Urs Zimmermann

For the pilot, see Swissair Flight 111.
Urs Zimmermann
Personal information
Full name Urs Zimmermann
Born (1959-11-29) 29 November 1959
Mühledorf, Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
19831984 Cilo-Aufina
19851989 Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1990 7 Eleven-Hoonved
19911992 Motorola
Major wins

Stage races

Tour de Suisse (1984)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1986)
Critérium International (1986)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (1986)
Infobox last updated on
13 December 2007

Urs Zimmermann (born on 29 November 1959 in Mühledorf) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist. He stood on the podium in two of the three Grand Tour events after finishing third in 1986 Tour de France and 1988 Giro d'Italia. He also won several stage races such as the Tour de Suisse, Dauphiné Libéré and Critérium International.

After the eleventh stage of the 1991 Tour de France, there was a rest day, on which the cyclists were transferred from Nantes to Pau, by airplane. Zimmermann had a fear of flying, so he refused to use the airplane. The jury then disqualified him, but after the other cyclists protested, he was allowed to use other means of transportation.[1]

He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1986.[2]

Career achievements

Major results

3rd National Hill Climb Championships
10th Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
2nd Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
3rd Overall Tour du Vaucluse
4th GP du Canton d'Argovie
1st Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Grabs–Voralp
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
7th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Trofeo Baracchi
1st GP de la Liberté
1st Stage 9a (TTT) Tour de Suisse
2nd Giro del Piemonte
3rd Coppa Agostoni
8th Coppa Sabatini
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 2
1st Giro del Lazio
1st Profronde van Tiel (Critérium)
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Tour de France
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour de France
6th Gran Premio di Lugano
8th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4b (ITT)
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
6th Rund um den Henninger Turm
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
2nd Giro del Friuli
4th Overall Giro del Trentino

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
gold jersey Vuelta - - - - - - - - -
Pink jersey Giro - 50 - - 3 6 WD - 44
Yellow jersey Tour 58 - 3 WD WD WD - 116 -

WD = Withdrew


  1. "The Arrival of the Indurain Era". Cycling Revealed. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  2. "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

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