Lars Michaelsen

Lars Michaelsen
Personal information
Full name Lars Michaelsen
Born (1969-03-13) 13 March 1969
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1994 Catavana Corbeil
19951996 Festina
19971998 TVM
19992000 Française des Jeux
20012002 Team Coast
20032007 Team CSC
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (1997)

Stage races

Tour of Qatar (2005)

One-day races and Classics

Gent–Wevelgem (1995)
Infobox last updated on
27 July 2007

Lars Michaelsen (born 13 March 1969) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for Team CSC. He got his break through in his second year as a professional, when he won the 1995 edition of Gent–Wevelgem. In the 1997 Vuelta a España he won stage 1 and wore the leader's jersey for three days (stage 2, 3 and 5). In 2002 he equalled the best ever Danish result in Paris–Roubaix when he finished fifth, a result he would duplicate in 2005. In the 2006 Paris–Roubaix he was once again in the group of favourites, but he helped team mate Fabian Cancellara win the race and finished 19th himself. In his last race, the 2007 Paris–Roubaix, he finished 11th after a strong race, where only a mechanical failure prevented him from following the favorites. Again a team mate, Stuart O'Grady, won the race. Michaelsen rode at four Olympic Games.[1]

After retiring he became a directeur sportif, continuing with his final team until 2011 when he joined Leopard Trek. He subsequently returned to Team Saxo Bank in 2013.[2]

Major results

Grand Prix Denain
Stage 1, Vuelta a España
Stage 1, Vuelta a Burgos
Stage 1 and Stage 5, Trans Canada
116th, 1999 Tour de France
Stage 2, Danmark Rundt
Grand Prix Van Steenbergen
Stage 2, Four Days of Dunkirk
Stage 2, Hessen Rundfahrt
1st Clarendon Cup
1 st Overall, Tour of Qatar
1 st Stage 3
Stage 1, Tour de Georgia


  1. "Lars Michaelsen Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. "Michaelsen joins Saxo Bank as sport director". 2 February 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
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