Murilo Antonio Fischer (born 16 June 1979) is a Brazilian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2004 and 2016 for the Naturino–Sapore di Mare, Liquigas, Garmin–Sharp and FDJ teams.[1] He represented Brazil in five Olympic Games between 2000 and 2016,[2] and competed at thirteen Grand Tours.

Murilo Fischer
Fischer at the 2007 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameMurilo Antonio Fischer
Born (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 44)
Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2004–2006Domina Vacanze
Major wins
UCI Europe Tour (2005)
Giro del Piemonte (2005)
National Road Race Championships (2010, 2011)

Career edit

Fischer was born in Brusque, Santa Catarina. Prior to moving to the Garmin–Transitions team in 2010, Fischer had raced his whole career with Italian teams, having begun his career with Domina Vacanze in 2004, before the team moved up to UCI Professional Continental level as Naturino–Sapore di Mare for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. At Naturino–Sapore di Mare, Fischer proved his consistency over a season by winning the 2005 UCI Europe Tour. In 2007, Fischer made the step up to the UCI ProTour with Liquigas. He became the second Brazilian to win a UCI World Tour race stage, winning stage five at the 2007 Tour de Pologne.

Fischer signed with Garmin–Transitions on 3 January 2010, to be part of Tyler Farrar's leadout train in the 2010 season.[3] Fischer left Garmin–Sharp at the end of the 2012 season, and joined FDJ on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Fisher completed the 2015 Vuelta a España and he became the first Brazilian rider to have completed all Grand Tours.[4]

Major results edit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline edit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 112 DNF 147 135 130 152
  Tour de France 101 76 133
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF 156 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Fischer joins FDJ-BigMat". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Murilo Fischer « SB5 - Eventos & Marketing Esportivo". Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel; Tyler, Richard (3 January 2010). "Garmin-Transitions signs Murilo Fischer". Future plc. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  4. ^ "La Vuelta".

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