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Rolf Gölz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRolf•Gölz
Used nameRolf•Gölz
Born30 September 1962 in Bad Schussenried, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 67 kg
NOC West Germany

Biography

Cyclist Rolf Gölz won two medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, a silver medal in the individual pursuit, losing in the final to Steve Hegg from the USA, and a bronze medal with the West German pursuit team. In 1983 Gölz also won the World Championship pursuit team gold medal. The previous year he had won the silver medal in the individual pursuit.

Gölz was not only a successful track cyclist but also a road cyclist, winning the classic “Around Frankfurt” race in 1982, “La Flèche Wallone” in 1988, “Paris-Brussels” also in 1988, and “Milano-Torino” in 1988 and 1989. Additionaly, in 1988, he became the first German cyclist to ever win the Vuelta a Asturias, having won the Ruta del Sol in 1985 and 1987. Gölz won two stages at the Tour de France, in 1985 and 1987, and in 1985 was also German road champion.

From 1999-2006 Gölz was employed by Team Gerolsteiner as the sports director. He also studied economics and worked as a commentator with the German TV channel ZDF. Later he ran a bicycle shop at Bad Waldsee, as well as an online shop.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRG Rolf Gölz
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) West Germany 3 Bronze