Historic Overview Raimund Dietzen

Rider

Overall Rank733
NameRaimund DIETZEN
Country
  Germany
Date of birth29-May-1959 - Trier (Rheinland Pfalz)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Raimund Dietzen - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1981 Puch 0 717
2. 1982 Puch 182 230
3. 1983 Teka 454 106
4. 1984 Teka 965 35
5. 1985 Teka 643 79
6. 1986 Teka 916 45
7. 1987 Teka 867 45
8. 1988 Teka 815 54
9. 1989 Teka 257 209
10. 1990 Teka 15 672
Overall: 5114 733

Biography

Reimund Dietzen sometimes written Raimund Dietzen (born 29 May 1959 in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a retired road and cyclo-cross cyclist from Germany, who was a professional rider from 1982 to 1990. He is currently a directeur sportif with the Gerolsteiner cycling team.

Dietzen was a successful amateur winning the German cyclo-cross championship in 1980 and 1981 as well as winning in road races. He turned professional with the Swiss team Puch in 1982. He won the cyclo-cross race the Grand Prix Jean Bausch-Pierre Kellner that year. The following year he joined a Spanish cycling team Teka with whom he would stay with for the rest of his career. In his first year with his new team he won the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The following year he became the champion of Germany in the road race and cyclo-cross as well his first stage victory in the Vuelta a España. He won the stage to the Lagos de Covadonga which is a very steep climb and a prestigious stage to win. He would finish that year's edition of the Vuelta third overall. The following year he was again cyclo-cross champion as well as the winner of the Vuelta a Cantabria. In 1986 he was again German road champion and won a second stage in the 1986 Vuelta a España. In 1987 he wore the leader's jersey in the 1987 Vuelta a España for five days before losing it to Herrera and then finishing the race second overall to Luis Herrera of Colombia. Dietzen finished the 1988 Vuelta a España second overall, this time to Sean Kelly of Ireland. In the 1989 Vuelta a España, Dietzen won a stage but several days later he crashed. He had ridden into a tunnel which was not illuminated and crashed, suffering career-ending injuries. He was only 30 years of age when the following year he stopped as a professional after not recovering. Seventeen years later, the Supreme Court of Spain ordered the organisers of the Vuelta a España to pay damages to Dietzen. Dietzen obtained nearly all of his success in Spanish races with wins in Vuelta a La Rioja, Vuelta a Castilla y León and the Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme. Since 2003 Dietzen is a directeur sportif with Team Gerolsteiner. He currently lives in Spain.

source - Wikipedia