Wolfsohl, Rolf

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Name
Wolfsohl, Rolf Gender: M
born on 27 December 1938 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Köln, Germany, 50n55, 6e57
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°42' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°08 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 10°12'



Rolf Wolfsohl
photo: Sonuwe, license gfdl

Biography

German professional road bicycle racing and cyclo-cross racing cyclist. Wolfshohl is best known in cyclo-cross for winning the world championship three times, and in road racing for winning the 1965 Vuelta a España. Wolfshohl started competing in cycling from 1953 at the age of 15 and won his first race in 1954. In 1956 Wolfshohl became Junior Champion of West Germany. Between 1957 and 1973, Wolfshohl took part fifteen times in the World Cyclo-Cross Championships where he won twelve medals. Three of these were gold. The first time that he reached the podium in the World championships of cyclo-cross was the bronze medal in 1958 behind the Frenchman André Dufraisse and the Italian Amerigo Severini. In 1960 and at the age of 21, he won the rainbow jersey in Tolosa, Spain. Initially Italian Renato Longo and Swiss Arnold Hungerbühler took a small lead in the race but halfway into the race, Wolfshohl bridged to the pair and then got away to win the gold medal.

In total he won 140 road races and 110 cyclo-cross races. He retired in 1975 and began a bike shop. From 1995 until 2000 he was involved in the organisation of the Rund um Köln.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (cyclo-cross racing)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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