Klaus-Peter Thaler (2016)
|Full name||Klaus-Peter Thaler|
|Born||14 May 1949|
|World champion cyclo-cross 1985 and 1987|
Klaus-Peter Thaler (born 14 May 1949 in Eckmannshausen, North Rhine-Westphalia) was a professional cyclist between 1976 and 1988, successful in road-racing and cyclo-cross. He was world cyclo-cross champion twice as amateur and twice as professionaland German champion eight times.
Thaler studied at the University of Siegen.In 1976, Thaler entered the Olympic Games, in the road race. He finished in ninth place. He turned professional one year later.
In the 1978 Tour de France, Thaler lead the race for two days,after his team won the team time trial.
Thaler organises the Tour of Hope bicycle charity ride, and was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal for that in 2005.
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