Linus Gerdemann

Linus Gerdemann

Gerdemann at the 2006 Deutschland Tour.
Personal information
Full name Linus Gerdemann
Born (1982-09-16) 16 September 1982
Münster, Germany
Team information
Current team Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2003 Winfix–Techem
2004 Winfix Arnolds Sicherheit
Professional team(s)
2005 Team CSC
2006–2008 T-Mobile Team
2009–2010 Team Milram
2011–2012 Leopard Trek
2014 MTN–Qhubeka
2015– Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 stage (2007)

Stage Races

Deutschland Tour (2008)
Bayern-Rundfahrt (2009)
Tour de Luxembourg (2011, 2015)

Infobox last updated on
7 June 2015


Linus Gerdemann (born 16 September 1982) is a German professional road bicycle racer.

After failing to find a contract for 2013,[1] Gerdemann joined MTN–Qhubeka for the 2014 season.[2] As of 2015 he rides for Danish professional continental team Cult Energy-Vital Water.[3]


Gerdemann at the 2005 HEW Cyclassics

After riding on amateur teams Team Winfix and Team AKUD Arnolds Sicherheit, in 2005 he became a professional rider for Team CSC after a recommendation from Dennis Kraft, signing on for a 2-year contract. In his first year as a pro, he won the 7th stage of the UCI ProTour race Tour de Suisse and had the leader's jersey in Four Days of Dunkirk.

In late 2005 he agreed to a contract with rival UCI ProTour T-Mobile Team, starting from 2006. This got Team CSC owner Bjarne Riis to release Gerdemann from his contract at the end of 2005.

On Saturday 14 July 2007 he secured his biggest victory to date, the seventh stage of the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Le Grand-Bornand. The stage win gave him the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification, as well as the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification. He was also awarded the combativity award for this stage.

In March 2008 he sustained injuries from a crash in the Tirreno–Adriatico and was unable to race in the 2008 Tour de France or the Beijing summer Olympics.[4] He came back from his injuries to win the Deutschland Tour in August 2008.

Gerdemann also won the Tour of Luxembourg in 2011 and 2015.

Major results


1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4 Under-23 Tour of Berlin
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Tour de Suisse
7th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
8th Trofeo Calvia
Tour de France
1st Stage 7
Held Maillot Jaune From Stage 7–8
1st Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 3a
1st Coppa Agostoni
3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Groben Preis der Stadt Dessau-Roblau
5th Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
24th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Mallorca
1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico
16th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
8th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2
5th Gran Premio di Lugano[6]


  1. Aubrey, Jane (7 December 2012). "Gerdemann still looking for a team for 2013". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  2. "Ciolek's past team-mate Linus Gerdemann to join compatriot on MTN Qhubeka in 2014". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. "Gerdemann to join Cult Energy in 2015". Future plc. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  4. "Beijing 2008 – Gerdemann out of Beijing".
  5. Estupina Eric. "Palmares de Linus Gerdemann" (in French). Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  6. "Bonifazio fastest in GP Lugano". 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
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