Michael Blaudzun

Michael Blaudzun (born 30 April 1973 in Herning) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer. Michael is the son of 1972 Summer Olympics track cycling bronze medalist Verner Blaudzun and a strong individual time trial rider who has won the Danish national championship in that discipline in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

Michael Blaudzun
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Blaudzun
Born (1973-04-30) 30 April 1973 (age 47)
Herning, Denmark
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime-trialist
Professional teams
until 1994Herning CK
1994WordPerfect (stagiare)
1995-1997Rabobank
1998Telekom
1999-2008Team CSC
Major wins
Denmark National Champion (1994, 2004)
Denmark National Time-Trial Champion
(2001, 2003, 2005)

After Michael Blaudzun won the 1994 Danish Road Racing Championship while riding for amateur team Herning CK, he was signed for the remainder of the 1994 season as a stagiaire at professional team Word Perfect. For the 1995 season, the Word Perfect team changed its name to Novell, and Michael Blaudzun turned professional for the outfit, riding for the team until 1997, by which time the team had once again changed its name to Rabobank. Blaudzun had a few wins in his time at Rabobank, but when he switched to German outfit Team Telekom in 1998, he only managed a handful of secondary finishes.

For the 1999 season, he switched to Danish Team home - Jack & Jones (later named Team CSC) based on his former team Herning CK. Blaudzun participated in the first ever Tour de France for Team CSC, in the 2000 edition, but he quit the race at the 12h stage. He would ride a further two editions of the Tour de France in 2001 and 2003.

Major resultsEdit

1994
  Denmark National Road Racing Champion
1996
PostGirot Open
Stage 5B, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1999
Stage 13 and Overall, Herald Sun Tour
Prologue, Region Stuttgart Etappenrennen
2001
  Denmark National Time Trial Champion
Hessen Rundfahrt
84th Overall, 2001 Tour de France
2003
  Denmark National Time Trial Champion
45th Overall, 2003 Tour de France
2004
  Denmark National Road Racing Champion
2005
GP Herning
  Denmark National Time Trial Champion
2nd overall, 2005 Tour of Britain

ReferencesEdit

  • Lars Werge, "Drømmeholdet - historien om CSC" (The dream team - the history of CSC), Denmark, 2005, ISBN 87-7731-206-6

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