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Historic Overview Chris Boardman

Rider

Overall Rank734
NameChris BOARDMAN
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth26-Aug-1968 - Hoylake (Merseyside)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Chris Boardman

Christopher Miles Boardman, (born 26 August 1968) is a British former racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three occasions at the Tour de France. In 1992, he was awarded an MBE for services to cycling.

Boardman's nickname is "The Professor", for his meticulous attention to detail in preparation and training, and his technical know-how. He had an altitude tent built in his house to help him prepare for the hour record attempt, although in an interview he claimed that all it did was help him focus. Boardman focused on interval training. He was a keen user of power measuring devices. For his winning ways in time trials and prologues of stage races, he was also nicknamed "Mr. Prologue".

Boardman is also notable for having used the Lotus 108 time trial bicycle designed by Mike Burrows and built by the sports car manufacturer Lotus. Later he worked with the UK carbon fibre bike specialist Hotta, to produce other time-trial frame designs, which he raced in various events including world championships, and Olympic games. He is now involved in producing commercial and competition bikes with the Boardman Bikes and Boardman Elite ventures.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

5 3 6 2 33

Major Victories

World Championships Time Trial 1994
G.P. des Nations 1996
Critérium International 1996
Chrono des Nations - Les Herbiers 1993, 1996
Tour de France - stages 1994 (1), 1997 (1), 1998 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1996 (1), 1999 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1994 (3), 1995 (1), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1998 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1997 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1994 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1997 (2), 1998 (2)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 1997 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1995 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1999 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1996 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 1994 (2)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1995 (1), 1996 (1)
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Seasons

Chris Boardman - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1989 Individual 0 1614
2. 1991 Individual 3 1151
3. 1993 GAN 188 249
4. 1994 GAN 1033 36
5. 1995 GAN 552 89
6. 1996 GAN 1549 22
7. 1997 GAN 1311 24
8. 1998 Crédit Agricole 695 79
9. 1999 Crédit Agricole 584 99
10. 2000 Crédit Agricole 344 216
Overall: 6259 734