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Bjarne Riis

1964 - Today

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Bjarne Lykkegård Riis (Danish pronunciation: [ˈpjɑːnə ˈʁiˀs]; born 3 April 1964), nicknamed The Eagle from Herning (Danish: Ørnen fra Herning), is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who placed first in the 1996 Tour de France. For many years he was the owner and later manager of the Oleg Tinkov associated Russian UCI WorldTeam Tinkoff–Saxo. Other career highlights include placing first in the Amstel Gold Race in 1997, multiple Danish National Championships, and stage wins in the Giro d'Italia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bjarne Riis has received more than 334,979 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Bjarne Riis is the 59th most popular cyclist (down from 46th in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 260th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Bjarne Riis ranks 59 out of 1,214Before him are Fiorenzo Magni, André Leducq, Gösta Pettersson, Tony Rominger, Jacques Dupont, and Roger Pingeon. After him are Greg LeMond, José Manuel Fuente, Guido Messina, Alberto Contador, Jan Ullrich, and Herman Van Springel.

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Among people born in 1964, Bjarne Riis ranks 132Before him are Joss Whedon, Ian Ziering, Kerry King, Anthony Delon, Lady Sarah Chatto, and Toni Polster. After him are Ray Stevenson, Gerald Vanenburg, Andi Deris, Elle Macpherson, Andrey Zvyagintsev, and Béatrice Dalle.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Bjarne Riis ranks 332 out of 893Before him are Georg Mohr (1640), Conrad Malte-Brun (1775), Frank Arnesen (1956), Julius Petersen (1839), August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1612), and Peter Freuchen (1886). After him are Olafur Eliasson (1967), Kjeld Abell (1901), Ernest Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1609), Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Prussia (1504), Jean Hersholt (1886), and Kim Larsen (1945).

Among CYCLISTS In Denmark

Among cyclists born in Denmark, Bjarne Riis ranks 2Before him are Tony Rominger (1961). After him are Henry Hansen (1902), Willy Hansen (1906), Chris Anker Sørensen (1984), Mogens Frey (1941), Leif Mortensen (1946), Michael Rasmussen (1974), Charles Schlee (1873), Axel Schandorff (1925), Peder Pedersen (1945), and Gunnar Asmussen (1944).