Marcus Ljungqvist

Marcus Ljungqvist (born October 26, 1974 in Falun) is a Swedish former professional road bicycle racer. He turned professional in 1998, and retired from racing after the 2009 season. He worked for Team Sky as a sporting director[1] from 2010 until 2013. He finished 4th in the road race at the 2005 UCI Road World Championships, which is the best placement ever for a Swedish rider.

Marcus Ljungqvist
E3 prijs Harelbeke 2008 - Marcus Ljungqvist.jpg
Ljungqvist at the 2008 E3 Harelbeke
Personal information
Full nameMarcus Ljungqvist
Born (1974-10-26) October 26, 1974 (age 46)
Falun, Sweden
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Sporting director
Amateur teams
1994Team Isostar
1995–1997Team Wirsbo
Professional teams
1998–1999Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
2000–2002Team Fakta`
2003Crédit Agricole
2004Alessio–Bianchi
2005Liquigas–Bianchi
2006–2009Team CSC
Managerial team
2010–2013Team Sky

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1996
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1998
1st Stage 2 Tour of Japan
3rd Overall Tour of Sweden
1999
1st Stage 11 Tour de Langkawi
2000
7th Hel van het Mergelland
10th Overall Tour of Sweden
2001
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 3 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1st Stage 3 Tour of Rhodes
2nd Boucles de l'Aulne
3rd Overall Tour de Normandie
1st Stage 5
4th GP Aarhus
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
2002
1st   Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2
1st Paris–Camembert
1st Route Adélie
6th Overall Tour of Rhodes
6th Overall Etoile de Bessèges
7th GP de Fourmies
7th Overall Tour of Sweden
8th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
8th Rund um den Henninger Turm
2004
1st Scandinavian Open Road Race
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th E3 Harelbeke
2005
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2006
1st Stage 2 Paris–Corrèze
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Grand Prix Herning
5th Brabantse Pijl
6th E3 Harelbeke
2007
2nd Overall Tour of Ireland
2nd Monte Paschi Eroica
2009
1st   Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Giro d'Italia 63
  Tour de France 131 132 125
  Vuelta a España 114 53 43
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marcus Ljungqvist's profile at Team Sky". BSkyB. 2010-01-04. Archived from the original on 2010-12-30.

External linksEdit