Gabriel Rasch

Gabriel Rasch

Personal information
Full name Ole Gabriel Rasch
Nickname Gabba[1]
Born (1976-04-08) 8 April 1976
Hole, Norway
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider (retired)
Director Sportif
Rider type Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2002 Team Krone
2003 Ringerike
2003 Team Fakta (stagiaire)
2005 Sparebanken Vest-Ridley
2006–2007 Maxbo–Bianchi
Professional team(s)
2008 Crédit Agricole
2009–2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Garmin–Cervélo
2012 FDJ–BigMat
2013–2014 Team Sky
Managerial team(s)
2014– Team Sky
Infobox last updated on
14 April 2014

Ole Gabriel Rasch (born 8 April 1976 in Hole, Norway) is a Norwegian former road bicycle racer, who currently works as a directeur sportif for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.[2]


For his first three professional contracts, Rasch was a teammate of countryman Thor Hushovd, and he has credited Hushovd with helping him break into the professional ranks.[3] He won the Norwegian National Road Race Championship in 2003.[4]

Rasch left FDJ–BigMat at the end of the 2012 season, and was scheduled to join the new IAM Cycling team for the 2013 season.[5] However, it was later announced that Rasch was joining Team Sky instead.[6] It was announced in October 2013, that Rasch would retire from cycling during the 2014 season, to become a directeur sportif with Team Sky.[7] Rasch completed his professional career with a 117th-place finish in Paris–Roubaix.[2]

Personal life

Rasch currently resides in a French suburb of Monaco.[8]


7th Overall Tour de l'Ain
8th Overall Tour de Slovaquie
2nd National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Ringerike GP
2nd Overall Ringerike GP
1st National Road Race Championships
6th Mi-Août 3
3rd Overall Ringerike GP
5th Overall Tour de Slovaquie
7th Overall Rás Tailteann
7th Overall Ringerike GP
1st Overall Ringerike GP
1st GP Möbel Alvisse
2nd Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
2nd Druivenkoers
3rd Overall Tour de la Somme
4th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
6th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
7th Colliers Classic
8th Overall Roserittet
9th GP Herning
1st Overall Gjøvik GP
1st Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Ringerike GP
4th Overall Paris–Corrèze
6th Sparkassen Giro Bochum
8th Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
9th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
5th Tro-Bro Léon
6th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
1st Overall Ringerike GP
7th Overall Tour of Qatar
10th Overall Tour de Picardie

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro WD 151
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 86 101 118

WD = withdrew


  1. Legan, Nick (2 September 2011). "Three new pieces from Castelli". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Top 10 for Thomas and Wiggins". Team Sky. BSkyB. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. After working hard early on alongside Christian Knees (65th) and Salvatore Puccio (112th), Gabriel Rasch (117th) completed what was the final race of his career before moving on to become a Sports Director with the team.
  4. "National Championship, Road, Elite, Norway". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. Mignot, Alexandre (9 August 2012). "Tschopp et Rasch signent chez IAM Cycling" [Tschopp and Rasch sign with IAM Cycling]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar-Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  6. "Team Sky snap up Norwegian rider Gabriel Rasch as first signing of 2013". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  7. Wynn, Nigel (31 October 2013). "Gabriel Rasch to switch to sports director role at Sky after 2014 classics". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  8. Hushovd flytter til Monaco

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