Rudi Altig

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Rudi Altig
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Altig in 2006
Personal information
Full nameRudi Altig
Born(1937-03-18)18 March 1937
Mannheim, Germany
Died11 June 2016(2016-06-11) (aged 79)
Remagen, Germany
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineTrack and road
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
1959Torpedo-Fichtel & Sachs
1960–1961Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop
1962–1964Saint Raphael
1965Margnat-Paloma
1966–1967Molteni
1968–1969Salvarani
1970–1971GBC-Zimba
Major wins
World champion individual pursuit (1960–1961)
Vuelta a España (1962)
Tour de France green jersey (1962)
Tour of Flanders (1964)
World Cycling Championship (1966)
Milan – San Remo (1968)

Rudi Altig (18 March 1937 – 11 June 2016) was a German professional track and road racing cyclist. He won the 1962 Vuelta a España and the world championship in 1966. After his retirement from sports he worked as a television commentator.

Altig died on 11 June 2016 in Remagen, Germany, as a result of cancer, aged 79.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Radsport-Legende Rudi Altig ist tot". sportschau.de (in German). 11 June 2016. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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