Michael Schär (SUI)

Turned pro


Date of birth

September 29, 1986

Place of birth

Sursee, Switzerland




Sursee, Switzerland


6 ft 5 inch / 198 cm


170 lbs / 77 kg

Bio snapshot

Finished third on final stage of the USA Pro Challenge while helping Tejay van Garderen win the overall and the team classification for the second straight year ... Soloed final 60 kilometers after being part of day's breakaway to narrowly win Stage 2 at Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah ... Earned "most aggressive rider" honors for his heroics in scoring only his second career victory... Finished third Tour de France (out of four starts) in 43rd place ... Finished third out of a breakaway on opening stage of Tour of Qatar ... 2013: Helped Tejay van Garderen win USA Pro Challenge and the team classification ... Team's best finisher (seventh overall) and sixth on final stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah ... Forced to withdraw from Tour de France before Stage 8 due to injuries suffered in crashes on Stages 5 and 7 ... Won Swiss national road championship and scored first professional victory by out-sprinting Martin Elmiger ... Helped Tejay van Garderen win the Amgen Tour of California and the team classification ... Initiated breakaway at start of Strade Bianche that was only caught in the final kilometer ... Part of squad that won team classification at Tour of Oman ... Seventh overall at Tour of Qatar and part of team time trial and team classification victories ... 2012: Helped Johann Tschopp win Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah ... Represented Switzerland in Olympic Games road race in London ... Finished sixth in Swiss national road championships … Placed team-best 16th overall at Tour of Oman ... Considered one of the most valuable domestics in all of professional cycling … 2011: Helped Cadel Evans win Tour de France, Tour de Romandie and Tirreno-Adriatico … Past two-time national Under 23 time trial champion (2005-2006) and junior national time trial champion 2004).

Specialties and Strengths

Stage racing, one-day classics

Top 10 results 2014

Aug. 25

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 7


Aug. 19

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 1


Aug. 6

Tour of Utah, Stage 2


Feb. 9

Tour of Qatar, Stage 1


Career Highlights


1st, national road championship (SUI)
1st, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour of Qatar (QAT)
3rd, Stage 1 (TTT), Tirreno-Adriatico (ITA)
4th, TTT, UCI Road World Championships (ITA)
6th, Stage 6, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)


2nd, Stage 3, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA) 
6th, national road championship (SUI)
6th, Stage 1, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)
6th, Stage 2 (TTT), Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)
7th, Stage 1, Franco-Belge (BEL) 


2nd, Stage 1 (TTT), Tour de France (FRA)
6th, Stage 1 (TTT), Tirreno-Adriatico (ITA)