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Andre Greipel
Date of birth: 16/07/82
From: Rostock, Germany
Team: Lotto-Belisol
Previous Teams: Omega Pharma-Lotto (2011), HTC-Columbia/Highroad (2008-10), T-Mobile Team (2006-7), Team Wiesenhof (2005)
Website: http://www.andregreipel.de/

Andre Greipel career profile
André Greipel has been the scourge of continental bunch sprinters for the last few years, racking up wins with impressive frequency.

However, the victories haven’t always flowed for Greipel; his first three years in the business were comparatively fallow. He turned professional with Wiesenhof in 2005, taking a lone Tour of Denmark stage. His high finishes in several bunch sprints attracted the attention of T-Mobile, who signed him up.

Greipel’s slow but consistent progress continued for the next two years; though he continued to challenge the best sprinters, he only netted four wins, all in German stage races.

Behind Cavendish, who had enjoyed his breakthrough year, in the Columbia pecking order at the start of 2008, Greipel opened the new season looking like a changed rider. He took four stages and the overall at the Tour Down Under and continued to rack up the victories throughout the year, also winning a stage at the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Benelux and Tour of Germany.

Greipel continued his good form in 2009, scoring stage wins well into double figures for despite a three-month lay-off due to a shoulder dislocation at the Tour Down Under.  The only rider who has won more in during the past few seasons was his former HTC team-mate Mark Cavendish.

Indeed, his rise coincided with Mark Cavendish’s own meteoric ascension in the sport. It meant that despite an enviable victory tally, Greipel played second fiddle within his own team. Inevitably, Greipel left HTC at the end of the 2010 season, signing for Omega Pharma-Lotto and establishing himself as a direct rival to Cavendish.

The two former HTC team-mates finally clashed at the 2011 Tour de France, with both riders coming away with stage wins.

Andre Greipel results
2014

Tour of Oman; stage one
Tour of Oman; stage three
Tour of Oman; stage six
Tour of Qatar; stage five
Tour Down Under; stage four
Tour Down Under; stage six
World Ports Classic; stage one
Tour of Belgium; stage four
Tour of Luxembourg; stage one
Tour of Luxembourg; stage four
Ster ZLM Toer; stage four
German road race national champion
Tour de France; stage six

2013
Down Under Classic
Tour Down Under; stage one
Tour Down Under; stage four
Tour Down Under; stage six
Tour of the Mediterranean; stage one
Tour of Turkey; stage four
Tour of Turkey; stage five
Tour of Belgium; stage one
Tour of Belgium; stage two

2012
Down Under Classic
Tour Down Under; stage one
Tour Down Under; stage three
Tour Down Under; stage six
Tour of Oman; stage one
Tour of Oman; stage four
Tour of Turkey; stage two
Tour of Belgium; stage one
Tour of Belgium; stage two
Tour of Belgium; stage three
Tour of Luxembourg; stage one
Tour of Luxembourg; stage two
Tour de France; stage four
Tour de France; stage five
Tour de France; stage 13

2011
Tour of the Algarve; stage four
Three Days of De Panne; stage one
Tour of Belgium; stage two
Tour of Belgium; stage five
Tour of Belgium; points classification
Tour of Turkey; stage six
Tour de France; stage 10
Eneco Tour; stage one
Eneco Tour; stage two

2010
Giro d’Italia; stage 18
Tour Down Under; stage one
Tour Down Under; stage two
Tour Down Under; stage four
Tour Down Under; overall
Tour Down Under; points classification
Tour of Turkey; prologue
Tour of Turkey; stage two
Tour of Turkey; stage five
Tour of Turkey; stage six
Tour of Turkey; stage eight
Tour of Turkey; points classification
Volta ao Algarve; stage two
Volta ao Algarve; points classification
Challenge Mallorca; stage two
Tour of Austria; stage one
Tour of Austria; stage six
Tour of Austria; points classification
Tour of Poland; stage two
Eneco Tour; stage two
Eneco Tour; stage six

2009
Vuelta a Espana; stage 21
Vuelta a Espana; stage 16
Vuelta a Espana; stage four
Vuelta a Espana; stage five
Vuelta a Espana; points classification
Tour Down Under; stage one
Four Days of Dunkirk; stage six
Bayern Rundfahrt; stage one
Bayern Rundfahrt; stage three
Bayern Rundfahrt; stage five
Philadelphia International Championship
Ster Elektrotoer; stage two
Ster Elektrotoer; stage three
Ster Elektrotoer; stage five
Tour of Austria; stage one
Tour of Austria; stage six
Tour of Austria; stage eight
Sachsen Tour; stage one
Tour of Poland; stage seven
Paris-Bourges
Neuseen Classics

2008

Tour Down Under; stage two
Tour Down Under; stage four
Tour Down Under; stage five
Tour Down Under; stage six
Tour Down Under; overall
Giro d’Italia; stage seventeen
Tour of Austria; stage four
Sachsen Tour; stage one
Sachsen Tour; stage three
Tour of Benelux; stage two
Tour of Germany; stage four
Rund um die Nürnberger Alstadt
Championship of Flanders
Münsterland Giro

2007

Sachsen-Tour; stage one
Sachsen-Tour; stage two

2006
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt; stage one
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt; stage four

2005
Tour of Denmark; stage one

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