Historic Overview Bjarne Riis

Rider

Overall Rank270
NameBjarne RIIS
Country
  Denmark
Date of birth03-Apr-1964 - Herning (Midtjylland)
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Biography

Bjarne Riis

Bjarne Lykkegård Riis (born 3 April 1964), nicknamed The Eagle from Herning (Danish: Ørnen fra Herning), is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who placed first in the 1996 Tour de France. For many years he was the owner and later manager of Russian UCI WorldTeam Tinkoff–Saxo. Other career highlights include placing first in the Amstel Gold Race in 1997, multiple Danish National Championships, and stage wins in the Giro d'Italia. On 25 May 2007, he admitted that he placed first in the Tour de France using banned substances, and he was no longer considered the winner by the Tour's organizers. In July 2008, the Tour reconfirmed his victory but with an asterisk label to indicate his doping offences.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de France 1996
Amstel Gold Race 1997
Tour de France - stages 1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1996 (2)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1989 (1), 1993 (1)

Seasons

Bjarne Riis - Scores by Season