Historic Overview Christopher Boardman

Rider

Overall Rank674
NameChristopher BOARDMAN
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth26-Aug-1968 - Hoylake (Merseyside)
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Biography

Christopher Boardman

Christopher Miles Boardman, MBE (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 separate 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 made 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

Major Victories

Paris - Nice - stages 1999 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1994 (1), 1997 (1), 1998 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1998 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1994 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1995 (1), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1998 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1997 (2)

Seasons

Christopher Boardman - Scores by Season