Jens Voigt

Tour de France two stage wins: 2001, 2006 Giro d' Italia a stage win: 2008 Germany Tour two overall victories: 2006, 2007 Critérium International five overall victories: 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009

Jens Voigt ( born September 17, 1971 in Greve mills ) is a German racing cyclist.

Sporting career

Jens Voigt is considered one of the most popular professional cyclists due to his aggressive driving style. Praise is for example his " fresh and offensive driving ". In the years 2005 to 2007 Voigt was chosen by the readers of the trade magazine for cycling cyclist of the year.

After Voigt won as an amateur in 1994, the Peace Race, 1997 he was the Australian professional cycling team ZVVZ - GIANT - AIS. In 1998 he joined the French team GAN and played with this, his first Tour de France.

Among Voigt's greatest accomplishments include his four overall victories in 1999, 2004 and 2007 by 2009 when the two-day stage race Critérium International, his two successes in the Tour of Germany in the years 2006 and 2007, and at the Tour of Poland 2008. Could In Liege -Bastogne- Liege 2005 he was achieving his best result in a cycling classic and beaten in two Sprint only of Alexander Vinokourov, with whom he had attacked together on the last 54 kilometers.

Tour de France

A wider public Jens Voigt was known for his performances in the Tour de France, in 2013 he started in 1998 and every year he finished 13 times. By 2013, he took 16 times as part of the tour and therefore ranks second behind George Hincapie, the tour played a total of 17 times.

In the 2001 Tour de France he wore the yellow jersey for one day, after he had won the seventh stage through the Vosges behind Laurent Jalabert second place. In the 16th stage through the Massif Central Voigt finally achieved his first stage win after a long flight, which he, unlike in previous years, successfully completed.

2004 Voigt denied the Tour de France for the first time for the Danish team CSC. During the mountain time trial to L' Alpe d' Huez, he was reviled by some German fans, as he had the day before fall back to parry an attack by Jan Ullrich for his captain Ivan Basso from the top group. He was responsible for the heated atmosphere the comments of the then German sports chiefs Hagen Boßdorf.

On the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2005 from Gerardmer to Mulhouse Voigt was able to take the yellow jersey after a flight over 150 kilometers of a stage of third parties and take over the yellow jersey for a day. After the eleventh stage from Courchevel to Briancon he had to stop, however, after he had been weakened by fever, the prescribed time limit is exceeded by a few seconds.

In the 2006 Tour de France Jens Voigt won from an original five -man breakaway group out the 13th stage from Beziers to Montelimar. The stage was marked by excessive heat, and had the main draw of a backlog of 29:57 minutes.

1997 Voigt moved during the 2007 comparison between ARD and ZDF with the GDR regime, after they had decided to boycott the coverage after the announcement of another doping case in the course of the tour. ARD and ZDF wanted people patronize, so his criticism.

During the 2009 Tour de France Voigt crashed on 21 July, on the 16th stage, 30 km from the stage finish in the last departure from the Little St. Bernard Pass towards Bourg -Saint -Maurice as a result of surface change on the road and pulled up a fracture of the zygomatic bone, a concussion and a broken jaw to.

Driver speaker

In 2007, Voigt was the spokesman of the Association of Professional cyclists Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA ).

Discussion about doping

Jens Voigt indicates that it is an impossible idea for him later to stand as a doper front of his children. Tyler Hamilton accused him in fall 2012 to fall him in doping education in the back. Although the American has no evidence, he is convinced that Voigt has doped. When Voigt claiming that he had never heard of doping, he felt, Hamilton, as " whether Voigt spit in his face " would, and Voigt's statement was the " most ridiculous thing he has read in his life ."


Jens Voigt lives with his wife and six children together in Berlin.


  • International Peace Race
  • Lower Saxony Tour
  • Sachsen-Tour
  • Lower Saxony Tour
  • Critérium International
  • Tour of Bavaria
  • Grand Prix Cholet - Pays de la Loire
  • Grand Prix des Nations
  • Tour of Bavaria
  • Tour du Poitou -Charentes
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Paris - Bourges
  • Tour du Poitou -Charentes
  • Critérium International
  • Tour of Bavaria
  • Mountain classification and intermediate sprint Basque Country Tour
  • Mediterranean itinerary
  • Prologue Paris-Nice
  • A stage Ster Elektrotoer
  • A Stages Tour de France
  • Germany tour and three stages
  • Around the Hainleite
  • Sparkassen Giro Bochum
  • A stage in Tour of California
  • Critérium International
  • A stage Basque Country Tour
  • Germany tour and a stage
  • Critérium International and a stage
  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia
  • Tour of Poland and a stage
  • Critérium International and a stage
  • A stage Tour of Catalonia
  • A stage and mountains classification USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • A stage in Tour of California

Grand Tour rankings