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Christian Knees (born 5 March 1981) is a German professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.[1] He won the German National Road Race Championship in 2010.[2] In 2011 he was originally going to join the Australian team known as Pegasus but left after they failed to secure a UCI Professional Continental license. He ultimately joined Team Sky as a domestique.[3]

Christian Knees
Deinze - Nokere Koerse, 16 maart 2016, vertrek (B22).JPG
Knees at the 2016 Nokere Koerse.
Personal information
Full nameChristian Knees
Born (1981-03-05) 5 March 1981 (age 38)
Bonn, West Germany
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
Rider typeRouleur
Professional team(s)
2006–2010Team Milram
2011–Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 TTT stage (2016)

Stage races

Bayern–Rundfahrt (2008)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2010)

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

3rd Overall Rás Tailteann
1st Stage 5
6th Overall The Peace Race
1st   Young rider classification
6th Overall Ytong Bohemia Tour
7th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
7th Rund um Düren
7th Alpbach Rad Classic
2nd Overall Sachsen-Tour
4th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
6th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
7th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
7th Overall Hessen Rundfahrt
8th Ronde van Drenthe
1st Rund um Köln
4th Overall 3-Länder-Tour
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
1st   Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
2nd Sparkassen Giro Bochum
5th Rund um den Henninger Turm
9th Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
8th Brabantse Pijl
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Gran Premio di Lugano
10th Amstel Gold Race
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
7th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
9th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
1st   Mountains classification Herald Sun Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 59 66 91 96
  Tour de France 144
  Vuelta a España DNF 91 124 124
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Team Sky". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^
  3. ^ German champ Knees joins Team Sky

External linksEdit

  Media related to Christian Knees at Wikimedia Commons