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Historic Overview Niki Rüttimann

Rider

Overall Rank623
NameNiki RÜTTIMANN
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth18-Aug-1962 - Untereggen (Sankt Gallen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Niki Rüttimann (born 18 August 1962 in Untereggen) is a Swiss former road bicycle racer. Ruttiman was one of the most important domestiques of the La Vie Claire teams of the mid 1980s. In the 1984 Tour de France he finished 11th overall riding in support of Bernard Hinault who placed 2nd. During the 1985 Tour de France as well as the 1986 Tour de France he was right there between Hinault and Greg LeMond as they battled for Tour victories both years. He finished 13th in 1985 and 7th in 1986 while also winning stage 14. In 1987 he won a stage in the Tour de Romandie and a stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné and went into the Tour supporting Jean-François Bernard being as Hinault had retired and LeMond was recovering from a gunshot wound. Bernard held the yellow jersey late in the race and finished 3rd overall as Ruttiman was there until the end, but abandoned on the final stage in the high mountains. He won two stages and finished 2nd overall in the 1988 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

9

Major Victories

Clasica San Sebastian 1984
Route du Sud 1986
Etoile de Bessèges 1986
Tour de France - stages 1986 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1987 (1), 1988 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1987 (1)
Coors Classic - stages 1983 (1)
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Seasons

Niki Rüttimann - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1981 Individual 3 848
2. 1982 Individual 2 991
3. 1983 Individual 99 359
4. 1984 La Vie Claire - Terraillon 1417 17
5. 1985 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 1470 19
6. 1986 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 1426 21
7. 1987 Toshiba - Look - La Vie Claire 872 48
8. 1988 Weinmann - La Suisse - SMM Uster 635 93
9. 1989 Helvetia - La Suisse 407 148
10. 1990 Helvetia - La Suisse 472 128
Overall: 6803 623