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Kim Andersen (cyclist)

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Full name  Kim Andersen
1987–1987  Toshiba
Current team  Trek Factory Racing
1985–1986  La Vie Claire
Role  Bicycler
1980–1984  Coop
Name  Kim Andersen
Discipline  Road
1988–1992  Z Team

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Born  10 February 1958 (age 57)Malling, Denmark (1958-02-10)
Similar People  Frank Schleck, Bjarne Riis, Andy Schleck, Brian Holm, Alain Gallopin

Kim Andersen (born 2 October 1958 in Malling, Denmark) is a former professional Danish road bicycle racer and current cycling team directeur sportif. From 2004 to 2010, he was a directeur sportif for Danish ProTour Team Saxo Bank. From 2011, he holds the same position at the Leopard Trek team.

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Rider

In 1983 he became the first Dane to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and later won stages in that race. He has also sported stage wins in Vuelta a España, Four Days of Dunkirk, Ronde van Nederland, Midi Libre and Tour de Suisse, as well as numerous individual wins, 31 during his career. In 1984 he won the semi-classic Flèche Wallonne.

Doping

Kim Andersen was tested positive for doping in 1987, and was banned for life, a sentence that was later changed to a one-year quarantine. In 1992 he was tested positive again, and fired from his team. He rode as an individual for the rest of the year, before finally retiring.

Sports director

Andersen was hired as sports director of newly started Danish team Team Chicky World from 1998 until the closing of the team in 1999, after which he went to Team Fakta. After Team Fakta closed in 2003 he switched to Danish Team CSC (later Team Saxo Bank). He left in June 2010 to become founding directeur sportif of Leopard Trek, which became a licensed ProTour team for the 2011 season.

References

Kim Andersen (cyclist) Wikipedia


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