Historic Overview Alan Peiper

Rider

Overall Rank1057
NameAlan PEIPER
Country
  Australia
Date of birth26-Mar-1960 - Alexandra (Victoria)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Alan Peiper

Allan Peiper (born 26 April 1960 in Alexandra in the Australian state of Victoria), is a retired Australian professional cyclist and current pro cycling team manager.

He began cycling at 12 years of age, competing on both road and track, with success. Selected for the Australian team, at the 1977 Junior World Championships in Vienna, Austria. The 16 year old Peiper, then went to race in Belgium. He stayed for the next three years. Winning races, as a junior, then amateur, hardened a mindset & reputation, that remains to this day. Intense racing and travelling, eventually, took its toll on his health. In late 1979, following an illness, he returned to Australia, to recover. He didn't race again, until late 1980.

A key figure in Peiper's recovery, and return to top level racing, was Peter Brotherton a former British Olympic cyclist (he settled in Melbourne, after the 1956 Summer Olympics) who was building frames & helping riders with training advice. A highly successful return to racing in 1981, winning often, and the Dulux Tour of New Zealand, gave Peiper, the chance to return to Europe in 1982, with the ACBB amateur team, based in Paris, France.

The 1982 season with ACBB, was successful. Winning 14 races, amateur classics, and the prestigious Grand Prix des Nations TT. This earned him a professional contract with Peugeot for 1983. In 10 years, he rode the Tour de France five times, the Giro d'Italia four times & the Vuelta a España once (10 Grand Tours). In his career, Peiper raced with 3 Professional Cycling teams: Peugeot, Panasonic and Tulip Computers, winning more than 35 races, including stages of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Allan now resides in Belgium. After six years working with BMC Racing Team, the team disbanded at the end of the 2018 season. In 2019, Allan, will be working with UAE Team Emirates as Lead DS.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

6

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia - stages 1990 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1985 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1984 (1)
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1984 (1)
Tour of Britain - stages 1987 (1)
Tour of Ireland - Nissan Classic - stages 1988 (1)
More results

Seasons

Alan Peiper - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1982 Individual 10 730
2. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 261 207
3. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 518 100
4. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 555 103
5. 1986 Panasonic 408 149
6. 1987 Panasonic - Isostar 685 86
7. 1988 Panasonic - Isostar 645 91
8. 1989 Panasonic - Isostar 328 188
9. 1990 Panasonic - Sportlife 500 121
10. 1991 Tulip Computers 583 100
11. 1992 Tulip Computers 239 226
Overall: 4732 1057