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Grégory

Rast

Nationality
Swiss
Lives in
Cham, Switzerland
Birthdate
17 Jan 1980
Speciality
Classics/All-rounder
Weight
82kg
Height
186cm
His large, powerful build, vast experience, and dry sense of humor make him a highly cherished teammate during high-pressure races.

Swiss rider Grégory Rast is the ultimate domestique. He has been the right-hand man to Fabian Cancellara for many years and his primary goal each season is the Classics. For Grégory, that means being one hundred percent ready when springtime rolls around, and in 2017 he will be supporting a new leader in John Degenkolb.  It is selfless teammates like ‘Rasty’ that shine brightly behind the scene - they are an integral part of the success yet rarely receive the fanfare and glory they deserve.

Grégory was introduced to cycling by his godfather when he was 15 and heavy into football (soccer), but admittedly not very good. His godfather, who was the president of the local cycling club at the time, presented him with a bicycle and kicking a ball was soon forgotten.

Grégory finished fourth in Paris-Roubaix (2011), has twice been crowned National Champion, and won a stage of the Tour de Suisse (2013), taking the win from a breakaway. His large, powerful build, vast experience, and dry sense of humor make him a highly cherished teammate during high-pressure races.

Palmares
2014
19TH
Milan-Sanremo
2013
1ST
Stage 6, Tour of Switzerland
2012
2ND
Prologue, Tour of Luxembourg
8TH
Olympic Games, Road
11TH
Tour of Flanders
13TH
Paris - Roubaix
2011
4TH
Paris - Roubaix
2010
3RD
Prologue, Tour of Luxembourg
11TH
Paris - Roubaix
2009
1ST
Prologue, Tour of Luxembourg
1ST
Points Classification, Tour de Romandie
2007
1ST
Overall, Tour of Luxembourg
1ST
Stage 4, Tour of Luxembourg
2006
1ST
National Championships, Road
2004
1ST
National Championships, Road