Historic Overview Urs Zimmermann

Rider

Overall Rank688
NameUrs ZIMMERMANN
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth29-Nov-1959 - Mühledorf (Solothurn)
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Biography

Urs Zimmermann (born 29 November 1959 in Mühledorf) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist. He stood on the podium in two of the three Grand Tour events after finishing third in 1986 Tour de France and 1988 Giro d'Italia. He also won several stage races such as the Tour de Suisse, Dauphiné Libéré and Critérium International.

After the eleventh stage of the 1991 Tour de France, there was a rest day, on which the cyclists were transferred from Nantes to Pau, by airplane. Zimmermann had a fear of flying, so he refused to use the airplane. The jury then disqualified him, but after the other cyclists protested, he was allowed to use other means of transportation.

He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1986.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Giro del Lazio 1986
Tour de Suisse 1984
Dauphiné Libéré 1986
Critérium International 1986
Giro del Trentino 1988
Tour de Romandie - stages 1988 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1986 (1)
Giro del Trentino - stages 1988 (1)
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Seasons

Urs Zimmermann - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1983 Cilo - Aufina 20 522
2. 1984 Cilo - Aufina - Crans-Montana 726 59
3. 1985 Carrera - Inoxpran 350 153
4. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 2159 4
5. 1987 Carrera - Vagabond - Peugeot 394 165
6. 1988 Carrera - Vagabond 1026 38
7. 1989 Carrera - Vagabond 750 57
8. 1990 7-Eleven - Hoonved 86 406
9. 1991 Motorola 299 190
10. 1992 Motorola 154 292
Overall: 5964 688