Date of birth: 16/09/1982
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
Tour of Luxembourg; stage two
Tour of Luxembourg; overall
Tirreno-Adriatico; stage one
Challenge Mallorca; stage three
International Bayern Rundfahrt; overall
Tour of Germany; overall
Tour of Germany; stage
Tour de l’Ain; overall
Tour de l’Ain; stage 3a
Tour de France; stage seven
Tour of Switzerland; stage seven
Bayern-Rundfahrt; young rider’s classification
Linus Gerdemann photos
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