Markus Zberg (born June 27, 1974 in Altdorf, Uri) is a retired Swiss professional road bicycle racer; he is the younger brother of Beat Zberg. Zberg retired after a severe fall in the Tour de l'Ain.[1] He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 2000 and 2008.[2]

Markus Zberg
Personal information
Full nameMarkus Zberg
Born (1974-06-27) June 27, 1974 (age 49)
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)
Team information
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
1996Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1997Mercatone Uno
1998Post Swiss Team
2009BMC Racing Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (1998)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
(2000, 2008)
Rund um den Henninger Turm (2001)
Milano–Torino (1999)
Medal record
Representing   Switzerland
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Verona Elite Men's Road Race

Career edit

Zberg became a professional bicycle racer in 1996. After one season each with the Italian teams Carrera and Mercatone Uno–Scanavino and the Post Swiss Team, Zberg joined the Rabobank team in 1999. He took second place at the Road World Championships in Verona in 1999. A year later, he won the title at the Swiss Road Championships. He also won two stages of the 1998 Tour of Spain as well as the one-day races Milan-Turin 1998 and Rund um den Henninger-Turm 2001, stages of the Tour de Suisse, at Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of Austria.[3]

Major results edit

1st Stage 5 Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
1st Stage 7 Tour de Pologne
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 & 22
1st Stausee-Rundfahrt Klingnau
1st Stage 3 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 6 Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
1st Milano–Torino
2nd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
2nd GP Ouest–France
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Amstel Gold Race
1st Rund um den Henninger Turm
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
4th Amstel Gold Race
3rd Milan–San Remo
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
1st   Road race, National Road Championships

References edit

  1. ^ "Markus Zberg ein Doping-Kunde? Der ehemalige Schweizer Radprofi in Österreich schwer beschuldigt". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 8 October 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  2. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  3. ^ Archives, Cycling. "Markus Zberg". Retrieved 2023-06-07.

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