Historic Overview Lars Michaelsen

Rider

Overall Rank739
NameLars MICHAELSEN
Country
  Denmark
Date of birth13-Mar-1969 - Farum (Hovedstaden)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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
Vuelta a España - stages 1997 (1)
More results

Seasons

Lars Michaelsen - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1990 Castorama 28 591
2. 1994 Catavana - A.S. Corbeil-Essonnes - Cedico 194 239
3. 1995 Festina - Lotus 618 72
4. 1996 Festina - Lotus 394 122
5. 1997 TVM - Farm Frites 622 73
6. 1998 TVM - Farm Frites 418 133
7. 1999 La Francaise des Jeux 905 55
8. 2000 La Francaise des Jeux 411 158
9. 2001 Team Coast - Buffalo 154 361
10. 2002 Team Coast 637 89
11. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 113 453
12. 2004 Team CSC 188 321
13. 2005 Team CSC 454 138
14. 2006 Team CSC 151 368
15. 2007 Team CSC 151 379
Overall: 5438 739