Michael Schär

Birthdate 29.09.1986
Height & weight 198 cm | 78 KG
Speciality Rouleur
Country Switzerland

Michael Schär, who is heading into his tenth season with CCC Team, is the epitome of super domestique. The former Swiss National Road Race champion is one of the team’s most-experienced riders.

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Michael Schär

Michael Schär, who is heading into his tenth season with CCC Team, is the epitome of super domestique. The former Swiss National Road Race champion is one of the team’s most-experienced riders and has recorded ten Grand Tour participations, including the 2011 Tour de France in support of overall winner Cadel Evans.

Schär, who is often seen driving the front of the peloton, is not only an asset in stage races and Grand Tours, but also on the cobbles. Throughout his career, Schär has raced 32 Monuments and countless Classics, where he played an invaluable role in helping the likes of Greg Van Avermaet to victory.

Schär showed he has what it takes to win in his own right when he claimed stage 2 of the 2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and came close to the overall win at the 2016 Tour des Fjords where he eventually settled for second place.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

When I was standing around my father’s bike shop and I saw many pro cyclists coming in. I was a young boy, around ten years old and that’s when I knew I wanted to be a cyclist.

My greatest racing memory is…

The Tour de France win with Cadel Evans. We had a very special group and it was my first Tour de France participation. Going into Pairs in yellow was really something incredible. We chased this for many years after and I didn’t really realize just how amazing it was at the time. I have a special bond with the guys in the 2011 Tour de France team and we are still friends.

The race I dream of winning is…

Paris Roubaix. I have a good memory of the race from my U23 days and it really matches my characteristics, better than the Flemish classics because I am not so explosive. As a kid, it is one of the first races I remember watching.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

Probably an architect. Even before I built my house I was interested in architecture and now even more so.

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