Roman Kreuziger life and biography

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Roman Kreuziger biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Moravská Třebová, Czech Republic
Nationality : Czech
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-07-21
Credited as : Cyclist forteam Liquigas-Doimo, riding on Tour de France, UCI ProTour

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Roman Kreuziger, born May 6, 1986 in Moravská Třebová is a Czech professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Liquigas-Doimo. Kreuziger is an all-rounder, with climbing and time trial abilities, becoming a contender for the General Classification of stage races. He is also considered one of the biggest talents of the sport after winning the 2004 Junior Road World Championships and the 2008 Tour de Suisse at the age of 22.

His father, Roman Kreuziger, was also a bicycle racer who won the Österreich Rundfahrt in 1991 and the Cyclocross Junior World Championships in 1983.


He turned professional in 2006 with Liquigas after a successful amateur career which saw him win the Junior Road World Championships in 2004 and a stage of the Giro delle Regioni in 2005. In 2007, he showed great improvements in his abilities by placing 2nd in the prologues of Paris-Nice and the Tour de Romandie, where he also finished sixth overall. He took his first professional victory in the second stage of the Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda. In late 2007 he also completed his first Grand Tour after finishing 21st in the Vuelta a España.

In 2008 he finished second in the Tour de Romandie, 35 seconds behind Andreas Klöden, one of the world's leading riders. He avenged his loss by winning the Tour de Suisse by finishing 49 seconds ahead of Klöden and winning the mountain time trial to Klausen Pass. In his first Tour de France, he proved himself as an excellent climber among the world's greats, eventually finishing 2nd in the youth competition, and 12th overall.

In 2009 he got back to the Tour de Romandie and finally succeeded in his attempt to win the race, getting also one stage victory. He added to this success by finishing in ninth place in the Tour de France.


1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World U-19 Road Race Champion
1st Czech Republic U-19 Road Race Champion
1st Czech Republic U-19 Time Trial Champion
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World U-19 Time Trial Championship
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World U-19 Cyclo-Cross Championship

1st Trofeo Città di Borgomanero
1st Stage 2 Settimana Lombarda
2nd Prologue Paris-Nice
21st Overall Vuelta a España

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 8 ITT
1st Jersey white.svg Young Riders Classification Tour of Missouri
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
13th Overall Tour de France

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall, Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey white.svg Young Riders Jersey
2nd Clásica de San Sebastián
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Overall Tour de France
10th Overall Vuelta al País Vasco

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Giro di Sardegna
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Paris-Nice
1st Jersey white.svg Young Riders Jersey
5th Amstel Gold Race

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