Roger Kluge

Professional Cyclist

  • Nationality
    German
  • Birthdate
    February 5, 1986
  • Weight
    86KG
  • Team
    Lotto Soudal
  • Discipline
    Lead out men, track cyclist
  • Height
    192cm

LIFE

Roger began cycling at the age of nine. Three years later, he moved to Cottbus where he was successful in cycling at an early age.

At the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing, Roger took 2nd place in the points race at the young age of 22.
For this feat, he received the Silver Laurel from the German Federal President; it is widely considered the most prestigious prize for athletes in Germany.

Numerous victories were to follow, yielding his first professional contract in 2010. Due to his extraordinary performance, the 192cm Eisenhüttenstadt native was nominated to participate in the Tour de France in his very first professional season.

In the following years. Roger delivered convincing performances for different teams, be it as a lead-out rider or a sprinter. In the process, Roger managed the shift back and forth between the track and road cycling seasons effortlessly.

At the age of 33, Roger can look back on great career, highlighted by his three participations at the Olympic Games and Tour de France and Giro d’Italia starts.

SUCCESSES

 

2019: 1st place World Championships, Madison

 

2018: 2nd place European Championships, Madison

 

2018: 1st place World Championships, Madison

 

2016: 6th Olympic Games , Omnium

 

2016: 1st Giro d’Italia stage 17

 

2016: 2nd World Championships, Omnium

 

2015: 1st ZLM Tour prologue

 

2015: 3rd place Giro d´Italia stage 21

 

2012: 4th place Olympic Games, Omnium

 

2010: 1st place European Championships, Omnium

 

2010: 1st place Neuseen Classics „Rund um die Braunkohle“

 

2009: 1st place European Championships, Madison

 

2008: 2nd place Olympic Games, Points race

 

2008: 2nd place World Championships, Madison

 

2008: 3nd place World Championships, Scratch