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Andreas Klier (born 15 January 1976) is a retired German professional road racing cyclist. He competed professionally between 1996 and 2013. Klier moved into a managerial role with his final professional team, Garmin–Sharp,[1] after announcing his retirement as a rider on 13 May 2013.[2] On 15 August 2013, Klier admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs between 1999 and 2006.[3][4] Born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Klier currently resides in the Balearic Island of Majorca.[5]

Andreas Klier
Andreas Klier 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full nameAndreas Klier
NicknameGPS Klier
Born (1976-01-15) 15 January 1976 (age 43)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional team(s)
1996–1998Team Nürnberger
1999–2000TVM
2001–2008Team Telekom
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011–2013Garmin–Cervélo
Major wins
Gent–Wevelgem (2003)

Contents

CareerEdit

Doping confessionEdit

On 15 August 2013, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced that Klier would be suspended for six months after admitting to doping during the period of 1999 to 2006.[3] Later that day, the organization issued a statement confirming his acceptance to a six-month ban from 12 August 2013 to 18 February 2014.[3] The action also included the stripping of all race results from 21 July 2005 onwards.[3][4] Klier released his own statement later that day, which expressed regret at his decision of "chose[ing] the wrong path." "Along the road to the top of the sport, many years ago, I chose the wrong path, and I have been very sorry for it ever since. To everyone both in and out of cycling including my family, the fans, the sponsors, the sport I love, my peers, – especially those who made the right choices – I am deeply sorry," he said.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Sources:[7][8]

1998
10th, Grand Prix Pino Cerami
1999
10th, Overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
2000
3rd, Circuit Franco-Belge
7th, Gent–Wevelgem
9th, E3 Harelbeke
2001
6th, Sparkassen Giro Bochum
7th, Grand Prix de l'Escaut
2002
1st, Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
2003
1st, Gent–Wevelgem
2004
6th, Tour of Flanders
7th, E3 Harelbeke
10th, Gent–Wevelgem
2005
2nd, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2nd, Tour of Flanders
4th, Overall, Tour of Saxony
10th, Overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
Voided results from 21 July 2005[3]
2005
8th, UCI Road Race Championships
9th, Overall, Eneco Tour of Benelux
2006
9th, Tour of Flanders
2007
1st, Stage 13, Vuelta a España
6th, Overall, Tour of Qatar
2008
10th, GP Fina - Fayt-le-Franc
2009
5th, Overall, Tour of Qatar
5th, Gent–Wevelgem
7th, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2011
5th, Bayern-Rundfahrt

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia 78
  Tour de France 105 152 167
  Vuelta a España 74 119 DNF DNF 107 DNF 158
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
struck out Voided results
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Andreas Klier retires to become a team director at Garmin Sharp". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "German Cycling Athlete, Klier, Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation". USADA. Montreal, Quebec: World Anti-Doping Agency. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Shane Stokes (15 August 2013). "Klier admits usage of doping products during his pro career, loses results from 2005 onwards". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Andreas Klier at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  6. ^ Simon MacMichael (15 August 2013). "Garmin Sharp DS Andreas Klier banned for six months after admitting doping". road.cc. Bath, England: Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Andreas Klier at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Andreas Klier at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 7 March 2013.

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