Life and Achievements
Pikkuus trained on the racing bike from 1968. From 1972 to 1981 Pikkuus was a member of the Soviet national cycling team. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal , he won the gold medal for the Soviet Union in team driving over 100 km.
In 1977 he won the 1,648 km International Peace Tour from Warsaw via Berlin to Prague . In the same year he won the gold medal in the 100 km team driving at the world championships. At the World Championships in 1975 and 1978, he took silver. He competed five times in the International Peace Run, always making it into the top six drivers in the overall individual standings. He won a total of three stages.
At the Soviet championships between 1974 and 1981 Pikkuus celebrated great successes: in various disciplines he won a total of 19 medals (12 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze). He was Estonian champion nine times.
After his active time as a cyclist, Aavo Pikkuus worked as a rally driver from 1981 to 1995 . With his partner Lehar Linno he won the Estonian Saaremaa Ralli in 1983 .
When Estonian regained independence, Pikkuus founded Pikkuus Sport in 1991 and is now an entrepreneur.
- Tiit Lääne: Eesti olümpiamedalivõitjad 1912–2006. Eesti Olümpiakomitee 2006, p. 38 f. ( ISBN 9949-427-25-8 )
- Aavo Pikkuus in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Aavo Pikkuus in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- CV ( Memento from October 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (Estonian)
- Sports achievements and photo (Estonian)
- Eesti Elulood. Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus 2000 (= Eesti Entsüklopeedia 14) ISBN 9985-70-064-3 , p. 372
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Soviet cyclist, rally driver and Estonian entrepreneur|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 23, 1954|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Karepa , Vihula|