Historic Overview Urs Zimmermann

Rider

Overall Rank596
NameUrs ZIMMERMANN
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth29-Nov-1959 - Mühledorf (Solothurn)
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Urs Zimmermann - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1983 Cilo 20 490
2. 1984 Cilo 758 54
3. 1985 Carrera 376 140
4. 1986 Carrera 2104 4
5. 1987 Carrera 410 149
6. 1988 Carrera 1026 38
7. 1989 Carrera 757 57
8. 1990 7-Eleven 85 407
9. 1991 Motorola 292 189
10. 1992 Motorola 155 292
Overall: 5983 596

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