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Murilo Antonio Fischer (born 16 June 1979 in Brusque, Santa Catarina) is a retired Brazilian professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTeam FDJ.[1] He represented the Brazil in the last four Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).[2] Fischer competed his fifth Olympic Games in Rio 2016.[3]

Murilo Fischer
Murilo Fischer.jpg
Fischer at the 2007 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameMurilo Antonio Fischer
Born (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 40)
Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2004Domina Vacanze
2005–2006Naturino-Sapore di Mare
2007–2009Liquigas
2010–2012Garmin–Transitions
2013–2016FDJ
Major wins
UCI Europe Tour (2005)
Giro del Piemonte (2005)
Tour de Pologne, 1 stage (2007)
National Road Race Championships (2010, 2011)

CareerEdit

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 moving to UCI Professional Continental team 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.

Fischer is the only Brazilian to have completed three Tour de France and five Giro d'Italia. And he is the second Brazilian (after Luciano Pagliarini) to win a stage of a UCI World Tour race (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.[4] 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.[5]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2000
1st Prova Ciclística 9 de Julho
2nd Tour do Rio
2001
2nd Copa América de Ciclismo
2002
2nd Tour do Rio
2003
1st World B Road Race Championships
2004
6th overall Tour Down Under
2005
1st Overall UCI Europe Tour
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
1st Trofeo Città di Castelfidardo
1st Due Giorni Marchigiana
1st Memorial Cimurri
1st Stage 3 Tour of Qinghai Lake
International Uniqa Classic
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd Giro del Lazio
4th Coppa Sabatini
5th World Road Race Championships
2007
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
2nd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
3rd Trofeo Calvia
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2008
4th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2009
1st Giro della Romagna
3rd National Road Race Championships
2010
1st   National Road Race Championships
2011
1st Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova
1st   National Road Race Championships
2012
1st stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Qatar

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

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
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fischer joins FDJ-BigMat". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Brasil define equipe do ciclismo de estrada para os Jogos do Rio 2016" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-transitions-sign-murilo-fischer[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.lavuelta.com/la-vuelta/2015/es/clasificaciones.html

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