Tiemen Groen

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Tiemen Groen
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Groen in 1967
Personal information
Born(1946-07-06)6 July 1946
Follega, Netherlands
Died26 October 2021(2021-10-26) (aged 75)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing the Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg1964 ParisIndividual pursuit, amateurs
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg1965 San SebastiánIndividual pursuit, amateurs
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg1966 FrankfurtIndividual pursuit, amateurs
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg1967 AmsterdamIndividual pursuit, professionals
UCI Road World Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1966 Nürburgring Team time trial
Tiemen Groen "riding" on his back in 1967 Tiemen Groen (1967).jpg
Tiemen Groen "riding" on his back in 1967

Tiemen Groen (6 July 1946 – 26 October 2021) was a 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]

Groen moved in 1995 to South Africa. [5] He died on 26 October 2021, at the age of 75. [5]

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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
  5. 1 2 "Fries wielerfenomeen Tiemen Groen uit Follega is anderhalve week geleden in stilte overleden | In memoriam". Friesch Dagblad.