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Historic Overview Urs Freuler

Rider

Overall Rank869
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 1982 he won three stages, in 1984 he won four stages and in 1985 he once again claimed three stage victories. In total he won 15 stages in the Giro and also claimed the points classification in 1984.

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Badges

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Major Victories

G.P. Pino Cerami 1986
Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1985
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1988 (1)
Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps - stages 1983 (1), 1985 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1982 (3), 1984 (4), 1985 (3), 1986 (1), 1987 (1), 1988 (1), 1989 (2)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1990 (1)
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali - stages 1985 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1989 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1981 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1981 (1), 1989 (2), 1990 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1981 (1), 1982 (1), 1983 (2), 1985 (1), 1986 (1), 1987 (1), 1988 (1), 1989 (1)
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Seasons

Urs Freuler - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1979 Individual 6 729
2. 1980 Bilta - Echter Glarner - Chämi Salami - Colner 1 995
3. 1981 TI - Raleigh - Creda 447 140
4. 1982 Atala - Campagnolo 636 84
5. 1983 Atala - Campagnolo 572 88
6. 1984 Atala - Campagnolo 738 63
7. 1985 Atala - Ofmega - Campagnolo 891 51
8. 1986 Atala - Ofmega 541 96
9. 1987 Atala - Ofmega 413 166
10. 1988 Panasonic - Isostar 447 144
11. 1989 Panasonic - Isostar 526 109
12. 1990 Panasonic - Sportlife 387 156
13. 1991 Telekom 149 327
14. 1992 Bleiker - Appenzeller Käse 38 576
15. 1993 Wheeler 1 1164
16. 1994 Lopper - Wheeler 26 601
17. 1995 Lopper - Wheeler - Jordi 8 890
Overall: 5827 869