Andre Greipel: Rider Profile

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Andre Greipel
Date of birth: 16/07/82

From: Rostock, Germany

Team: Lotto-Soudal

Previous Teams: Omega Pharma-Lotto (2011), HTC-Columbia/Highroad (2008-10), T-Mobile Team (2006-7), Team Wiesenhof (2005)

Website: http://www.andregreipel.de/

Andre Greipel career profile
André Greipel has been the scourge of continental bunch sprinters for the last few years, racking up wins with impressive frequency.

However, the victories haven't always flowed for Greipel; his first three years in the business were comparatively fallow. He turned professional with Wiesenhof in 2005, taking a lone Tour of Denmark stage. His high finishes in several bunch sprints attracted the attention of T-Mobile, who signed him up.

Greipel's slow but consistent progress continued for the next two years; though he continued to challenge the best sprinters, he only netted four wins, all in German stage races.

Behind Cavendish, who had enjoyed his breakthrough year, in the Columbia pecking order at the start of 2008, Greipel opened the new season looking like a changed rider. He took four stages and the overall at the Tour Down Under and continued to rack up the victories throughout the year, also winning a stage at the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Benelux and Tour of Germany.

Greipel continued his good form in 2009, scoring stage wins well into double figures for despite a three-month lay-off due to a shoulder dislocation at the Tour Down Under.  The only rider who has won more in during the past few seasons was his former HTC team-mate Mark Cavendish.

Indeed, his rise coincided with Mark Cavendish's own meteoric ascension in the sport. It meant that despite an enviable victory tally, Greipel played second fiddle within his own team. Inevitably, Greipel left HTC at the end of the 2010 season, signing for Omega Pharma-Lotto and establishing himself as a direct rival to Cavendish.

The two former HTC team-mates finally clashed at the 2011 Tour de France, with both riders coming away with stage wins.

Andre Greipel results
2016

Trofeo Felanitx

Trofeo Playa de Palma

Tour of Turkey; stage three

Giro d'Italia; stage five

2015
Volta ao Algarve; stage five

Paris-Nice; stage two

Tour of Turkey; stage four

Giro d'Italia; stage six

Ster ZLM Toer; stage one

Ster ZLM Toer; stage two

Ster ZLM Toer; overall

Ster ZLM Toer; points classification

Tour de Luxembourg; stage one

Tour de Luxembourg; stage three

Tour de France; stage two

Tour de France; stage five

Tour de France; stage 15

Tour de France; stage 21

Vattenfall Cyclassics

Eneco Tour; stage two

Eneco Tour; points classification

2014

Tour of Oman; stage one

Tour of Oman; stage three

Tour of Oman; stage six

Tour of Oman; points classification

Tour of Qatar; stage five

Tour Down Under; stage four

Tour Down Under; stage six

World Ports Classic; stage one

Tour of Belgium; stage four

Tour of Luxembourg; stage one

Tour of Luxembourg; stage four

Ster ZLM Toer; stage four

German road race national champion

Tour de France; stage six

Brussels Cycling Classic

GP Jef Scherens

Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

2013
Down Under Classic

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; stage four

Tour Down Under; stage six

Tour of the Mediterranean; stage one

Tour of Turkey; stage four

Tour of Turkey; stage five

Tour of Belgium; stage one

Tour of Belgium; stage two

2012
Down Under Classic

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; stage three

Tour Down Under; stage six

Tour of Oman; stage one

Tour of Oman; stage four

Tour of Turkey; stage two

Tour of Belgium; stage one

Tour of Belgium; stage two

Tour of Belgium; stage three

Tour of Luxembourg; stage one

Tour of Luxembourg; stage two

Tour de France; stage four

Tour de France; stage five

Tour de France; stage 13

2011

Tour of the Algarve; stage four

Three Days of De Panne; stage one

Tour of Belgium; stage two

Tour of Belgium; stage five

Tour of Belgium; points classification

Tour of Turkey; stage six

Tour de France; stage 10

Eneco Tour; stage one

Eneco Tour; stage two

2010

Giro d'Italia; stage 18

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; stage two

Tour Down Under; stage four

Tour Down Under; overall

Tour Down Under; points classification

Tour of Turkey; prologue

Tour of Turkey; stage two

Tour of Turkey; stage five

Tour of Turkey; stage six

Tour of Turkey; stage eight

Tour of Turkey; points classification

Volta ao Algarve; stage two

Volta ao Algarve; points classification

Challenge Mallorca; stage two

Tour of Austria; stage one

Tour of Austria; stage six

Tour of Austria; points classification

Tour of Poland; stage two

Eneco Tour; stage two

Eneco Tour; stage six

2009

Vuelta a Espana; stage 21

Vuelta a Espana; stage 16

Vuelta a Espana; stage four

Vuelta a Espana; stage five

Vuelta a Espana; points classification

Tour Down Under; stage one

Four Days of Dunkirk; stage six

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage one

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage three

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage five

Philadelphia International Championship

Ster Elektrotoer; stage two

Ster Elektrotoer; stage three

Ster Elektrotoer; stage five

Tour of Austria; stage one

Tour of Austria; stage six

Tour of Austria; stage eight

Sachsen Tour; stage one

Tour of Poland; stage seven

Paris-Bourges

Neuseen Classics


2008

Tour Down Under; stage two

Tour Down Under; stage four

Tour Down Under; stage five

Tour Down Under; stage six

Tour Down Under; overall

Giro d'Italia; stage seventeen

Tour of Austria; stage four

Sachsen Tour; stage one

Sachsen Tour; stage three

Tour of Benelux; stage two

Tour of Germany; stage four

Rund um die Nürnberger Alstadt

Championship of Flanders

Münsterland Giro


2007

Sachsen-Tour; stage one

Sachsen-Tour; stage two

2006
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt; stage one

Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt; stage four

2005
Tour of Denmark; stage one

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