Gert Frank

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGert•Frank
Used nameGert•Frank
Born15 March 1956 in Hobro, Mariagerfjord (DEN)
Died19 January 2019
Measurements176 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsÅrhus CK
NOC Denmark

Biography

Gert Frank won an Olympic bronze medal in the team time trial at the 1976 Montréal Olympics, although he was actually better known in his native Denmark as a track racer. He turned pro after the Olympics and was Danish Champion in the individual pursuit in 1977 and 1979 and won the Danish title in the omnium in 1980. He won four European Championships in the tandem sprint.

Frank later became known as one of the top six-day racers in the world. He started at 143 six-day races, winning 20 of them with 62 podium finishes. He retired in 1988 and became the purchasing manager of a computer company and owned his own bicycle shop in København.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) DEN Gert Frank
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men (Olympic) Denmark 3 Bronze