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Bjarne Riis

Full name: Bjarne Lykkegård Riis
Nickname(s): Ørnen fra Herning
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 3, 1964 in Herning, Midtjylland, Denmark
Affiliations: Team T-Mobile, Bonn (GER)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Husband of Anne Dorthe Tanderup.

Biography

Bjarne Riis was a Danish professonal whose major win was the 1996 Tour de France, in which he ended the five-year winning streak of Miguel Indurain. Riis was also Danish Champion on the roads in 1992 and 1995, and won the 1997 Amstel Gold Race. After his retirement he became a team director, most notably from 2001-05 with Team CSC and CSC/Tiscali, and later Team Saxobank. In 2007 he admitted to have doped during his career, and specifically in 1996 when he won the Tour. At first it was thought the title might be removed but he continues to be listed as the winner of the 1996 Tour de France.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Denmark DEN 87
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Denmark DEN 14

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Denmark Final Standings 87 at 2:55

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Denmark Final Standings 14 at 3:42
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