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Kim Andersen (cyclist)

Kim Andersen (born 10 February 1958 in Malling, Denmark) is a former professional Danish road bicycle racer and current cycling team directeur sportif. From 2004 to 2010, he was a directeur sportif for Danish ProTour Team Saxo Bank. From 2011, he holds the same position at the Leopard Trek team.

Kim Andersen
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Personal information
Full nameKim Andersen
Born (1958-02-10) 10 February 1958 (age 60)
Malling, Denmark
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
DisciplineRoad
RoleDirecteur sportif
Professional team(s)
1980–1984Coop
1985–1986La Vie Claire
1987–1987Toshiba
1988–1992Z Team
Managerial team(s)
1998–1999Team Chicky World
2000–2003Team Fakta
2004–2010Team CSC
2011–Leopard Trek

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RiderEdit

In 1983 he became the first Dane to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and later won stages in that race. He has also sported stage wins in Vuelta a España, Four Days of Dunkirk, Ronde van Nederland, Midi Libre and Tour de Suisse, as well as numerous individual wins, 31 during his career. In 1984 he won the semi-classic Flèche Wallonne.

DopingEdit

Kim Andersen was tested positive for doping in 1987, and was banned for life, a sentence that was later changed to a one-year quarantine. In 1992 he was tested positive again, and fired from his team.[1][2] He rode as an individual for the rest of the year, before finally retiring.

Major resultsEdit

Sports directorEdit

Andersen was hired as sports director of newly started Danish team Team Chicky World from 1998 until the closing of the team in 1999, after which he went to Team Fakta. After Team Fakta closed in 2003 he switched to Danish Team CSC (later Team Saxo Bank). He left in June 2010 to become founding directeur sportif of Leopard Trek, which became a licensed ProTour team for the 2011 season.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UCI to ban dopers from teams' staff". Yahoo! Eurosport. Reuters. 17 Jun 2011. Kim Andersen, who tested positive three times, ...
  2. ^ De dømte og de mistænkte (in Danish)

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