Jupp arents

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Josef "Jupp" Arents (born March 16, 1912 in Cologne , † December 24, 1984 in Arnsberg ) was a German racing cyclist .

Arents competed in his first bike race as a youngster in 1927. A year later he was already the most successful youth rider of the German Cyclists Union (DRU). In 1933, at the age of 21, Jupp Arents became German amateur road champion. 1933 brought him further significant victories, including a. at the Great Westphalia Prize, the Sachs Memorial Race and the Triangle Race of the Rheinpfalz. The following year he joined the pros and won the Harz Tour in 1935 and 1936 . In 1937 he was third in each case around the Hainleite and around Cologne . In 1937 he had a serious crash at Rund um Frankfurt, the injuries hindered him throughout his further career.

In 1938 Jupp Arents became German road champion with the professionals and took a second stage place in the International Tour of Germany . Arents took part twice in the Tour de France.

He did not return from captivity until the end of 1949, but wanted to go cycling again soon. After the war, Arents attempted a comeback in 1950 and again took a second stage place on the Tour of Germany . In his first race after the comeback - the Grand Prix of the Wine Route - he was also able to celebrate a victory. It was also to be his last victory.

In 1951, however, he ended his active cycling career and became a trainer, among others with the Saarland Cycling Association. In 1957 the BDR assigned him to look after the German cross-country team. He trained Rolf Wolfshohl in his home club in Cologne-Kalk . Arents is considered to be the discoverer and supporter of Karl-Heinz Kunde.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Association of German Cyclists (ed.): Cycling . No. 11/1962 . German sports publisher Kurt Stoof, Cologne, p. 11-12 .

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