Andrew Talansky (born November 23, 1988) is an American professional triathlete. Between 2011 and 2017, he competed for Garmin–Cervélo on the UCI World Tour, cycling's highest road racing league. Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, Talansky was raised in Key Biscayne, Florida, an island near Miami, Florida. He resides in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, and in Napa, California.
Talansky at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Andrew Talansky|
|Born||November 23, 1988|
Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|2009||Amore & Vita–McDonald's|
|2010||Giant Berry Farm–Specialized|
Talansky competed in cross-country running at high school in Florida before taking up competitive cycling at age 17. After success in local amateur races, he moved to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, winning the collegiate national championship race in his freshman year. He left college after one year to join the Amore & Vita team in Italy in 2009, but found the conditions unsatisfactory and returned to the US that spring. He raced in the US in 2009 without team support. After a strong ride at the Tour of the Gila race, he joined Garmin for the 2010 season, moving up to the professional team for 2011, where he made the top ten at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
In 2012, Talansky scored his first professional victory in Europe at the Tour de l'Ain, and was named Garmin's lead rider for the 2012 Vuelta a España, finishing seventh on the general classification. In 2013, he came second in Paris-Nice, having led the race for two days, and was selected for the Tour de France for the first time, again making the top ten overall.
In September 2017 Talansky announced his retirement from competition via an Instagram post. However, the following month he indicated that he had "un-retired" and would take up competing in triathlon.
- 1st Road race, National Collegiate Road Championships
- 1st Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 6th Overall Tour of the Gila
- 10th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
- 4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
- 9th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
- 7th Overall Vuelta a España
- 8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 2nd Overall Paris–Nice
- 6th Overall Critérium International
- 10th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Time trial, National Road Championships
- 10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 3rd Overall Tour of Utah
- 1st Stage 6
- 4th Overall Tour of California
- 5th Overall Vuelta a España
- 5th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 3rd Overall Tour of California
- 1st Stage 5
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||10||DNF||11||—||49|
|Vuelta a España||79||7||—||51||DNF||5||—|
|Major stage race general classification results|
|Volta a Catalunya||—||—||—||7||31||—||DNF|
|Tour of the Basque Country||97||—||29||—||49||—||DNF|
|Tour de Romandie||9||2||16||11||—||105||—|
|Critérium du Dauphiné||—||—||28||1||10||—||22|
|Tour de Suisse||DNF||—||—||—||—||5||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. December 28, 2012. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- "Andrew Talansky at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. June 16, 2014. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- Hood, Andrew (April 6, 2011). "A conversation with Andrew Talansky: Part I, from Miami to Europe". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
I was born in New York, but I moved to Florida when I was two. I graduated from high school in Miami. That’s when I started to ride.
- Dreier, Frederick (July 10, 2013). "Top American in Tour de France Is a Rookie: Andrew Talansky, 24, Took a Different Path to the Big Race". WSJ. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- Startt, James. "Garmin Sees Its Future in Rising American Star Andrew Talansky". Bicycling.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- "Chris Froome 12th at Dauphine as Andrew Talansky wins". BBC. June 15, 2014.
- "Tour de Farce: Talansky bravery, Gallopin glory, Sagan anger". Eurosport. Yahoo. July 16, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Talansky announces his retirement". cyclingnews.com. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
- "Talansky taking up triathlon". cyclingnews.com. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.