Tiemen Groen

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Tiemen Groen
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Tiemen Groen in 1967
Personal information
Born (1946-07-06) 6 July 1946 (age 72)
Follega, the Netherlands
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportCycling
Tiemen Groen "riding" on his back in 1967 Tiemen Groen (1967).jpg
Tiemen Groen "riding" on his back in 1967

Tiemen Groen (born 6 July 1946) is a retired Dutch cyclist who won four consecutive world titles in the 4 km individual pursuit in 1964–1967; [1] His sporting career began with DTS Zaandam. [2] He finished fourth in this event at the 1964 Summer Olympics. [3] He also won a silver medal in the team time trial at the 1966 UCI Road World Championships. He retired shortly after turning professional in 1967. [4]

1964 Summer Olympics Games of the XVIII Olympiad, celebrated in Tokyo in 1964

The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan, from 10 to 24 October 1964. Tokyo had been awarded the organization of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour was subsequently passed to Helsinki because of Japan's invasion of China, before ultimately being cancelled because of World War II.

The 1966 UCI Road World Championships took place on 28 August 1966 at the Nürburgring, Germany.

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References

  1. Track Cycling World Championships 2012 to 1893. bikecult.com
  2. Maaskant, Piet (1967). Wiel an Wiel. Zwolle: La Riviere & Voorhoeve. p. 154.
  3. Tiemen Groen. sports-reference.com
  4. Tiemen Groen. cyclingarchives.com