Andrej Hauptman

Andrej Hauptman (born 5 May 1975) is a Slovenian former professional road racing cyclist. In 2001 he became the first Slovenian rider to take a world championship medal in cycling when he won the bronze in the road race at the Road World Championships.[1] After retiring from competition, he became a cycling coach: he is coach of fellow Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar and also serves as head coach and head of selectors for the Slovenian national cycling team.[1][2] He formerly managed Ljubljana Gusto Santic, where as well as guiding Pogačar through his under-23 career he coached Primož Roglič when the latter switched from ski jumping to cycling and rode for the team's development squad.[3][4] In May 2019 Hauptman joined UAE Team Emirates as a directeur sportif after Pogačar joined the team.[3]

Andrej Hauptman
Personal information
Full nameAndrej Hauptman
Born (1975-05-05) 5 May 1975 (age 46)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
1999–2000Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
2001Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
2002Tacconi Sport
2003Vini Caldirola - So.di
2005Fassa Bortolo
2006Radenska Powerbar
Medal record
Representing  Slovenia
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Lisbon Elite Men's Road Race

Major resultsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Inside Slovenia's Astonishing Rise to the Very Top of Cycling". Rouleur. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  2. ^ Fotheringham, William (20 September 2020). "Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar an odd couple leading Slovenia's charge to glory". Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b McGrath, Andy (21 June 2021). "Tadej Pogačar: from Slovenian village unicyclist to Tour de France champion". Rouleur. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  4. ^ Hood, Andrew (27 January 2020). "How Primož Roglič made the leap from ski jumper to grand tour winner". VeloNews. Retrieved 10 July 2021.

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