Andreas Klöden, who twice finished second in the Tour de France and who is an Olympic medalist, is one of the most professional riders of the peloton. He never looks for the spotlight but just prefers to win or let his teammates win. Only cycling counts for Andreas Klöden.
A recurring theme through his career is that he put his personal ambitions aside while riding in the service of Jan Ullrich, Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. While doing this, Klöden managed to win eight pro stage races including Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Romandie and two times the Tour of the Basque Country.
2011 was one of his best seasons ever. Freed of his domestique duties and in the form of his life, he was forced out of the Tour de France through injury after a bad crash in the descent of the Col du Pas de Peyrol. Veteran Klöden looks to the future and is happy to race alongside the Schleck brothers.