Historic Overview Rubens Bertogliati
Rubens Bertogliati (born 9 May 1979 in Lugano) is a Swiss retired road racing cyclist, whose breakthrough came in the 2002 Tour de France, when he was riding for the Italian Lampre–Daikin team. In 2012, he rode for Team Novo Nordisk, and ended his career at the end of the season.
Bertogliati won the first stage of the Tour, which took place in the hilly country of Luxembourg. The victory also earned him the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification. He kept the jersey after stage two, when he finished in 29th position. After the third stage, German sprinter Erik Zabel took the leader's yellow jersey from Bertogliati.
Bertogliati's first win came a few months earlier at the GP Chiasso, but it was his efforts in July that made him famous. He started his career as a professional with the Lampre–Daikin team in 2000. From 2004 to 2008 he rode for the Spanish Saunier Duval–Prodir team.