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Gregor Braun

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGregor•Braun
Used nameGregor•Braun
Born31 December 1955 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements186 cm / 81 kg
NOC(s) West Germany

Biography

As a double Olympic Champion in the individual pursuit and the team pursuit at the 1976 Montréal Olympics, track cyclist and pursuit specialist Gregor Braun was elected West Germany’s 1976 Sportsman of the Year. He turned professional a year later, but turned to road racing, and in 1978 won the road classic Rund um den Henninger Turm and in 1980 he also won the Deutschlandtour. In 1982 he participated in his only Tour de France but withdrew after the eighth stage. In 1981 and 1983 he raced the Giro d’Italia.

Braun retired in 1989 and then worked part-time as a cycling coach. He later managed a cycling service company together with non-Olympian former cyclist Heinz Betz.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing West Germany    
  Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Olympic West Germany 1 Gold

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