Andreas Klier

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] 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. [6]

Andreas Klier
Andreas Klier 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full nameAndreas Klier
NicknameGPS Klier
Born (1976-01-15) 15 January 1976 (age 44)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional teams
1996–1998Team Nürnberger
2001–2008Team Telekom
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
Major wins
Gent–Wevelgem (2003)


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.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit


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
Voided results from 21 July 2005[3]
8th, UCI Road Race Championships
9th, Overall, Eneco Tour of Benelux
9th, Tour of Flanders
1st, Stage 13, Vuelta a España
6th, Overall, Tour of Qatar
10th, GP Fina - Fayt-le-Franc
5th, Overall, Tour of Qatar
5th, Gent–Wevelgem
7th, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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
DSQ Disqualified
struck out Voided results
DNF Did not finish


  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". 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". Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Simon MacMichael (15 August 2013). "Garmin Sharp DS Andreas Klier banned for six months after admitting doping". Bath, England: Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Andreas Klier at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Andreas Klier at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 7 March 2013.

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