Historic Overview Didi Thurau

Rider

Overall Rank117
NameDidi THURAU
Country
  Germany
Date of birth09-Nov-1954 - Frankfurt (Hessen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Didi Thurau

Dietrich ("Didi") Thurau (born 9 November 1954 in Frankfurt) is a retired German professional road bicycle racer. His biggest career achievements include winning the one-day classic, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, his home country's Deutschland Tour and surprising the field at the 1977 Tour de France by capturing four stages and holding the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification from the prologue for 15 days. Thurau did win the young rider classification although he lost the overall lead to eventual winner Bernard Thévenet.

Thurau was German pursuit champion three times and won 29 six-day races. He is the father of current Bora-Argon 18 professional cyclist Björn Thurau.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1979
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1977, 1979
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1977
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1978
Tour de Suisse - stages 1987 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1977 (4), 1979 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1978 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1976 (5)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1977 (8), 1979 (2)

Seasons

Didi Thurau - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1975 TI - Raleigh 939 38
2. 1976 TI - Raleigh - Campagnolo 1833 14
3. 1977 Raleigh 3229 3
4. 1978 IJsboerke - Gios 1669 16
5. 1979 IJsboerke - Warncke Eis 2787 6
6. 1980 Puch - Campagnolo - Sem 950 48
7. 1981 Kotter's Racing Team - G.B.C. 721 66
8. 1982 Toshiba 276 167
9. 1983 Del Tongo - Colnago 568 77
10. 1984 Portas 3 667
11. 1985 Hitachi - Splendor - Sunair 87 365
12. 1986 Supermercati Brianzoli 380 148
13. 1987 Roland - Skala - TW Rock - Chiori 605 92
14. 1988 Panasonic - Isostar 0 890
Overall: 14047 117