Georg Voggenreiter

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Georg Voggenreiter (born November 15, 1919 in Nuremberg ; † September 27, 1986 there ) was a German racing cyclist .

Athletic career

After finishing school, Georg Voggenreiter first trained as a mechanic. With a stocky, strong figure, he not only tried his hand at cycling, but also as a weightlifter and wrestler , but stayed with cycling. He started his amateur career in 1934. At first it didn't look promising. After he had received an invitation to Dortmund's Westfalenhalle for a viewing course with Walter Rütt, Rütt sent him back home as "unfit". Then Voggenreiter mainly competed in road races and criteria. After he turned back to track cycling, he won the championship in team pursuit with Hans Hörmann and Ludwig Hörmann in 1942 and the German championship in sprint and tandem (with Rudi Mirke ) in 1943 . The latter success both repeated in 1944. In the same year he made his first attempts as a stayer .

Voggenreiter, known as "Vogges", became one of the most popular athletes in Germany in the post-war years, he was particularly popular in his hometown of Nuremberg. He won 14 German championship titles, most of them on the track , in the sprint , in tandem and with the track quad . In total, he was able to achieve over 300 victories in his professional years from 1946 to 1957. Voggenreiter also started in six-day races .

Voggenreiter's greatest success was his victory at the German Road Cycling Championships in Berlin in 1947, ahead of Georg Singer and Otto Ziege .

After the end of his racing career, Voggenreiter was active for many years as a bike ball player at RC Schwalbe Nürnberg, to which he had been a member since 1932 .


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Individual evidence

  1. a b Express-Verlag (ed.): Illustrierter Radsportexpress . No. 9/1949 . Berlin, S. 70 .
  2. ^ Association of German cyclists (ed.): Radsport . No. 13/1967 . Deutscher Sportverlag Kurt Stoof, Cologne 1967, p. 17 .