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, after announcing his retirement as a rider on 13 May 2013. On 15 August 2013, Klier admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs between 1999 and 2006. Born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Klier currently resides in the Balearic Island of Majorca. In April 2011, during a training ride, he avoided a collision with a car, from that moment onwards he had a bit of oak installed into his bike frame and thus could avoid accidents by touching wood. Bikes were sold with oak to raise money for the Plant for the Planet charity. 
|Full name||Andreas Klier|
|Born||15 January 1976|
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Rider type||Classics specialist|
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. Later that day, the organization issued a statement confirming his acceptance to a six-month ban from 12 August 2013 to 18 February 2014. The action also included the stripping of all race results from 21 July 2005 onwards. 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.
- 10th, Grand Prix Pino Cerami
- 10th, Overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
- 3rd, Circuit Franco-Belge
- 7th, Gent–Wevelgem
- 9th, E3 Harelbeke
- 6th, Sparkassen Giro Bochum
- 7th, Grand Prix de l'Escaut
- 1st, Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
- 1st, Gent–Wevelgem
- 6th, Tour of Flanders
- 7th, E3 Harelbeke
- 10th, Gent–Wevelgem
- 2nd, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
- 2nd, Tour of Flanders
- 4th, Overall, Tour of Saxony
- 10th, Overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||105||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||74||—||119||DNF||DNF||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "Andreas Klier retires to become a team director at Garmin Sharp". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Andreas Klier at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Bacon, E. (2014). The Best of Luck. In: E. Bacon and L. Birnie, ed., The Cycling Anthology: Volume One. London: Yellow Jersey Press, pp.178-191.
- 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.
- "Andreas Klier at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- "Andreas Klier at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
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