Historic Overview Jesper Skibby

Rider

Overall Rank440
NameJesper SKIBBY
Country
  Denmark
Date of birth21-Mar-1964 - Silkeborg (Midtjyllen)
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Biography

Jesper Skibby

Jesper Skibby (born 21 March 1964 in Silkeborg, Denmark) is a retired professional road racing cyclist. He won at least one stage at each of the major tours. He was one of the most popular in Denmark, not only because of his talent, but also because of his wit and his constant banter. He rode for the Dutch TVM from 1989 to 1997, but switched to the Danish team Team home - Jack & Jones in 1998, where he ended his active career in 2000.

He participated in Tour de France 11 times, completed it 8 times, and won stage 5 between Avranches and Évreux in 1993. He is one of the relatively few riders to have won stages in all three major tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España), and the only Dane. In March 1993 Skibby suffered a double fracture of the skull during a crash in the bunch sprint of stage 5 of Tirreno–Adriatico, however he made a remarkable recovery and was back racing later that year.

Skibby won the Tour of Holland stage race in 1994 after an epic breakaway on the last stage, as well as numerous individual stages in other races. In the 1987 Tour of Flanders, he was leading the race when his bike got driven over by a race director car climbing the Koppenberg, resulting in a deformed wheel. As a result, the Koppenberg got taken out of the route of the Tour of Flanders for 17 years before returning in 2004 with improved rider safety.

In 2005 he participated in the television show Vild Med Dans (Dancing with the Stars).

In August 2013 he participated in the television show Doping Epidemien (Doping Epidemics) where he told about the consequences of using doping for more than 10 years.

His sister is Olympic cyclist Karina Skibby and his father is Olympic cyclist Willy Skibby.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de France - stages 1993 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1989 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1991 (2), 1995 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1991 (1), 1994 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1999 (1)
More results

Seasons

Jesper Skibby - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Roland - Van de Ven 65 453
2. 1987 Roland - Skala - TW Rock - Chiori 520 119
3. 1988 Roland 263 212
4. 1989 TVM - Van Schilt 1036 38
5. 1990 TVM - Yoko 802 61
6. 1991 TVM - Sanyo 1127 37
7. 1992 TVM - Sanyo 661 80
8. 1993 TVM - Bison Kit 750 58
9. 1994 TVM - Bison Kit 678 64
10. 1995 TVM 885 45
11. 1996 TVM - Farm Frites 471 98
12. 1997 TVM - Farm Frites 295 183
13. 1998 Team Home - Jack & Jones 51 484
14. 1999 Team Home - Jack & Jones 222 244
15. 2000 Memory Card - Jack & Jones 105 427
Overall: 7931 440