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Historic Overview Olaf Ludwig

Rider

Overall Rank259
NameOlaf LUDWIG
Country
  Germany
Date of birth13-Apr-1960 - Gera (Thuringen)
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Biography

Olaf Ludwig

Olaf Ludwig (born 13 April 1960 in Gera, Bezirk Gera) is a former German racing cyclist. His career began at the SG Dynamo Gera / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. As an East German, he raced as an amateur until reunification of Germany allowed him to become professional with Panasonic team. As a sprinter, the highlight of his career was winning the points classification in the 1990 Tour de France. Other highlights include 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 Road World Cup. In 1992 he won the Champs Elysees stage in the Tour de France and won the third Tour stage of his career the following year.

His sprinting rivals included Mario Cipollini, Wilfried Nelissen and Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.

In 1993 he joined Team Telekom, later T-Mobile Team. On retirement in 1996 he took up public relations for the team. He subsequently became principal team manager, but his involvement with the team finished at the end of 2006.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

3 6 3 3 4 78

Major Victories

Amstel Gold Race 1992
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1991
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1992
Rund um den Henninger Turm 1994
Olympic Games Road Race 1988
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1992
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1992
G.P. de Fourmies 1992
Tour de l'Avenir 1983
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt 1982, 1986
Tour de France - stages 1990 (1), 1992 (1), 1993 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1990 (1), 1991 (1), 1992 (2)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1990 (3), 1996 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 1991 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1990 (1), 1996 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1992 (1), 1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1996 (1)
Tour of Britain - stages 1994 (1)
Tour of Ireland - Nissan Classic - stages 1990 (1), 1991 (2)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1982 (1), 1983 (4)
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 1980 (4), 1981 (5), 1982 (5), 1983 (5), 1984 (4), 1986 (7), 1987 (2), 1988 (4), 1989 (2)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1991 (1), 1996 (1)
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Seasons

Olaf Ludwig - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1980 Individual
164 256
2. 1981 Individual
141 316
3. 1982 Individual
247 203
4. 1983 Individual
480 111
5. 1984 Individual
122 318
6. 1985 Individual
9 802
7. 1986 Individual
226 260
8. 1987 Individual
94 432
9. 1988 Individual
559 109
10. 1989 Individual
69 494
11. 1990 Panasonic - Sportlife
1155 35
12. 1991 Panasonic - Sportlife
2013 7
13. 1992 Panasonic - Sportlife
2052 6
14. 1993 Telekom
1580 13
15. 1994 Telekom
1066 35
16. 1995 Team Deutsche Telekom
444 114
17. 1996 Team Deutsche Telekom
709 64
18. 1997 Team Deutsche Telekom
1 1219
Overall: 11131 259