|Date of birth||December 25, 1966|
|Most important successes|
|Last updated: November 11, 2014|
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
- Sandra Schumacher in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Sandra Kratz in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Sandra Kratz in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)
- 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 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German racing cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 25, 1966|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|