Historic Overview Stanisław Szozda

Rider

Overall Rank3928
NameStanisław SZOZDA
Country
  Poland
Date of birth25-Sep-1950 - Dobromierz
Date of death23-Nov-2013 - Wrocław
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Biography

Stanisław Szozda

Stanisław Szozda (25 September 1950 – 23 September 2013) was an elite Polish cyclist. He had his best achievements in the 100 km team time trial. In this event he won two silver medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, as well as two gold and two bronze medals at the world championships in 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1977. He was less successful in the individual road race, finishing in 76th and 11th place at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, respectively, and winning a silver medal at the 1973 UCI Road World Championships.

In 1974, he won the Tour de Bretagne Cycliste, both individually and in the team competition. He also won the Tour de Pologne in 1971, Tour of Algeria in 1973, Peace Race in 1974, and Tour of Małopolska in 1976. He finished second in the Peace Race in 1976 and first in 1973 with the Polish team.

He suffered a career-ending spinal injury after a fall during the 1978 Peace Race.

After retiring from competitions he worked as a trainer in the United States with Eddie Borysewicz, and after returning to Poland did not follow the traditional route of becoming a cycling coach. He was married to Grażyna Szozda; they have a daughter Natalia and a son Radosław. Szozda was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

Major Victories

Tour de Pologne 1971
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt 1974
Tour de Pologne - stages 1971 (3), 1973 (1), 1974 (2), 1976 (2)
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 1973 (2), 1974 (6), 1975 (1), 1976 (4), 1978 (1)
More results

Seasons

Stanisław Szozda - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1971 Individual 66 366
2. 1972 Individual 19 536
3. 1973 Individual 226 178
4. 1974 Individual 281 155
5. 1975 Individual 58 330
6. 1976 Individual 235 187
7. 1977 Individual 9 585
8. 1978 Individual 16 530
Overall: 910 3928