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Olaf Ludwig (born April 13, 1960,Gera) is a former German racing cyclist. As an East German, he spent the majority of his career racing as an amateur until the reunification of Germany allowed him to become professional with the Dutch Panasonic cycling team, one of the leading teams at the time. As a specialist sprinter, perhaps the highlight of his career was winning the maillot vert (Green jersey) in the 1990 Tour de France. Other career highlights included winning the Olympic road race in Seoul in 1988, a record 38 stage victories in the Peace Race, winning the Amstel Gold Race in 1992 and podium placings in the Paris-Roubaix. He also won the 1992 UCI World Cup. His contemporary sprinting rivals included Mario Cipollini, Wilfred Nelissen and Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Map of Germany showing Gera Gera is a city in the east of Thuringia, Germany. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... For the historical eastern German provinces, see Historical Eastern Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a Communist Party-led state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany. ... German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) refers to the reunification of Germany from its constituent parts of East Germany and West Germany under a single government on October 3, 1990. ... Panasonic is principal sponsor of the Toyota F1 team Panasonic is an electronics manufacturer owned by Matsushita Corporation of Japan. ... The maillot vert (French for green jersey) is the jersey or t-shirt worn by the leader of the Tour de Frances points classification. ... The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is an epic long distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France. ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ... Seoul (서울,   listen?) is the capital of South Korea and is one of the most populous cities in the world, located in the northwestern part of the country on the Han River. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Peace Race (German: Friedensfahrt, Czech: Závod Míru, Polish: Wyścig Pokoju, French: Course de la Paix) is a cycling event held in hmay. ... The Amstel Gold Race is a road cycling race held (mostly) in the southern part of the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Begun in 1896, Paris-Roubaix, third of the ten UCI World Cup races, has become the most famous single-day bicycle road race. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UCI World Cup was a season-long competition for European professional racing cyclists, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of competitive cycling. ... Mario Cipollini (born March 22, 1967) is an Italian professional road cyclist most noted for his sprinting ability. ... Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (b. ...


In 1993 he joined Team Telekom, later to become the T-Mobile Team. On retirement in 1996 he took up a post in public relations for the team, and has since become a team manager. He will apparently take over from Walter Godefroot as director sportif in 2006. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jan Ullrich leading the T-Mobile team in the team time trial stage of the 2004 Tour de France T-Mobile Team is an international professional road bicycle racing team. ... Jan Ullrich leading the T-Mobile team in the team time trial stage of the 2004 Tour de France T-Mobile Team is an international professional road bicycle racing team. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Cycling at the Summer Olympics | Olympic Champions in Men's Individual Road Race
Aristidis Konstantinidis | 1900-1920 | Armand Blanchonnet | 1928-1932 | Robert Charpentier | Jose Beyaert | Andre A. Noyelle | Ercole Baldini | Viktor Kapitonov | Mario Zanin | Pierfranco Vianelli | Hennie Kuiper | Bernt Johansson | Sergei Sukhoruchenkov | Alexi Grewal | Olaf Ludwig | Fabio Casartelli | Pascal Richard | Jan Ullrich | Paolo Bettini

Profile on the official T-Mobile website Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cycling has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... Aristidis Konstantinidis was a Greek cyclist. ... Fabio Casartelli Fabio Casartelli (August 1, 1970 near Como, Italy - July 18, 1995) was an Italian cyclist, who died in a crash on the descent of the Col de Portet dAspet, France, during the 15th stage of the Tour de France. ... Jan Ullrich in the T-Mobile Team uniform in Pforzheim during the 2005 Tour de France Jan Ullrich in Hanover Jan Ullrich (born December 2, 1973 in Rostock, Germany) is a German professional road bicycle racer. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ...


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Olaf Ludwig - Wikipedia (1887 words)
Olaf Ludwigs Eltern waren der Maschinist Rolf Ludwig († 1977) und Sieglinde Ludwig.
Daraufhin musste Ludwig, der sich bereits in der Vorbereitungsphase auf seine erste Olympiateilnahme befand, dem DTSB versprechen, sie gleich nach den Olympischen Spielen 1980 zu heiraten.
Anschließend fand eine Abschiedsgala für Ludwig in der Erwin-Panndorf-Halle statt.
Cycling4Fans - Portraits: Ex-Profis: Ludwig, Olaf (2427 words)
Kurz nach diesem Erlebnis gehörte Olaf zur Sportgemeinschaft Dynamo Gera, dort bekam er sein erstes Rennrad und eine erfolgreiche Radsportkarriere nahm ihren Lauf.
Ludwig schaffte den Übergang von den Amateuren zu den Profis nahezu übergangslos.
Der Bericht muß mich nachhaltig beeinruckt haben (diese tour-Ausgabe ist heute noch in meinem Besitz, die hab ich nie mehr hergegeben), denn der Namen Olaf Ludwig hatte sich irgendwo in meinem Gedächtnis einen Platz gesucht.
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