Jan Schur

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJan•Schur
Used nameJan•Schur
Born27 November 1962 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German cyclist Jan Schur, son of legendary Gustav-Adolf Schur, was a member of the gold medal-winning 100 km time trial team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He also won the 100 km team time trial at the 1989 World Championships. After re-unification, Schur turned professional with several Italian teams, riding the Tour de France in 1990 and 1991, until he had a sporting accident meant he had to retire from the sport.

Schur then led a small sports hotel and studied sports science at the university of Leipzig. He then became CEO of the Jan and Täve Schur GmbH. In 2007, Schur confirmed in a newspaper interview his engagement as an “Informeller Mitarbeiter” (Informal Employee) with the Ministry of State Security.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) GDR Jan Schur
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold

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