Alex Rasmussen

Alex Rasmussen

Rasmussen at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Alex Nicki Rasmussen
Born (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984
Odense, Southern Denmark, Denmark
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Team information
Current team Team ColoQuick
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
2007 Odense Energi
2008 Designa Køkken
Professional team(s)
2009–2010 Team Saxo Bank
2011 HTC–Highroad
2012–2013 Garmin–Barracuda
2014 Riwal Platform
2015–2016 Team TreFor-Blue Water
2016- Team ColoQuick
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stages (2011)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2011)
Infobox last updated on
14 May 2014

Alex Nicki Rasmussen (born 9 June 1984) is a Danish professional racing cyclist. Rasmussen is a track cycling specialist, and was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, Rasmussen won the Danish Madison Championships six times in a row, and as such, are nicknamed the 'Par nummer syv' (Pair number seven). Rasmussen has also found success on the road, winning the 2007 Danish National Road Race Championships. Rasmussen previously competed for UCI ProTeams Team Saxo Bank (2009–2010), HTC–Highroad (2011), and Garmin–Barracuda (2012). On 19 March 2013, Garmin–Sharp re-signed Rasmussen for the remainder of the 2013 season.[1][2] Rasmussen left Garmin–Sharp following the 2013 season,[3] and subsequently announced plans to re-enter track cycling.[4] Rasmussen joined Riwal Cycling Team for the 2014 season.[5]

On 15 September 2011, his contract with HTC–Highroad was terminated for missing a doping control, at which time the team was made aware of two previous controls he had missed before he joined them. Rasmussen was also removed from the Danish UCI Championships team, and faced criminal prosecution.[6] However, on 17 November, Rasmussen was cleared of the charges due to a procedural error on the part of the UCI.[7] His previously signed contract with Garmin–Barracuda for the 2012 season, nullified upon news of the whereabouts violations, was again honored.[8] The UCI appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in December 2011, with the original decision being overturned on 4 July 2012. As a result, Rasmussen was given a backdated 18-month ban, meaning that he would be suspended until April 2013. His contract with the renamed Garmin–Sharp squad was also terminated.[9][10]



Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 153 150
Yellow jersey Tour
golden jersey Vuelta 134

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP.


  1. "Rasmussen re-signs with Garmin-Sharp". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  2. Jesper Ralbjerg (19 March 2013). "Rasmussen returns to Garmin-Sharp". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. "No new contract for Alex Rasmussen at Garmin-Sharp". Future plc. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. "Rasmussen to the track". Future plc. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. Nielsen, Søren K. (5 November 2013). "Alex Rasmussen cykler for Riwal" [Alex Rasmussen cycles for Riwal]. DR (in Danish). Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  6. "Alex Rasmussen fired for missing doping controls". Future plc. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  7. "Alex Rasmussen cleared of missed tests". Associated Press. ESPN. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  8. "Team Garmin-Cervélo unveils 2012 men's Pro Team roster". Garmin-Cervélo. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  9. Stokes, Shane (4 July 2012). "Garmin-Sharp releases Alex Rasmussen following CAS whereabouts suspension". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  10. Benson, Daniel; Cossins, Peter (4 July 2012). "Rasmussen fired from Garmin-Sharp". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  11. "Alex Rasmussen at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  12. "Alex Rasmussen at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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