Nils Politt

Nils Politt (born 6 March 1994) is a German cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[5]

Nils Politt
Rund um Köln 2018 006.jpg
Politt in 2018
Personal information
Full nameNils Politt
NicknameThe Giraffe[1]
Born (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 27)
Cologne, Germany
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3+12 in)[2]
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Amateur teams
2005–2012RV Komet–Delia 09 Köln e.V.
2015Team Katusha (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2013–2015Team Stölting
2016–2019Team Katusha[3]
2020Israel Start-Up Nation[4]
2021–Bora–Hansgrohe
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2021)
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Yorkshire Team time trial
mixed relay

CareerEdit

In September 2015 Team Katusha announced that Politt had signed a two-year contract with the team from 2016, and that he would make his debut for the team as a stagiaire at the Tour de l'Eurométropole later that month.[6] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[7]

In August 2020, Politt signed a three-year contract with Bora–Hansgrohe, from the 2021 season onwards.[8] On July 8, 2021, Politt secured his biggest professional victory in Stage 12 of the 2021 Tour de France.

Major resultsEdit

2012
2nd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2013
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2014
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
3rd Overall Tour de Berlin
2015
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Rund um Düren
3rd Kattekoers
6th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
2016
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
5th Le Samyn
6th Tour de l'Eurométropole
9th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
National Road Championships
3rd Time trial
4th Road race
6th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
2018
2nd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 4
3rd Münsterland Giro
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Paris–Roubaix
2019
2nd   Mixed team relay, UCI Road World Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
4th Road race
2nd Paris–Roubaix
4th Rund um Köln
5th Overall Tour of Britain
5th Tour of Flanders
6th E3 Binckbank Classic
2021
Tour de France
1st Stage 12
  Combativity award Stage 12
3rd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
9th Bredene Koksijde Classic
10th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 95 87 64 120 50
  Vuelta a España

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Milan–San Remo 61 27
Tour of Flanders 89 42 17 5 19 22
Paris–Roubaix DNF 27 7 2 NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 81
Giro di Lombardia Has not contested during his career
Classic 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 100 DNF 83 19 47 10
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 83 76 13 DSQ 37 7
E3 Harelbeke 47 70 54 6 NH DNS
Gent–Wevelgem 52 DNS
Dwars door Vlaanderen 110 52 49 21 NH 38
Legend
Did not compete
NH Not held
DNS Did not start
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan, Barry (8 July 2021). "Greipel passes on advice to training partner Politt in Tour de France breakaway". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Nils Politt - Team KATUSHA ALPECIN". Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Katusha-Alpecin announce reduced 24-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (11 December 2019). "Israel Cycling Academy become Israel Start-Up Nation as WorldTour beckons". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Bora - Hansgrohe". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Jurgen Van den Broeck and Nils Politt join Team Katusha" (Press release). Team Katusha. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  7. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Politt signs for Bora-Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 3 August 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

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