Markus Fothen

Markus Fothen (born September 9, 1981 in Kaarst) is a retired German road racing cyclist, who rode as a professional between 2004 and 2013.[1]

Markus Fothen
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Fothen at the 2007 Vuelta a España
Personal information
Full nameMarkus Fothen
Born (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 39)
Kaarst, West Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team
2002–2003Team TEAG Köstritzer
Professional teams
2009–2010Team Milram
2011–2013Team NSP
Major wins
World Time-Trial Champion (U23) (2003)

In 2003 Fothen won the under-23 World Championship time trial in Hamilton, Canada. He completed the 30.8 km course in 38:35.29, beating his nearest rival by nearly 20 seconds.[2]

During 2006 Tour de France, Fothen held the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification for 13 stages, losing it to Damiano Cunego on the 17th stage. He finished the Tour 38 seconds behind Cunego.

Major resultsEdit


1st   Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 2
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
1st   Time trial, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
4th Overall Regio-Tour
2nd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st LuK Challenge Chrono, time trial duo (with Sebastian Lang)
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie
2nd Overall Regio-Tour
1st Stage 5
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5
8th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
10th Overall Tour Down Under
7th Overall Oberösterreichrundfahrt
8th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
8th Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich


  1. ^ "Markus Fothen beendet seine Karriere" [Markus Fothen ended his career]. Radsport News (in German). Sport Aktiv Media GmbH. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Germany take double gold". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
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