Sandra Schumacher

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Sandra Schumacher Road cycling
To person
Date of birth December 25, 1966
nation GermanyGermany Germany
Most important successes
Olympic games
bronze Road race 1984
World championships
bronze Road race 1985
German championships
gold Road race 1984
gold Road race 1985
Last updated: November 11, 2014

Sandra Schumacher (born December 25, 1966 in Stuttgart ) is a former German cyclist .


When she was twelve, Sandra Schumacher drove her first bike race. She was German road racing champion four times, twice in the juniors (1982/83), twice in the women (1984/85).

Five years later, at the age of 17, Sandra Schumacher won the bronze medal behind the Americans Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Rebecca Twigg in the first ever Olympic road race for women at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles .

The following year, 1985, Schumacher finished third at the UCI Road World Championships in Giavera del Montello , Italy , despite breaking her arm only eight weeks earlier. In 1986 she was sixth in the Tour de France . In a controversial decision, she was not nominated for the 1988 Olympic Games.

In 1990 she married the cyclist Mathias Kratz and in 1992 she became a mother. In 1993 she made her comeback and won the Tour de Feminin Krásná Lípa; in 1995 she again achieved third place in the overall ranking of the Thuringia round trip for women .


Olympic games:
1984: third
World Championships:
1982: fourth
1983: 14.
1985: third
1986: sixth
1987: eighth (team)
1988: fourth (team), sixth (3,000 m pursuit)
1993: fourth (team)
Stage race :
Tour de France : 1986 sixth
Tour of Norway: 1983 winner, 1985 fourth
Tour of Thuringia: 1993 fourth
German championships:
1984 winner
1985 winner
1986 fourth
1987 12.
1988 sixth
1993 sixth
1984 winner 3,000 m pursuit
German Junior Championships:
1983: winner
German Girls' Championships:
1981: second
1982: winner

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Uwe Prieser: Sandra Schumacher. The road under the bike. The first race at twelve - and suddenly it was competitive sport. In: Zeit Online . July 24, 1987, accessed December 6, 2014 .