Historic Overview Lars Michaelsen

Rider

Overall Rank785
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

Badges

4 5

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


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1989 Individual 5 1002
2. 1990 Individual 36 615
3. 1991 Individual 22 719
4. 1992 Individual 95 398
5. 1993 Individual 34 518
6. 1994 Catavana - A.S. Corbeil-Essonnes - Cedico 213 234
7. 1995 Festina - Lotus 656 72
8. 1996 Festina - Lotus 440 118
9. 1997 TVM - Farm Frites 757 65
10. 1998 TVM - Farm Frites 414 149
11. 1999 Francaise des Jeux 913 61
12. 2000 Francaise des Jeux 436 164
13. 2001 Team Coast - Buffalo 148 391
14. 2002 Team Coast 630 93
15. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 121 448
16. 2004 Team CSC 207 312
17. 2005 Team CSC 413 157
18. 2006 Team CSC 144 395
19. 2007 Team CSC 144 400
Overall: 5828 785