Historic Overview Lars Michaelsen

Rider

Overall Rank827
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

Badges

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 29 596
2. 1991 Individual 0 1395
3. 1992 Individual 0 1274
4. 1994 Catavana - A.S. Corbeil-Essonnes - Cedico 211 230
5. 1995 Festina - Lotus 636 72
6. 1996 Festina - Lotus 405 124
7. 1997 TVM - Farm Frites 730 66
8. 1998 TVM - Farm Frites 389 153
9. 1999 La Francaise des Jeux 877 60
10. 2000 La Francaise des Jeux 401 171
11. 2001 Team Coast - Buffalo 143 378
12. 2002 Team Coast 592 100
13. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 110 449
14. 2004 Team CSC 185 326
15. 2005 Team CSC 410 155
16. 2006 Team CSC 143 380
17. 2007 Team CSC 143 393
Overall: 5404 827