Historic Overview Michal Klasa

Rider

Overall Rank5304
NameMichal KLASA
Country
  Czechoslovakia
Date of birth19-Dec-1953 - Praha (Praha Kraj)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Michal Klasa (born 19 December 1953) is a retired cyclist from Czechoslovakia. He competed in four events in total at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics. In 1976, he finished in eights and fifth place in the 4000 m individual and team pursuit, respectively. In 1980, he won a bronze medal in the 100 km time trial, but failed to finish the individual road race. He missed the 1984 Summer Olympics due to their boycott by Czechoslovakia and competed in the Friendship Games instead, winning a bronze medal in the team road race.

Klasa won three medals at the world championships, in the team pursuit in 1974 and in the team time trial in 1981 and 1985. Between 1976 and 1985 he won more than 12 individual stages at major international races and three races overall, in Lidice (1979), Circuit des Ardennes (1981) and the Sealink Race (1981).

He retired around 1986 due to multiple past injuries and worked first as a cycling coach and then as a distributor of nutrition supplements.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de Pologne - stages 1976 (2)
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 1978 (1), 1979 (2), 1981 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1978 (1)
More results

Seasons

Michal Klasa - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1976 Individual 46 419
2. 1977 Individual 59 357
3. 1978 Individual 124 275
4. 1979 Individual 75 346
5. 1981 Individual 95 361
6. 1982 Individual 92 363
7. 1985 Individual 23 643
8. 1986 Individual 29 616
Overall: 543 5304