Robert Förster

Robert Förster (born 27 January 1978) is a German former professional road racing cyclist. He specialized in bunch sprints.[1]

Robert Förster
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Förster at the 2013 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameRobert Förster
Born (1978-01-27) 27 January 1978 (age 42)
Markkleeberg, Bezirk Leipzig, East Germany
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2001–2002Team Nürnberger
2003–2008Gerolsteiner
2009–2010Team Milram
2011–2015UnitedHealthcare
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 3 stages
Vuelta a España, 1 stage

He turned professional in 2001, initially riding for Team Nürnberger.

His career highlights have been wins in the final (Museo del Ghisallo-Milan) stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia 2006, and stage 15 (Motilla del Palancar – Ford factory, Almussafes) of the 2006 Vuelta.

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Major resultsEdit

1998
1st Stage 3b Vuelta a Guatemala
2001
Sachsen Tour
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 4a Hessen-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 4 Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho
2002
1st Stage 3 Sachsen Tour
1st Stage 6 Circuito Montañés
2003
1st Stage 1 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1st Groningen-Münster
9th Classic Haribo
2004
1st Groningen-Münster
10th Classic Haribo
2005
1st Stage 4 Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2006
1st Stage 20 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 15 Vuelta a España
Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Stage 1 Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer
2nd Trofeo Cala Millor
7th Doha International GP
2007
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 3 & 5
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 4 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st   Points classification Circuit de la Sarthe
5th Neuseen Classics
6th Trofeo Mallorca
6th Münsterland Giro
2008
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic
Volta ao Algarve
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
3rd Trofeo Mallorca
3rd Münsterland Giro
2009
1st Stage 7 Tour of Turkey
4th Ronde van het Groene Hart
4th Schaal Sels
2010
3rd Scheldeprijs
4th Trofeo Cala Millor
10th Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
10th Rund um Köln
2011
Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Stage 8 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 2a Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 4 Tour of Qinghai Lake
3rd Philadelphia International Championship
8th Clásica de Almería
2012
1st Clarendon Cup
3rd Neuseen Classics
4th Overall Tour of Elk Grove
8th Philadelphia International Championship
2013
1st Stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lake

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team (UHC) - USA". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

External linksEdit