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Fritz Ruland

Full name: Friedrich Hubert Josef "Fritz" Ruland
Gender: Male
Born: January 11, 1914 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: January 7, 1999 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Verein Kölner Fernfahrer 09
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Fritz Ruland was one of four German road cyclists participating in the first ever mass start of the Olympic road race at Berlin in 1936. Shortly before the finish line he had a flat tyre and it is unknown whether he finished the race or not. Also in 1936 Ruland won “Rund um Berlin” and “Rund um die Hainleite” road race and finished third at the German Road Championships, which qualified him for the Olympics. After the Games he turned pro and started the 1938 Tour de France but withdrew during the second stage. It was his only appearance in the race. He rode until 1947 and then retired.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Germany GER AC
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Germany GER AC

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Germany Final Standings AC no time

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Germany GER Final Standings AC no time
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