Viola Paulitz

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Viola Paulitz (born March 22, 1967 in Hildesheim ) is a former German cyclist and three-time German road champion.

In 1981 Viola Paulitz became German student champion in road racing for the first time, a success that she was able to repeat in front of a home audience in 1984 at the German championship organized by her home club RSC Hildesheim.

Viola Paulitz won the German women's championship title three times , in 1989, 1992 and 1996. From 1985 she was a permanent member of the women's national team and took part in a total of nine world championships. On July 1, 1987, she was the first German female rider to win a stage in the Tour Cycliste Féminin , in which she took part for the third time. In the final stage on the Champs-Élysées in Paris , she finished second behind the Soviet athlete Tamara Polyakova . In 1988 she also became German champion in the points race on the track .

Twice, in 1988 in Seoul and 1992 in Barcelona , viola paulitz participated in the Olympic Games; in Seoul it was ranked 13th and in Barcelona 19th.

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