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Alex Zülle

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlex•Zülle
Used nameAlex•Zülle
Nick/petnamesPerro Loco
Born5 July 1968 in Wil (SUI)
Measurements185 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsVeloclub Hirslanden / ONCE (ESP) / Banesto (ESP)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Swiss rider Alex Zülle started out as a skiier but after a serious injury when he was 18, he turned to cycling and turned professional in 1991. He raced in the pro peloton until 2004, twice winning the Vuelta à España, placing second at the Tour de France in 1995 and 1999, while winning two Tour stages, three stages at the Giro d’Italia, and nine at the Vuelta. Zülle’s other major victories included the 1996 World Championship in the time trial, the 2002 Tour de Suisse, and the Vuelta al País Vasco in 1995 and 1997.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) SUI Alex Zülle
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 104
Individual Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 7
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) SUI Alex Zülle
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 67
Individual Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 33