LINUS GERDEMANN

Date of birth: 16/09/1982

From: Germany

Team: MTN-Qhubeka

Previous teams: Leopard-Trek (2011-12), Milram (2009-2010); Columbia (2008); T-Mobile (2006-2007); CSC (2005)

Linus Gerdemann career profile

Linus Gerdemann shot to prominence winning a stage of the Tour of Switzerland in 2005, jumping away from the peloton to take an impressive solo victory.

Attracting quite considerable attention from other teams by this point, the young German signed for T-Mobile for the 2006 season, negotiating his way out of his contract with the Danish CSC team.

His 2007 season was marked by a stage win in the Tour de France and a brief spell in the leader’s yellow jersey, a remarkable accomplishment for the young German. Aiming to capitalise on this, Gerdemann started the 2008 season with high hopes.

However, a heavy crash and a broken femur at Tirenno-Adriatico put him out of action for several months. It is a testament to Gerdemann’s determination that he returned in the second part of the season stronger than ever. Not a pure climber, Gerdemann took a stage and the overall at the mountainous Tour of Germany as well as the prestigious Coppa Agostini.

2009 saw another change of teams as Gerdemann once again negotiated his way out of his contract with Columbia to move to the German Milram squad. He then signed to Leopard-Trek until 2012.

Gerdemann was forced to sit out the 2013 season due to lack of team, but joined the MTN-Qhubeka squad for 2014.

 

Linus Gerdemann results

2011

Tour of Luxembourg; stage two

Tour of Luxembourg; overall

2010

Tirreno-Adriatico; stage one

Challenge Mallorca; stage three

2009
International Bayern Rundfahrt; overall

2008
Tour of Germany; overall
Tour of Germany; stage
Tour de l’Ain; overall
Tour de l’Ain; stage 3a
Coppa Agostini

2007
Tour de France; stage seven

2005
Tour of Switzerland; stage seven
Bayern-Rundfahrt; young rider’s classification

Linus Gerdemann photos
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