Linus Gerdemann (born 16 September 1982) is a German former professional road bicycle racer, who won a stage in the 2007 Tour de France and lead the general classification for two days, wearing the yellow jersey.
Gerdemann at the 2006 Deutschland Tour.
|Full name||Linus Gerdemann|
|Born||16 September 1982|
|2004||Winfix Arnolds Sicherheit|
|2015–2016||Cult Energy Pro Cycling|
After failing to find a contract for 2013, Gerdemann joined MTN–Qhubeka for the 2014 season. In 2015 he rode for Danish professional continental team Cult Energy-Vital Water. Early 2017, Gerdemann announced his retirement.
After riding on amateur teams Team Winfix and Team AKUD Arnolds Sicherheit, in 2005 he became a professional rider for Team CSC after a recommendation from Dennis Kraft, signing on for a 2-year contract. In his first year as a pro, he won the 7th stage of the UCI ProTour race Tour de Suisse and had the leader's jersey in Four Days of Dunkirk.
On Saturday 14 July 2007 he secured his biggest victory in his career, the seventh stage of the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Le Grand-Bornand. The stage win gave him the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification, as well as the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification. He was also awarded the combativity award for this stage.
In March 2008 he sustained injuries from a crash in the Tirreno–Adriatico and was unable to race in the 2008 Tour de France or the Beijing summer Olympics. He came back from his injuries to win the Deutschland Tour in August 2008.
Gerdemann also won the Tour of Luxembourg in 2011 and 2015.
- 1st Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
- 1st Stage 4 Tour of Berlin
- 1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
- 3rd Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
- 6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 7th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 7th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
- 8th Trofeo Calvia
- Tour de France
- 1st Overall Deutschland Tour
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 1st Stage 3a
- 1st Coppa Agostoni
- 3rd Monte Paschi Eroica
- 1st Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
- 1st Groben Preis der Stadt Dessau–Roblau
- 5th Monte Paschi Strade Bianche
- 7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico
- 1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Mallorca
- 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 1st Stage 2
- Aubrey, Jane (7 December 2012). "Gerdemann still looking for a team for 2013". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Ciolek's past team-mate Linus Gerdemann to join compatriot on MTN Qhubeka in 2014". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Gerdemann to join Cult Energy in 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Gerald Ciolek and Linus Gerdemann announce retirements". Cyclingnews. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Beijing 2008 – Gerdemann out of Beijing".