Maik compatriot

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Maik Landsmann (left) with Olaf Ludwig and Dan Radtke , 1988

Maik Landsmann (born October 25, 1967 in Erfurt ) is a former German cyclist .

During his career in the GDR he started for SC Turbine Erfurt , which became TSV Erfurt in 1990. For this club, he also competed in the national league cycling competitions in the early 1990s. His strength was the 100 km team time trial. In this discipline he became world champion in 1989 and vice world champion in 1990.

However, he was able to achieve his greatest success in 1988 with the GDR team, when he, together with Uwe Ampler , Mario Kummer and Jan Schur, was voted Olympic champion in Seoul in the 100 km team time trial and in the same year was voted GDR athlete of the year with the team . For the victory at the Olympic Games in Seoul he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in Gold. Compatriot had numerous missions for the GDR national team on country tours. In 1986 he was able to finish second in the Tour of Tunisia . With four participations in the Tour of Austria he was able to win a total of four stages. He couldn't win big one-day races, but in 1987 he came third in the traditional race around Berlin .

After the reunification, compatriot remained, in contrast to many former GDR racing cyclists, an amateur and ended his career in 1996.

Individual evidence

  1. Rad Sport Kontakt GmbH (Ed.): Rad – Bundesliga 1993 . Frankfurt am Main 1993, p. 41 .
  2. Neues Deutschland , 12./13. November 1988, p. 4

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