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Urs Freuler

Full name: Urs Freuler
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: November 6, 1958 in Bilten, Glarus, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Apart from being the most successful points racer in history, Urs Freuler also excelled in the keirin and in road sprinting. After earning a bronze in the 1979 amateur worlds, Freuler won seven consecutive world championships in the professional points race (1981-87), adding an eighth in 1989. He is only approached in number of titles in the event by his compatriot Bruno Risi, with five. Despite never racing in Japan, Freuler was also a highly successful keirin racer, winning five world championship medals, including two titles (1983, 1985). His record on the track also includes 21 wins in six-day races, and several world records in the 500 and 1,000 m. On the road, Freuler was also a noted sprinter, collecting 15 stage wins in the Giro d’Italia, and winning the maglia ciclamino (points classification) in 1984. Freuler also won one Tour de France stage, and nine in the Tour de Suisse.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Switzerland SUI 8

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 4:23.56
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