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Gerd Thiemichen

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Gerd Thiemichen (born 6 December 1921)[1] is a former German cyclist and national champion in cycling

Thiemichen began his career as a cyclist in 1936, racing in road and track events.

At the 1949 East Zone Tour, Thiemichen finished tenth overall. In 1950, he won the GDR championship title in the 4000-meter team pursuit together with Otto Busse, Helmut Richard Körnig and Rolf Thieme.

From 1951 Thiemichen drove steeplechase races. In 1952 he won the Prize of the City of Leipzig, the first race in the GDR, which led over 100 km. In 1954 he was the most successful stayer in the country with 14 victories in 25 endurance races. At the national championships of the Steher Thiemichen fought for two second places in his career. In 1954 he rode his last standing race, competing for BSG Chemie Leipzig.[2]

Already in the following season Thiemichen started as a pacemaker.

Thiemichen was active for several years as a youth coach at ASK Vorwärts Leipzig. After that, he was an honorary organizer of track races in Leipzig for many years

Literature

  • Der Radsportler, issue of March 15, 1968, page 6, From track and road rider to pacemaker: GERD THIEMICHEN, Publisher: German Cycling Federation of the GDR

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Individual references

  1. German Cycling Federation of the GDR (ed.): Der Radsportler. No. 48/1987. Berlin 1987, p. 7.
  2. Presidium of the GDR Cycling Section (ed.): Radsport-Woche. No. 49/1954, Sportverlag, Berlin 1954, p. 4.