Andrew Talansky

Andrew Talansky

Talansky at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Andrew Talansky
Nickname Pit Bull
Born (1988-11-23) November 23, 1988
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
Current team Cannondale–Drapac
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 Laser-es
2007–2008 Herbalife–
2010 Garmin–Transitions
Professional team(s)
2009 Amore & Vita–McDonald's
2010 Giant Berry Farm–Specialized
2011– Garmin–Cervélo
Major wins

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné (2014)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championship (2015)
Infobox last updated on
March 2, 2015

Andrew Talansky (born November 23, 1988) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale–Drapac.[1][2] Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York,[3] Talansky was raised in Key Biscayne, Florida, an island near Miami, Florida. He resides in Girona, Catalonia and Napa, California.[2]


Talansky competed in cross-country running at high school in Florida before taking up competitive cycling at age 17. After success in local amateur races, he moved to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, winning the collegiate national championship race in his freshman year. He left college after one year to join the Amore & Vita team in Italy in 2009, but found the conditions unsatisfactory and returned to the US that spring.[4] He raced in the US in 2009 without team support. After a strong ride at the Tour of the Gila race, he joined Garmin for the 2010 season, moving up to the professional team for 2011, where he made the top ten at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.

In 2012, Talansky scored his first professional victory in Europe at the Tour de l'Ain, and was named Garmin's lead rider for the 2012 Vuelta a España,[5] finishing seventh on the general classification. In 2013, he came second in Paris-Nice, having led the race for two days, and was selected for the Tour de France for the first time, again making the top ten overall.

He won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, joining a high quality breakaway group on the final stage to overcome a 39-second deficit to overnight race leader Alberto Contador.[6]

He retired from the 2014 Tour de France after a very uncomfortable day on his bike, due to multiple crashes. The broom wagon was following him at the end of the stage.[7]

Career achievements

Major results


1st National Collegiate Road Race Championships
9th National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
6th Overall Tour of the Gila
10th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Youth classification
1st Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Youth classification
7th Overall Vuelta a España
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
8th National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
1st Youth classification
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Critérium International
10th Overall Tour de France
1st Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st National Time Trial Championship
7th National Road Race Championship
10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Overall Tour of Utah
1st Stage 6
4th Overall Tour of California
5th Overall Tour de Suisse
5th Overall Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 10 WD 11
golden jersey Vuelta 79 7 51 WD 5


  1. "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Andrew Talansky at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. Hood, Andrew. "A conversation with Andrew Talansky: Part I, from Miami to Europe -". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2015. I was born in New York, but I moved to Florida when I was two. I graduated from high school in Miami. That’s when I started to ride.
  4. "Top American in Tour de France Is a Rookie: Andrew Talansky, 24, Took a Different Path to the Big Race". WSJ. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. "Garmin Sees Its Future in Rising American Star Andrew Talansky". Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. "Chris Froome 12th at Dauphine as Andrew Talansky wins". BBC.
  7. "Tour de Farce: Talansky bravery, Gallopin glory, Sagan anger". Eurosport. Yahoo. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  8. "Andrew Talansky". Cycling Archives. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  9. "Andrew Talansky". Cycling Base. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  10. "Andrew Talansky". Cycling Quotient. Retrieved March 7, 2013.

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