Jesper Skibby

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Jesper Skibby, 1997

Jesper Skibby (born March 21, 1964 in Silkeborg ) is a former Danish cyclist who took part in the Tour de France , the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España , among others .


Skibby was a professional from 1986 to 2000 and celebrated 24 wins during that time. From 1986 to 1988 he drove for the Roland team, from 1989 to 1997 for TVM, in 1998 and 1999 for Home-Jack & Jones and in 2000 for Memory Card-Jack & Jones. In 2000 he ended his career.

Skibby was hit by the jury car during the Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg in 1987 and fell. The jury then removed the mountain from the route program for the years to come.

Skibby's greatest successes were stage wins at the Tour de France (5th stage of the Tour de France 1993), the Giro d'Italia (1989) and the Tour of Spain (2 stage wins 1991/1995). In 1994 he emerged as the winner of the Tour of the Netherlands .


On November 22, 2006, a biography appeared in which Skibby admitted doping of his own accord . The former stage winner of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta describes in this biography his years of systematic doping abuse. He repeated this admission tearfully at a press conference. After that, after a bad 1990 season, he looked for “other options” in order to be successful. From 1993, he finally took illegal performance-enhancing drugs without feeling guilty. This was the reason for his late confession, Skibby said he wanted to be honest with his daughters at last. He also hopes that the book will help young people avoid doping and not lose self-respect. According to his own statement, the systematic doping "revived his body", and Skibby won stages in all three major cycling tours from now on. Although the Dane does not accuse any of the people behind him in his biography, other former professional cyclists in his country, such as Bo Hamburger and Bjarne Riis, who are also still heavily suspected of doping, did not want to comment on the confession. Skibby had to "take this on his own terms". In 2007 they both finally admitted that they had doped like Skibby.


  • Skibby. Forstå mig ret . Ekstra Bladet, Copenhagen 2006. (autobiography)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jesper Skibby - Flandern Rundt 1987. YouTube, August 12, 2011, accessed April 9, 2015 .
  2. ^ De Ronde 2002. Koppenberg. Tom & Eddy Van Laere, 2002, archived from the original on June 7, 2002 ; Retrieved April 10, 2015 (Dutch).