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KIM KIRCHEN

Date of birth: 03/07/1978
From: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Team: Katusha
Previous teams: Columbia (2006-2009); Fassa Bortolo (2001-2005); De Nardi (1999-2000)



Kim Kirchen career profile

Besides the Schleck brothers, Kim Kirchen is one of Luxembourg?s most famous cycling exports. This is certainly not to damn with faint praise, Kirchen is a highly accomplished cyclist.

Turning professional with the De Nardi team in 1999, it was not until 2001 that Kirchen took his professional win at the Tour of Luxembourg.

Moving to the now defunct Fassa Bortolo team, Kirchen took wins a variety of different races including the prestigious Paris-Brussels and the Tour of Poland overall, illustrating his versatility.

2008 was Kirchen?s finest year to date, with an imperious display at Flèche Wallonne followed by a spell in the yellow jersey and seventh overall in the Tour de France (after Bernhard Kohl was disqualified for doping).

Kirchen targeted the Spring Classics and the Tour de France in 2009, but his only victory came in the national time trial championships.

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Kim Kirchen results

2009
Tour of Switzerland; stage seven

National time trial champion

2008
Tour of Switzerland; stage six
Tour of the Basque Country; stage two
Tour of the Basque Country; stage four
Flèche Wallonne
National time trial champion

2007
Tour de France; stage 15

2006
Tour of Luxembourg; prologue
National road race champion

2005
Settimana Ciclista Internazionale Coppi e Bartalia; stage four
Tour of Poland; overall
Tour of Poland; stage seven
Tour of Poland; points classification
Trofeo Laigueglia
GP Chiasso

2004
Tour of Luxembourg; stage
National road race champion

2003
Paris-Brussels

2002
Tour of Holland; overall
Tour de Berne; overall

2001
Tour of Luxembourg; stage three



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