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Lars Michaelsen

Lars Michaelsen

Former road bicycle racer, directuer sportif
Lars Michaelsen
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Intro Former road bicycle racer, directuer sportif
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Denmark
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 13 March 1969, Grimstad
Age 51 years
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Biography

Lars Michaelsen (born 13 March 1969) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for Team CSC. He got his break through in his second year as a professional, when he won the 1995 edition of Gent–Wevelgem. In the 1997 Vuelta a España he won stage 1 and wore the leader's jersey for three days (stage 2, 3 and 5). In 2002 he equalled the best ever Danish result in Paris–Roubaix when he finished fifth, a result he would duplicate in 2005. In the 2006 Paris–Roubaix he was once again in the group of favourites, but he helped team mate Fabian Cancellara win the race and finished 19th himself. In his last race, the 2007 Paris–Roubaix, he finished 11th after a strong race, where only a mechanical failure prevented him from following the favorites. Again a team mate, Stuart O'Grady, won the race. Michaelsen rode at four Olympic Games.
After retiring he became a directeur sportif, continuing with his final team until 2011 when he joined Leopard Trek. He subsequently returned to Team Saxo Bank in 2013.

Major results

1994
Paris–Bourges
Grand Prix Denain
1995
Gent–Wevelgem
1997
Stage 1, Vuelta a España
Stage 1, Vuelta a Burgos
1999
Stage 1 and Stage 5, Trans Canada
116th, 1999 Tour de France
2000
Stage 2, Danmark Rundt
Grand Prix Van Steenbergen
2003
Stage 2, Four Days of Dunkirk
Stage 2, Hessen Rundfahrt
2004
1st Clarendon Cup
2005
1 st Overall, Tour of Qatar
1 st Stage 3
2006
Stage 1, Tour de Georgia

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