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Brian Bach Vandborg (born 4 December 1981) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2013.[2] Over his career, Vandborg competed for Team CSC (twice), Discovery Channel, Team GLS, Liquigas–Doimo, SpiderTech–C10 and Cannondale.

Brian Vandborg
Brian Vandborg, 2007.jpg
Vandborg at the 2007 Tour of California
Personal information
Full nameBrian Bach Vandborg
Born (1981-12-04) 4 December 1981 (age 37)
Snejbjerg, Denmark
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Professional team(s)
2004–2006Team CSC
2007Discovery Channel
2008Team GLS
2009–2010Liquigas
2011Saxo Bank–SunGard
2012SpiderTech–C10
2013Cannondale[1]
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (2006, 2013)

Born in Snejbjerg, Vandborg was national U/23 champion in individual time trial in 2002 and 2003 and in 2004 he signed his first professional contract with Team CSC, with a length of two years. He won stage 4 of Tour de Georgia in 2005, his first professional victory, but the rest of his season was ruined due to a case of mononucleosis.

In 2006, Vandborg became a national champion by capturing the Danish Individual Time Trial Championship; he later finished fourth at the World Time Trial Championship. Vandborg moved to Discovery Channel for the 2007 season. In 2009 he rode alongside Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati at Liquigas. Vandborg also rode for the Saxo Bank–SunGard team in 2011, and SpiderTech–C10 in 2012.[3]

Vandborg retired at the end of the 2013 season, after ten years as a professional.[2]

Major resultsEdit

2002
1st   Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
2003
1st   Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
2005
1st Stage 4 Tour of Georgia
2006
1st   National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
4th Time trial, Road World Championships
2007
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
2010
6th Tre Valli Varesine
2013
1st   National Time Trial Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cannondale (CAN) – ITA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Danish time trial champion Vandborg announces retirement". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Vandborg joins Spidertech". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Brian Vandborg at Wikimedia Commons