Klaus-Peter Thaler

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Klaus-Peter Thaler
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Klaus-Peter Thaler (2016)
Personal information
Full nameKlaus-Peter Thaler
Born (1949-05-14) 14 May 1949 (age 71)
Eckmannshausen, Germany
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad, Cyclo-cross
Professional teams
1978-1979 TI–Raleigh
1983-1988Individual sponsor
Major wins
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 professional [1] and German champion eight times.



Thaler studied at the University of Siegen. [2] In 1976, Thaler entered the Olympic Games, in the road race. He finished in ninth place. [3] He turned professional one year later.

In the 1978 Tour de France, Thaler lead the race for two days, [4] after his team won the team time trial. [5]

Thaler organises the Tour of Hope bicycle charity ride, and was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal for that in 2005. [6]

Career achievements

Major results

Source: [7]

Tour de France results

Source: [8]

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  4. Ex-Weltmeister Thaler feiert 60. Geburtstag
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