Historic Overview Didi Thurau

Rider

Overall Rank164
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 former professional cyclist Björn Thurau. In 1989, he revealed he had doped throughout his career.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1979
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1977, 1979
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1977
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1978
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1978
Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1977
Etoile de Bessèges 1978
Deutschland Rundfahrt 1979
G.P. de Fourmies 1975
Tour de Suisse - stages 1976 (1), 1978 (1), 1987 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1978 (2)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1977 (8), 1979 (2)
Paris - Nice - stages 1979 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1980 (1)
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1978 (4)
Tour de France - stages 1977 (5), 1979 (1)
Deutschland Rundfahrt - stages 1979 (1), 1981 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1976 (5)
More results

Seasons

Didi Thurau - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1974 TI - Raleigh 0 1012
2. 1975 TI - Raleigh 1003 36
3. 1976 TI - Raleigh - Campagnolo 1761 16
4. 1977 TI - Raleigh 3115 3
5. 1978 IJsboerke - Gios 1713 15
6. 1979 IJsboerke - Warncke Eis 2624 7
7. 1980 Puch - Campagnolo - Sem 918 48
8. 1981 Kotter's Racing Team - G.B.C. 716 78
9. 1982 Hoonved - Bottecchia 267 189
10. 1983 Del Tongo - Colnago 560 91
11. 1984 Portas 3 892
12. 1985 Hitachi - Splendor - Sunair 86 390
13. 1986 Supermercati Brianzoli - Essebi 371 170
14. 1987 Roland - Skala - TW Rock - Chiori 586 105
15. 1988 Panasonic - Isostar 0 1158
Overall: 13723 164