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Horst Tüller

Full name: Horst Tüller
Gender: Male
Born: February 5, 1931 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: June 4, 2001 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Road cyclist Horst Tüller was on the road race team at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, winning the bronze medal. Individually he placed unfortunate fourth, after he quit the tactical agreements and allowed his followers to catch and pass him.

Born in Wuppertal, West German Tüller was on holidays at Oberhof in East Germany in 1955, when he decided to stay in East Germany, the only time that a West German sportsman changed to the East, which was one for sports history books. Sports officials allowed him to work in the majesty cabinet of East Berlin and payed him half in East German marks and half in West German marks. The same year he won the East German road race title.

In 1957 Tüller decided to start a professional career and returned to West Germany. He then rode the Tour de France in 1958 and 1960. In 1958 he won his only pro race Tour Around Cologne. In 1963 he retired. Then living in Berlin he owned two lottery shops and some self-service laundries. He later started another sporting career in senior tennis playing.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Germany GER 4
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Germany Final Standings 4 at 1:59

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Germany GER Final Standings 3 4
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