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Bernard Knubel

Full name: Bernard Wilhelm Knubel
Gender: Male
Born: November 13, 1872 in Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: April 14, 1957 in Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: RSV Münster von 1895, Münster (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling


Bernard Knubel initially was a sculptor, but could not continue this profession for health reasons. His brothers John (later also a sculptor) and Anton (later a flight pioneer who crashed in 1915 with his plane and died) were also cycling enthusiasts. Bernard Knubel competed in the 100 km individual road race with an unknown result at the 1896 Athina Olympics. A few years before his death he became deaf.

Bernard later took over the bicycle shop of his brother Anton, and developed it into the best known shop in Münster. The Knubel’s business was gradually expanded to motorcycles and later to automobiles. The "Autohaus Knubel" was the first one in Münster, and since 1907 became the general representation of Adlerwerke, and was later a representative for Volkswagen for Münster and Münsterland. The company is still family owned into the 21st century.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Germany GER AC DNF

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Germany Final Standings AC DNF
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