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Ivan Popov

Full name: Ivan Popov
Original name: Иван Попов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: March 23, 1951 in Gorna Malina, Sofia Oblast, Bulgaria
Died: June 2014
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Cycling

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Biography

Ivan Popov was one of Bulgaria's outstanding cyclists in road racing in the 1970s, winning the Balkan road racing championship in both 1971 and 1972. In 1972, he was one of the few Bulgarians to win the Tour of Bulgaria and also won the first stage of the "Sofia-Varna" race. He was included in the team selected for München 1972 but did not take part. Popov participated four times in the International Peace Race, the biggest annual multiple stage race held in the Eastern Bloc, with his best overall performance a 15th place in 1976. In the same year he was ninth with the team at the World Championships in Belgium in the 100 km time trial, earning him a place on the 1976 Olympic Team. He died after a short illness and was buried in his native village of Dolno Kamartsi, which is part of the Gorna Malina municipality near Sofia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Bulgaria BUL AC DNF
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Bulgaria BUL 12

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Bulgaria Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 12 2-15:07
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