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Silvan Dillier (born 3 August 1990) is a Swiss cyclist.[1] He is currently signed to the AG2R La Mondiale team.

Silvan Dillier
2015 UEC Track Elite European Championships 74 (cropped).JPG
Personal information
Born (1990-08-03) 3 August 1990 (age 28)
Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamAG2R La Mondiale
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2010Chambéry Cyclisme
2012EKZ Racing
2013BMC Development Team
2013BMC Racing Team (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2011Team Vorarlberg
2014–2017BMC Racing Team
2018–AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2017)

Stage races

Route du Sud (2017)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2017)
National Time Trial Championships (2015)

Contents

CareerEdit

Dillier was born in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland. In 2008, he was the Swiss national junior time trial champion, Under-23 road champion in 2009, and Under-23 time trial champion in 2010 and 2011.[1]

In 2012, he won a stage at the Tour de l'Avenir.[1]

In the 2013 Tour of Alberta, he won stage 2 while riding with BMC Racing Team as a stagiaire.[2] This prompted BMC to sign him to a contract for the 2014 cycling season.[3] He resides in Schneisingen.

He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[4]

 
Dillier (centre) following Peter Sagan at the 2018 Paris-Roubaix.

Dillier rode in the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[5] and won Stage 6 in a two-man sprint against Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) after the pair had been part of a five-man breakaway that rode clear of the peloton for almost all of the 217km stage. [6] In June 2017, Dillier won his first stage race, the Route du Sud.[7]

Dillier joined AG2R La Mondiale for the 2018 season to bolster the team's classics squad, but he suffered a broken thumb at the 2018 Strade Bianche. He returned to racing in April 2018 and won his comeback race, Route Adelie.[8] At the 2018 Paris–Roubaix, Dillier was part of a nine-man early breakaway that escaped from the peloton after an hour of racing, and was leading with Jelle Wallays (Lotto–Soudal), until the pair were caught by world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who had attacked from the group of favourites with around 53km remaining. Dillier was able to stay and work with Sagan all the way to the finish at Roubaix Velodrome, where Sagan won the two-up sprint finish. [9] In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[10]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Road racingEdit

2006
1st   Road race, National Novice Road Championships
2007
1st Stage 4 Course de la Paix
1st Stage 3 Kroz Istru
2nd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
2008
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2009
1st   Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2010
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
8th Overall Tour du Loir-et-Cher
2011
National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2012
National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st Stage 1 Tour de l'Avenir
8th Overall Tour de Gironde
2013
1st   Overall Tour de Normandie
1st   Young rider classification
1st Flèche Ardennaise
1st Stage 2 Tour of Alberta
2nd Grand Prix des Marbriers
9th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
2014
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st   Young rider classification
6th Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen
9th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2015
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
2016
4th Overall Dubai Tour
8th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
2017
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
1st   Overall Route du Sud
1st   Points classification
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 6 Giro d'Italia
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Dwars door West–Vlaanderen
8th Overall Tour of Guangxi
8th Brabantse Pijl
2018
1st Route Adélie
1st   Mountains classification Tour of Guangxi
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Paris–Roubaix
6th Tour du Doubs
9th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
10th La Roue Tourangelle

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 52 DNF 67
  Tour de France 83
  Vuelta a España 79

Classics & Monuments results timelineEdit

Monument 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 38 125
Tour of Flanders 46 61 49
Paris–Roubaix DNF 2
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 123
Giro di Lombardia

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Olympic Games Road race Not Held Not Held
  World Championships Time trial 18 30
Road race 28 DNF 50
TTT 1 1 2
  National Championships Time trial 3 1 DNS 2
Road race 9 13 4 13 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

TrackEdit

2008
1st   Omnium, National Junior Championships
3rd   Madison, UCI Junior World Championships
3rd   Madison, National Championships
2009
National Championships
2nd   Kilo
3rd   Madison
2010
2nd   Points race, National Championships
2011
UEC European Under–23 Championships
1st   Madison (with Cyrille Thièry)
3rd   Team pursuit
National Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Madison (with Claudio Imhof)
2nd Points race, UEC European Championships
2nd Six Days of Zürich (with Glenn O'Shea)
2012
UEC European Under–23 Championships
1st   Madison (with Jan Keller)
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Berlin (with Franco Marvulli)
National Championships
3rd   Individual pursuit
3rd   Madison
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Robert Bartko)
2013
1st Six Days of Zürich (with Iljo Keisse)
2014
2nd Six Days of Zürich (with Leif Lampater)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Leif Lampater)
2015
2nd   Team pursuit, UEC European Championships
2nd   Madison, National Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "BMC Racing Team: Silvan Dillier". bmcracingteam.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Swissman Silvan Dillier Wins Stage 2 | Tour of Alberta". tourofalberta.ca. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Dillier Steps Up To BMC Racing Team For 2014 | Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  4. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/giro-ditalia/silvan-dillier-pips-jasper-stuyven-giro-ditalia-stage-six-victory-colossal-breakaway-330097#CvS7wfBkgYpBOzoE.99
  7. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/route-du-sud-la-depeche-du-midi-2017/stage-4/results/
  8. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dillier-peter-sagan-was-an-angel-and-a-devil-in-the-same-person/
  9. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (8 April 2018). "Peter Sagan takes spectacular Paris-Roubaix victory after huge 54km attack". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  10. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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