Veteran German Andreas Kloeden Hangs Up His Bike

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PARIS, Oct 24, 2013 (AFP) - Veteran German Andreas Kloeden returned from cycling on Thursday at the age of 38, bringing to an end a career that started in 1998. Twice a runner-up on the Tour de France, in 2004 and 2006, for a long time Kloeden rode alongside compatriot Jan Ullrich on the German team Telekom, that later became T-Mobile, at a time when the sport was marred by … [Read more...]

A Battered Kloeden ‘Not Fit Enough’ for Vuelta

BERLIN, Aug 17, 2011 (AFP) - German veteran Andreas Kloeden of RadioShack has said he is not aiming for victory in the Tour of Spain, which starts Saturday, after suffering heavy falls on last month's Tour de France. The Vuelta a Espana starts in Benidorm this weekend and the 36-year-old Kloeden will make his return to the saddle after withdrawing from this year's Tour de France during the … [Read more...]

Kloden Gets The Win At Tour of Basque Country

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MADRID, April 9, 2011 - German Andreas Kloeden of RadioShack won the Tour of the Basque country on Saturday after HTC compatriot Tony Martin took the sixth and final stage - a 24km individual time-trial at Zalla. Kloeden, who previously won the event racing for Deutsche Telekom, placed second on the day as he landed the overall title for the second time after 2000. The champion, … [Read more...]

Andreas Kloeden Insists, I won’t Ride For Germany Ever Again

Andreas Kloden

BERLIN, Aug 31, 2008 (AFP) - German cyclist Andreas Kloeden, second in the Tour de France in both 2004 and 2006, announced Sunday he will not race for his country again because of his non-selection for the Beijing Olympic Games. "I have already announced my decision to the German Cycling Federation (BDR) that I will not be available to represent them again," said the Astana rider on his … [Read more...]

Andreas Kloeden of Astana Wins Romandie TT To Take Race Lead

SION, Switzerland, May 2, 2008 (AFP) - Astana rider Andreas Kloeden took the overall lead of the Tour of Romandie after winning the third stage, a 18.8km time trial, here Friday. The German, a former runner-up at the Tour de France, finished ahead of Dutchman Thomas Dekker, of Rabobank, over the mainly flat course around Sion which included one main climb. After a rapid descent towards … [Read more...]