No. 043 - Gerald Ciolek
|Team: T-Mobile Team |
DOB: 9/19/1986| Age: 20
Hometown: Cologne, Germany
Height: 5'10 | Weight: 168
Pro Since: 2006
Specialty: All Around, Sprinter
Career SummaryReigning U23 World Road Champion Gerald Ciolek is a top German cycling star at the young age of 20. In 2005, he became the youngest rider to ever win the German National Road Championships, beating out world-class sprinters Erik Zabel and Robert Forster without any help from teammates. That same year he won three stages and the overall points classification at the Tour of Hungary.
In 2006, he had five wins including the U23 World Road Championships, stage 3 of the Tour of Germany, and the Best Young Rider classification at the Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt.
Look for this talented, young cyclist to battle for the Best Young Rider jersey in his California debut.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
- 2006 1st U23 World Road Championships; 1st stage 3 Tour of Germany; 1st Rund um die Nurnberger Alstadt; 1st Best Young Rider Niedersachsen- Rundfahrt; stage win Istrian Spring Trophy; 2nd Rund um den Henninger Turm; 5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
- 2005 1st German National Road Champion (at 18m, the youngest rider to win the title); 1st Points classification and three stage wins Tour of Hungary; stage win Hessen-Rundfahrt