Heinrich Haussler: Rider Profile

Heinrich Haussler with Eddy Merckx, Tour of Qatar 2011, stage two

HEINRICH HAUSSLER
Date of birth: 25/02/1984

From: Australia (lives in Germany, but holds dual nationality)

Team: IAM Cycling

Previous teams: Garmin-Cervelo (2011-2012), Cervelo Test Team (2009-10); Gerolsteiner (2005-2008)

Heinrich Haussler career profile

Heinrich Haussler is currently one of the brightest young prospects in professional cycling.

Haussler, born to German and Australian parentage, was raised in Australia but returned to Germany as a teenager to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional cyclist.

Turning professional in 2005 at the age of 21, he quickly made a name for himself winning a stage of the Vuelta in emphatic style, beating his breakaway companions in an uphill sprint.

Seventh place in the Championship of Zurich followed, and topped what was an impressive first year in the professional ranks. Taking five wins in 2006, Haussler was soon talked about in reverential terms.

A strong sprinter, as he showed by winning a stage of the 2007 Dauphiné Libéré, Haussler's greatest potential, however, lies in the cobbled Classics. A top-ten performance at the 2008 Ghent-Wevelgem and second overall at the 2009 Tour of Qatar illustrate his potential for tough, windy races.

Haussler's 2010 season was dogged by a persistent knee injury sustained at the Tour de Suisse and wrecking his classics and world championships campaigns.

Haussler joined the Garmin-Cervelo team after the demise of the Cervelo Test Team at the end of 2010. He then joined IAM Cycling for 2013.

Heinrich Haussler results

2014

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage one

2013

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage five

2011

Tour of Qatar; stage two

Tour of Qatar; stage three

Paris-Nice; points classification

Tour of Beijing; stage two

2010
Tour of Qatar; points classification

Tour de Suisse; stage two


2009

Tour de France; stage 13

Paris-Nice; stage two

Tour of the Algarve; stage five

Tour of the Algarve; stage one

Tour of the Algarve; points classification

Tour of Qatar; young riders' classification

Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne; stage five

GP Triberg Schwarzwald

2008

Bayern-Rundfahrt; stage one

2007

Dauphiné Libéré; stage one

Internationale Niedersachsen Rundfahrt; stage five

2006

Circuit Franco Belge; stage

Circuit Franco Belge; stage

Vuelta a Murcia; stage

Vuelta a Murcia; stage

Rheinland-Pfalz-Rundfahrt

2005

Vuelta a España; stage one

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