Prof. since: 1998
Style of rider: Chronoman
Nickname: Grabschi, Luftwaffe
Favourite race: Vuelta a España
Personal website: www.bertgrabsch.de
Twitter name: @Bertgrabsch
"Luftwaffe Bert" has one of the biggest engines out there. Is keeping the group together a hard job? Bert is there. Is there work to do to catch a break? Bert is out on the front of the pack. Although he's tenacious and powerful on his bike, in everyday life Bert is quite reserved. His passions include golf, a sport that "helps me relax"; cappuccino; and tiramisu, his favorite dessert. Married with two children, Bert lives on Lake Constance, "the most beautiful place in the world to live and ride," he affirms. In 2013 Bert will try to recapture the thrill of an individual victory, which remained out of his reach last year.
Stage 4 Regio Tour International
Stage 5 Regio Tour International
Hel van het Mergelland
Stage 4 Niedersachsen Rundfahrt, Stage 2 Tour de la Region Wallone
Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista a Burgos
Rund um die Hainleite - Erfurt
National time trial championships, stage 8 Vuelta a España
National time trial championships, Stage 6 Tour of Austria, Stage 4 Sachsen Tour, Overall classificaton Sachsen Tour, World time trial championships
Stage 4 Dauphiné-Libéré, National time trial championships
National time trial championships, stage 7 Tour of Austria
1998: Agro Adler Brandenburg
2001: Phonak Hearing Systems
2002: Phonak Hearing Systems
2003: Phonak Hearing Systems
2004: Phonak Hearing Systems
2005: Phonak Hearing Systems
2006: Phonak Hearing Systems
2007: T-Mobile Team
2008: Team High Road / Team Columbia
2009: Team Columbia - HTC
2010: Team HTC - Columbia
2011: HTC - Highroad
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
It was a dangerous and difficult day at AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2, in which many riders in the peloton had heat related medical problems such as cramps and dehydration. Temperatures reached more than 43 degrees Celsius on course, with temperatures reaching record highs as the race neared the finish.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn - Frankfurt on Wednesday, May 1st. The race includes a steep climb: the Mammolshainer Berg — a short climb with a 26% ramp in sections. There is also a circuit in Frankfurt for the final.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Bert Grabsch attacked with a little more than 10km to go at the 197km Handzame Classic on Friday — a course that was altered due to inclement weather, eliminating climbs and replacing with a circuit after 35km.