Alex Rasmussen

Alex Nicki Rasmussen (born 9 June 1984) is a Danish former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2009 and 2016 for the Team Saxo Bank, HTC–Highroad, Garmin–Sharp, Riwal Cycling Team, Team TreFor–Blue Water and Team ColoQuick–Cult teams. Primarily specialising in track cycling, Rasmussen was also proficient in road racing, winning the Danish National Road Race Championships in 2007.

Alex Rasmussen
Rasmussen 4JDD 2010 1.JPG
Rasmussen at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameAlex Nicki Rasmussen
Born (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 35)
Odense, Southern Denmark, Denmark
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Discipline
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Amateur teams
2007Odense Energi
2008Team Designa Køkken
Professional teams
2009–2010Team Saxo Bank
2011HTC–Highroad
2012–2013Garmin–Barracuda
2014Riwal Cycling Team
2015Team TreFor–Blue Water
2016Team ColoQuick–Cult
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stages (2011, 2012)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2007)

CareerEdit

He was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, Rasmussen won the Danish Madison Championships six times in a row, and as such, are nicknamed the 'Par nummer syv' (Pair number seven).

On 15 September 2011, his contract with HTC–Highroad was terminated for missing a doping control, at which time the team was made aware of two previous controls he had missed before he joined them. Rasmussen was also removed from the Danish UCI Championships team, and faced criminal prosecution.[1] However, on 17 November, Rasmussen was cleared of the charges due to a procedural error on the part of the UCI.[2] His previously signed contract with Garmin–Barracuda for the 2012 season, nullified upon news of the whereabouts violations, was again honored.[3] The UCI appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in December 2011, with the original decision being overturned on 4 July 2012. As a result, Rasmussen was given a backdated 18-month ban, meaning that he would be suspended until April 2013. His contract with the renamed Garmin–Sharp squad was also terminated.[4][5]

On 19 March 2013, Garmin–Sharp re-signed Rasmussen for the remainder of the 2013 season.[6][7] Rasmussen left Garmin–Sharp following the 2013 season,[8] and subsequently announced plans to re-enter track cycling.[9] Rasmussen joined Riwal Cycling Team for the 2014 season.[10]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2001
National Championships
1st   Kilo
1st   Team pursuit
National Junior Championships
1st   Kilo
1st   Sprint
1st   Team pursuit
2002
National Championships
1st   Kilo
National Junior Championships
1st   Kilo
1st   Points race
1st   Sprint
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Scratch, UCI Junior World Championships
2003
National Championships
1st   Kilo
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit, National Under-23 Championships
3rd   Scratch, UEC European Under-23 Championships
2004
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st   Scratch
2nd   Madison
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Kilo
1st   Madison (with Michael Berling)
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit, National Under-23 Championships
2005
1st   Scratch race, UCI World Championships
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st   Scratch
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Kilo
1st   Madison (with Michael Berling)
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit, National Under-23 Championships
2006
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Kilo
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st   Team pursuit
2007
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
1st Six Days of Grenoble (with Michael Mørkøv)
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI World Championships
2008
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st Six Days of Grenoble (with Michael Mørkøv)
2nd   Team pursuit, Summer Olympics
UCI World Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Madison
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
2009
UCI World Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv), National Championships
1st Six Days of Ghent (with Michael Mørkøv)
1st Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
2010
1st   Scratch race, UCI World Championships
1st   Madison (with Michael Mørkøv), National Championships
1st Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Michael Mørkøv)
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Michael Mørkøv)
2011
1st Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
2012
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
2014
2nd   Team pursuit, UCI World Championships
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Michael Mørkøv)
2015
1st Six Days of Copenhagen (with Michael Mørkøv)
2nd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Michael Mørkøv)
2016
1st Six Days of Copenhagen (with Jesper Mørkøv)

RoadEdit

2004
6th Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2006
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
1st Overall Tour de Berlin
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
3rd GP Herning
9th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2007
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Colliers Classic
5th Overall Tour de Bretagne
6th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st   Points classification
2008
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st   Points classification
1st Prologue, Stages 1, 3 & 9
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Oise
3rd Rogaland GP
4th Duo Normand (with Jens-Erik Madsen)
2009
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Giro del Capo Challenge 4
4th Profronde van Fryslan
2010
1st GP Herning
Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Designa Grand Prix
2011
1st Philadelphia International Championship
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2012
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Grand Prix de Denain
2013
1st Stage 1 Bayern–Rundfahrt
National Road Championships
4th Time trial
7th Road race
2014
Dookoła Mazowsza
1st Stages 3 & 4
2nd Skive–Løbet
7th Time trial, National Road Championships[11]

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia 153 150
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 134
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alex Rasmussen fired for missing doping controls". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Alex Rasmussen cleared of missed tests". Associated Press. ESPN. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Team Garmin-Cervélo unveils 2012 men's Pro Team roster". Garmin-Cervélo. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 18 November 2011. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ Stokes, Shane (4 July 2012). "Garmin-Sharp releases Alex Rasmussen following CAS whereabouts suspension". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  5. ^ Benson, Daniel; Cossins, Peter (4 July 2012). "Rasmussen fired from Garmin-Sharp". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Rasmussen re-signs with Garmin-Sharp". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  7. ^ Jesper Ralbjerg (19 March 2013). "Rasmussen returns to Garmin-Sharp". CyclingQuotes. JJnet.dk A/S. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  8. ^ "No new contract for Alex Rasmussen at Garmin-Sharp". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Rasmussen to the track". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  10. ^ Nielsen, Søren K. (5 November 2013). "Alex Rasmussen cykler for Riwal" [Alex Rasmussen cycles for Riwal]. DR (in Danish). Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Quaade wins Danish time trial title". cyclingnews.com. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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