Lothar Master I.

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Lothar Meister 2010 on the occasion of the 50th annual celebration of the Standing World Cup in 1960 on the Radrennbahn in Chemnitz

Lothar Meister , called Lothar Meister I , (born January 26, 1931 in Wittenberg ) is a former German cyclist .

Lothar Meister, nicknamed "Lotte", began cycling in Leipzig in 1949 ; at the age of 18 he won Rund um Leipzig . In 1952 the trained car mechanic moved to Chemnitz and drove for “Wismut Chemnitz” (later “ SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt ”). In 1950 he was runner-up in the GDR on the road; In 1952 he won the title. Between 1950 and 1956 he took part in the International Peace Tour five times ; In 1951 he finished second in the overall standings, in 1953 he belonged to the GDR team that won the overall team standings, and in 1956 he won the Görlitz-Berlin stage. In his career he had around 60 wins, including 1956 at Rund um Dortmund .

In 1957 Lothar Meister turned to the standing sport and in 1959 was behind pacemaker Fritz Erdenberger and in 1960 GDR champion. In 1958 he won the world championship title in Leipzig on the Alfred Rosch arena . In 1959 he was third in Amsterdam ; In 1960 he finished sixth again at a World Cup standing up. After finishing his active career, Meister ran a taxi company in Karl-Marx-Stadt, where he still lives today (today Chemnitz).

While Lothar Meister was active as a cyclist, there was a second cyclist of the same name in the GDR, who rode for the same club in Karl-Marx-Stadt, did the peace ride three times from 1955 to 1957 and was called " Lothar Meister II " to distinguish it.


  • Volker Kluge : The great lexicon of GDR athletes. The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes and biographies. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-89602-348-9 , p. 264.

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