Rudi Altig

Rudi Altig (* 18. March 1937 in Mannheim), is one of the most successful German wheel running drivers.

With the Henninger tower 2005

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Sporty development

Altig began its career on the course and became 1959 amateur world champions, 1960 and 1961 pursuit world champions of the professionals. Afterwards it changed the Vuelta A España win, which remains however its only victory with a large stage running on the road and could directly 1962should, since it could not keep up in the high mountains with the best Kletterern. Few weeks later it pushed its first route de France seriously its stamp open: Apart from three daily successes Altig got itself also the Greens the leotard of the best Sprinters and carried for some days eventhe yellow leotard.

In its career, which persisted until 1971, it could win altogether eight route stages. It won ever once the classical authors Milan San Remo, Flanders round travel and round around the Henninger tower. The high point of its career was however the second German triumph with thatRoad world championship 1966 on the only castle ring, after it had become in the previous year already second. Altig was selected to „the sportsman of the yearly “. Before it created only Heinz Mueller, who got itself 1952 in Luxembourg the world champion title.

pointed names - popularity

because it allegedlyheedlessly medicines for increase in output use, had Rudi Altig the pointed name „the rolling pharmacy “. With the Frenchmen it is called also because of its kämpferischen style of driving affectionately „Sacré Rudi “(„holy Rudi “).

Apart from its successes on the road Altig remained however the course faithful. So it could the lucrative winter Sechstagerennen do not win less than 23 times. Until 2005 Rudi Altig was active as a cycle racing expert with the pool of broadcasting corporations.

most important ones of successes

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total victories and stage-wins during round travels


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