Tom Danielson

Tom Danielson

Infobox Cyclist
ridername = Tom Danielson

image_caption = Danielson at the 2007 Tour of California
fullname =
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|3|13
country = USA
height =
weight =
currentteam = Team Garmin-Chipotle
discipline = Road
role = Rider
ridertype =
amateuryears =
amateurteams =
proyears = 1999-2001
proteams = SoBe/Headshok
Fassa Bortolo
Discovery Channel
Team Garmin-Chipotle
majorwins = 2006 Vuelta a España 1 stage
2006 Osterreich Rundfahrt
2002 Tour of Qinghai Lake
updated = July 25, 2008

Tom Danielson (born March 13, 1978 in East Lyme, Connecticut, U.S.) is a professional road bicycle racer. Previously riding for the Saturn Team on the U.S. Pro Circuit, and for Fassa Bortolo in Europe, Danielson is currently a member of Team Garmin-Chipotle, but rode for the Discovery Channel team between 2005 and 2007.

Danielson currently holds the record for the fastest ascent of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, in the Race to the Clouds competition. The previous record holder was another American cyclist, Tyler Hamilton.

Danielson had a very uneventful stint on the Division 1 Italian team Fassa Bortolo, missing the early spring campaign due to visa issues. Subsequently, he raced for the Discovery Channel team, with whom he won the 2005 Tour de Georgia.

Tom Danielson was to lead the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team in the 2.HC rated UCI 2007 Tour of Qinghai Lake, a very difficult multi-stage race set on the high-steppes of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, but pulled out of the "world highest bicycle race" at the last moment. Nonetheless, his teammates Allan Davis and Fuyu Li went on to capture the 1st and 16th place positions in the opening stage 1 on July 14th, 2007.


* Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships;2002
* 1st Overall, Tour of Qinghai Lake (and Stage 5 and 8 wins)
* Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (New Record)
* Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
* Tour de Los Alamos;2003
* Le Tour de Langkawi
* Pomona Valley Stage Race
* Redlands Bicycle Classic
* Iron Horse Bicycle Classic (New Record)
* Stage 2, Nature Valley Grand Prix
* Cascade Cycling Classic
* International Tour de Toona
* Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb;2004
* Mount Evans Hill Climb (New Record);2005
* 1st Overall, Ford Tour de Georgia (and 1 stage win)
* 7th Overall, Vuelta a España;2006
* 6th Overall, Vuelta a España (and Stage 17 win)
* 1st Overall, Hervis Tour of Austria (or "Osterreich Rundfahrt")
* 2nd Overall, Tour de Georgia (and 1 stage win)

External links

* [ VELOBIOS Rider Profile]
* [ official site]
* [ Mt. Washington record breaking race results]
* [ 2005 interview]
* [ SI article]

NAME= Danielson, Tom
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Road bicycle racer
DATE OF BIRTH= 1978-03-13
PLACE OF BIRTH=East Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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