six Days coming up, his team leader Peter Post and Freuler agreed that Freuler, although capable of taking on mountain stages, had to leave the race before the Alps would be visited. Freuler, who acted as a replacement for sprinter Jan Raas, was able to win with TI–Raleighthe two team time trials and stage 7, and left the race in stage 15. After that he never started in the Tour again,. Freuler, for the chief part of his career riding for Italian teams, did win in another of the three Grand Tours, the Giro d'Italia, from 1982 to 1989 in total 15 stages and the points classification in 1984.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1985
Tour de Suisse - stages 1981 (1), 1982 (1), 1983 (2), 1985 (1), 1986 (1), 1987 (1), 1988 (1), 1989 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1981 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1982 (3), 1984 (4), 1985 (3), 1986 (1), 1987 (1), 1988 (1), 1989 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1981 (1), 1989 (2), 1990 (2)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1989 (1)
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1988 (1)
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali - stages 1985 (1)
Giro del Trentino - stages 1983 (1), 1985 (1)
More results

Seasons

Urs Freuler - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1980 Bilta 1 609
2. 1981 TI-Raleigh - Creda 436 132
3. 1982 Atala - Campagnolo 594 83
4. 1983 Atala - Campagnolo 549 87
5. 1984 Atala - Campagnolo 685 65
6. 1985 Atala - Ofmega - Campagnolo 855 50
7. 1986 Atala - Ofmega 518 94
8. 1987 Atala - Ofmega 398 163
9. 1988 Panasonic - Isostar 427 138
10. 1989 Panasonic - Isostar 502 104
11. 1990 Panasonic - Sportlife 356 153
12. 1991 Telekom 144 317
13. 1992 Bleiker - Appenzeller Käse 37 522
14. 1993 Wheeler 1 731
15. 1994 Lopper - Wheeler 25 532
16. 1995 Lopper - Wheeler - Jordi 8 671
Overall: 5536 763