Andrew Talansky

Andrew's Stats

  • DOB: November 23, 1988
  • Birth Place: New York
  • Current Residence: Napa, California
  • Nationality: USA
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 63 kg
  • Strengths: Climbing, TT, stage racing
  • Pro Since: 2008

    Q&A with Andrew

  • What is your favorite music to listen to?

    Whatever fits my mood. Country, Rap, Alternative, you name it I listen to it.

  • What do you listen to for your TT warmup?

    Varies depending on what I’m liking at the moment

  • Do you have any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms?

    I always message my wife before I head out of the bus, whether it’s a road race or TT.

  • What food do you miss most when you are traveling away from home?

    Mexican

  • What is the first memory you have of riding a bicycle?

    Learning to ride in the dead end street near my house. And loving it.

  • What was your first professional race and how did it go?

    Tour Mediteranean in France. We climbed Mont Faron, a well known climb in the area, I got 4th on the day and 4th overall.

  • What is your favorite race and why?

    I love Paris Nice, but I will have to say Dauphine, and not just because I won it. I like the courses, it’s always a strong field, and serves as the perfect final preparation for the Tour de France.

  • What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?

    Winning the Dauphine.

  • What do you like to do when you have time at home that is not cycling?

    Spend time with my friends, with my wife. Just enjoy the routine of normal day to day life, enjoy not being on the road, enjoy my wife’s cooking.

  • What career would you have pursued if not for cycling? Or, what was your favorite subject in school?

    Definitely Journalism. That or I would have ended up living by the beach teaching surf lessons in Maui. I love to surf.

  • What would you like fans to know about you?

    That I promise to always compete in this sport clean. I think that is the best thing I can do to give back to the sport and give back to the people who support me, and all the fans of cycling. They can take confidence in knowing that when I get a result it will be something they can believe in.

Career Highlights

  • 2015 US National Championships, Time Trial - 1st
  • 2014 Criterium Dauphine, GC - 1st
  • 2013 Tour de France, GC – 10th
  • 2013 Tour de France, Best Young Rider – 2nd
  • 2013 Tour de France, stage 20 – 6th
  • 2013 Tour de France, stage 14 – 3rd
  • 2013 Paris-Nice, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • 2013 Paris-Nice, stage 3 – 1st
  • 2012 Tour de Romandie, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • 2012 Tour de Romandie, GC – 2nd
  • 2012 Tour de l’Ain, GC – 1st
  • 2011 Tour Méditerranéen, GC – 4th
  • 2011 Tour de Romandie, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • 2010 US National Championships U23 RR – 1st
  • 2010 San Dimas Stage Race, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • 2010 Valley of the Sun, GC – 3rd
  • 2009 Tour de Nez, Best Young Rider - 1st
  • 2008 US Collegiate National RR – 1st

2015 Results

  • Critérium du Dauphiné, GC - 10th
  • Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 7 - 8th
  • Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5 - 7th
  • US National Championships, Time Trial - 1st
  • Volta a Catalunya, stage 3 - 7th
  • Paris-Nice, stage 7 - 6th

2014

  • Tour de France, stage 2 - 7th
  • Criterium Dauphine, GC - 1st
  • Criterium Dauphine, stage 8 - 4th
  • Criterium Dauphine, stage 7 - 5th
  • Criterium Dauphine, stage 2 - 5th
  • Criterium Dauphine, stage 1 - 4th
  • Tour of Romandie, stage 3 - 10th
  • Tour of Romandie, stage 1 - 5th
  • Volta a Catalunya, GC - 6th
  • Volta a Catalunya, stage 4 - 6th
  • Volta a Catalunya, stage 3 - 8th

2013

  • USA Pro Challenge, stage 5 – 2nd
  • Tour de France, GC – 10th
  • Tour de France, Best Young Rider – 2nd
  • Tour de France, stage 20 – 6th
  • Tour de France, stage 14 – 3rd
  • Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 8 – 3rd
  • Criterium International, stage 3 – 6th
  • Criterium International, stage 2 – 5th
  • Paris-Nice, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • Paris-Nice, stage 3 – 1st
  • Paris-Nice, GC – 2nd
  • Paris-Nice, stage 7 – 2nd
  • Paris-Nice, stage 4 – 6th

2012

  • Vuelta a España, Overall – 7th
  • Vuelta a España, stage 16 – 8th
  • Vuelta a España, stage 14 – 6th
  • Vuelta a España, stage 11 – 9th
  • Vuelta a España, stage 5 – 6th
  • Vuelta a España, stage 3 – 9th
  • Tour de l’Ain, GC – 1st
  • Tour de l’Ain, stage 5 – 9th
  • Tour de l’Ain, stage 4 – 1st
  • Tour de l’Ain, stage 3 – 3rd
  • Tour of California, stage 5 – 5th
  • Tour de Romandie, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • Tour de Romandie, GC – 2nd
  • Tour de Romandie, stage 3 – 4th
  • Volta ao Algarve, stage 5 – 7th
  • Volta ao Algarve, stage 3 – 7th
  • Volta ao Algarve, GC – 8th

2011

  • Tour Méditerranéen, stage 5 – 4th
  • Tour Méditerranéen, GC – 4th
  • Paris – Nice,stage 6 – 7th
  • Critérium International, stage 3 – 5th
  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, stage 6 – 5th
  • Tour de Romandie, Best Young Rider – 1st
  • Tour de Romandie, stage 2 – 7th
  • Tour de Romandie, stage 4 – 6th
  • Tour de Romandie, GC – 9th
  • Tour of California, stage 4 – 9th

2010

  • Valley of the Sun Stage Race, stage 1 – 3rd
  • Valley of the Sun Stage Race, stage 2 – 2nd
  • Valley of the Sun Stage Race, GC – 3rd
  • Joe Martin Stage Race, stage 1 – 1st
  • Ronde de l’Isard d’Ariège, stage 3 – 3rd
  • Ronde de l’Isard d’Ariège, GC – 3rd
  • Volta Ciclista Provincia Tarragona, stage 2 – 1st
  • Volta Ciclista Provincia Tarragona, GC – 2nd
  • Tour des Pays de Savoie, stage 2 – 1st
  • U.S. National Championship, Road, U23 – 1st
  • Giro della Valle d’Aosta, stage 5 – 2nd
  • Giro della Valle d’Aosta, GC – 10th
  • Tour de l’Avenir, stage 3 – 3rd
  • Tour de l’Avenir, stage 6 – 2nd
  • Tour de l’Avenir, stage 7 – 2nd
  • Tour de l’Avenir, GC – 2nd

2009

  • Panoche Valley Road Race – 3rd
  • La Vuelta de Bisbee, prologue – 8th
  • U.S. National Time Trial Championships, U23 – 9th
  • La Vuelta de Bisbee, overall – 9th
  • Tour de Nez, Best Young Rider - 1st

2008

  • US Collegiate National Road Race Championships – 1st
  • Vuelta Puebla, stage 6 – 4th
  • Fitchburg Longsjo Classi, stage 1 – 5thc

Andrew's Stats

  • DOB: November 23, 1988
  • Birth Place: New York
  • Current Residence: Napa, California
  • Nationality: USA
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 63 kg
  • Strengths: Climbing, TT, stage racing
  • Pro Since: 2008

    Q&A with Andrew

  • What is your favorite music to listen to?

    Whatever fits my mood. Country, Rap, Alternative, you name it I listen to it.

  • What do you listen to for your TT warmup?

    Varies depending on what I’m liking at the moment

  • Do you have any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms?

    I always message my wife before I head out of the bus, whether it’s a road race or TT.

  • What food do you miss most when you are traveling away from home?

    Mexican

  • What is the first memory you have of riding a bicycle?

    Learning to ride in the dead end street near my house. And loving it.

  • What was your first professional race and how did it go?

    Tour Mediteranean in France. We climbed Mont Faron, a well known climb in the area, I got 4th on the day and 4th overall.

  • What is your favorite race and why?

    I love Paris Nice, but I will have to say Dauphine, and not just because I won it. I like the courses, it’s always a strong field, and serves as the perfect final preparation for the Tour de France.

  • What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?

    Winning the Dauphine.

  • What do you like to do when you have time at home that is not cycling?

    Spend time with my friends, with my wife. Just enjoy the routine of normal day to day life, enjoy not being on the road, enjoy my wife’s cooking.

  • What career would you have pursued if not for cycling? Or, what was your favorite subject in school?

    Definitely Journalism. That or I would have ended up living by the beach teaching surf lessons in Maui. I love to surf.

  • What would you like fans to know about you?

    That I promise to always compete in this sport clean. I think that is the best thing I can do to give back to the sport and give back to the people who support me, and all the fans of cycling. They can take confidence in knowing that when I get a result it will be something they can believe in.