Historic Overview Lars Michaelsen

Rider

Overall Rank822
NameLars MICHAELSEN
Country
  Denmark
Date of birth13-Mar-1969 - Farum (Hovedstaden)
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Biography

Lars Michaelsen (born 13 March 1969) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for Team CSC. He got his break through in his second year as a professional, when he won the 1995 edition of Gent–Wevelgem. In the 1997 Vuelta a España he won stage 1 and wore the leader's jersey for three days (stage 2, 3 and 5). In 2002 he finished fifth in Paris–Roubaix, a result he would duplicate in 2005. In the 2006 Paris–Roubaix he was once again in the group of favourites, but he helped teammate Fabian Cancellara win the race and finished 19th himself. In his last race, the 2007 Paris–Roubaix, he finished 11th after a strong race, where only a mechanical failure prevented him from following the favorites. Again a teammate, Stuart O'Grady, won the race. Michaelsen rode at four Olympic Games.

After retiring he became a directeur sportif, continuing with his final team until 2011 when he joined Leopard Trek. He subsequently returned to Team Saxo Bank in 2013. Following the end of the then-Tinkoff team in 2016, he joined the Astana Proteam in 2017.

At the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, Michaelsen was driving the Astana team car when it crashed through a traffic island manned by a race volunteer. Consequently, he was given a period of suspension of 50 days and a fine of CHF 5,000 by the UCI.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Gent - Wevelgem 1995
Tour of Qatar 2005
Vuelta a España - stages 1997 (1)
Tour of Qatar - stages 2005 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 2003 (1)
More results

Seasons

Lars Michaelsen - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1990 Castorama 29 592
2. 1994 Catavana - A.S. Corbeil-Essonnes - Cedico 211 228
3. 1995 Festina - Lotus 630 72
4. 1996 Festina - Lotus 404 122
5. 1997 TVM - Farm Frites 728 65
6. 1998 TVM - Farm Frites 388 153
7. 1999 La Francaise des Jeux 867 60
8. 2000 La Francaise des Jeux 399 170
9. 2001 Team Coast - Buffalo 143 376
10. 2002 Team Coast 591 100
11. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 104 461
12. 2004 Team CSC 179 336
13. 2005 Team CSC 408 155
14. 2006 Team CSC 142 380
15. 2007 Team CSC 143 393
Overall: 5366 822