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Dieter Kemper (11 August 1937 – 11 October 2018)

Former German pro rider Dieter Kemper has died on the age of 81. He biggest successes he archieved on the track. 

Dieter Kemper
Born: 11 August 1937
Died: 11 October 2018

Teams
1961 – Torpedo
1962 – Torpedo-Continental
1963 – Torpedo
1965 – Torpedo – Fichtel & Sachs
1966 – Ruberg – Continental
1967 – Rubert – Campagnolo
1968 – Batavus – Continental – Alcina
1969 – Batavus – Continental – Alcina & Maestrilli
1970 – Möbel Huser
1971 – Bika – Milupa & Ruberg
1972 – Rokada
1973 – Ha-Ro & Rokado – De Gribaldy
1974 – Stern Pils
1975 – Stern Pils
1976 – Lejeune-BP & Stern Pils-Lejeune
1977 – Stern Pils
1978 – Stern Pils

Wins
1961 – Dortmund
1962 – Deutschland Tour, stage 1: Oldenburg – Bielefeld
1962 – Tour de Suisse, stage 7: Vaduz – Zurich
1963 – National championship Germany – Pursuit
1964 – Quatre Jours de Dunkerque, stage 1: Dunkerque – Dunkerque
1964 – Bern
1964 – Granges
1964 – National championship Germany – Pursuit
1964 – Six Day of Munster
1965 – Granges
1965 – National championship Germany – Pursuit
1965 – Six Day of Berlin
1965 – Six Day of Frankfurt
1966 – Brugg
1966 – National championship Germany – Pursuit
1966 – Six Day of Bremen
1966 – Six Day of Cologne
1966 – Six Day of Munster
1967 – Munich
1967 – Six Day of Berlin
1967 – Six Day of Dortmund
1967 – Six Day of Melbourne
1968 – Six Day of Melbourne
1969 – National championship Germany – Criteriums
1969 – Tour de Geelen
1969 – European championship – Demi-fond
1969 – Six Day of Berlin
1969 – Six Day of Cologne
1969 – Six Day of Milan 
1969 – Six Day of Zurich
1970 – Six Day of Milan
1971 – Gelsenkirchen
1971 – European championship – Maidson
1971 – European championship – Demi-fond
1971 – Six Day of Dortmund
1971 – Six Day of Groningen
1971 – Six Day of Munster
1971 – Six Day of Zurich
1972 – European championship – Demi-fond
1972 – Six Day of Groningen
1973 – European championship – Demi-fond
1973 – Six Day of Bremen
1974 – Oschelbronn
1974 – Six Day of Castelgomberto
1974 – Six Day of Cologne
1974 – Six Day of Munster
1975 – World championship – Demi-fond
1975 – European championship – Demi-fond
1975 – Six Day of Dortmund
1976 – Six Day of Cologne
1976 – Six Day of Copenhagen

Major results
Wereldkampioenschap: 1961/DNF, 1976/DNF
Tour de France: 1961/DNF

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HISTORY: Russell Mockridge

Today it’s 60 years ago that Russell Mockridge passed away during the Tour of Gippsland. Mockridge was one of two Australian riders at the Tour de France 1955. He also became two times Olympic champion at the Olympic Games in Helsinki 1952. He won the kilometre and tandem sprint track race. 

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At the age of 20, he was selected for the Olympic Games 1948 in London. He finished 26nd of the 28 finished in a field of 101 in the 192-kilometre road race. On the track, he was part of the Australian team in the team pursuit, They elected at the quarterfinals and classified as tied fifth. 

Two years later, at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, he conquered three medals, including two golds. He won the kilometre and the sprint and became second in the pursuit. After the games, he gave his bike away and joined the church because “There’s a lot more to this life than riding a bicycle”. Soon he decided that perhaps he had it wrong about there being more in life than cycling. A year later, he was second to Enzo Sacchi in the world sprint championship.

In 1952, he became two times Olympic champion in the kilometre in an Olympic record and in the tandem sprint. After this success in Helsinki, he chooses to ride more road races. In 1954 he won Grand Prix Marcel Kint and in 1955 he took part in the Tour de France at mixed Luxembourg – International team and finished 64th. This was his only Tour, but he was much happier in short races than long ones.

Mockridge goes back to Australia and became three times in a row national champion and won the Tour of Tasmania and Herald Sun Tour in 1957 before he didn’t see a bus coming towards him on 13 September 1958 during the Tour of Gippsland and crashed which resulted in death. He was 30 years old.

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Ashton Lambie crushes world record individual pursuit

Ashton Lambie has crushed the world record individual pursuit in Aguascalientes. The American was more than 3 seconds faster than Jack Bobridge, seven years ago. 

Fastest 4000-metre individual pursuit times
4:07.251 | 2018 | Ashton Lambie | Aguascalientes
4:10.534 | 2011 | Jack Bobridge | Sydney
4:11.114* | 1996 | Chris Boardman | Manchester
4:11.455 | 2018 | Charlie Tanfield | Brisbane
4:12.172 | 2017 | Jordan Kerby | Hong Kong
4:12.253 | 2018 | Charlie Tanfield | Minsk
4:12.365 | 2018 | Ivo Oliveira | Apeldoorn
4:13.007 | 2016 | Edison Bravo | Aguascalientes
4:13.068 | 2018 | John Archibald | Brisbane
4:13.073 | 2018 | Domenic Weinstein | Glasgow
4:13.154 | 2018 | Jordan Kerby | Brisbane
4:13.224 | 2012 | Michael Hepburn | Melbourne
4:13.353* | 1996 | Chris Boardman | Manchester
4:13.363 | 2018 | Domenic Weinstein | Glasgow
4:13.399 | 2011 | Rohan Dennis | Sydney
4:13.414 | 2018 | Dylan Kennett | Brisbane
4:13.448 | 2017 | Charlie Tanfield | Anadia
4:13.453 | 2017 | Domenic Weinstein | Frankfurt (Oder)
4:13.529 | 2017 | Jordan Kerby | Cambridge
4:13.531 | 2018 | Jordan Kerby | Brisbane
4:13.595 | 2018 | Sam Welsford | Brisbane
4:13.600 | 2018 | Ivo Oliveira | Glasgow
4:13.607 | 2018 | Filippo Ganna | Apeldoorn
4:13.662 | 2018 | Filippo Ganna | Apeldoorn
4:13.786 | 2018 | Alexander Evtushenko | Apeldoorn

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Netherlands claim European title team sprint with 3 sub 43

The Netherlands has claimed the European title team sprint in Glasgow. They did it with three times below 43 seconds: 42″905 in qualifying, 42″811 in round 1 and 42″888 in the final.

If we make a list of fastest times on the team sprint in 2018, the first two places are now occupied by The Netherlands.

Fastest times on team sprint in 2018

42″727 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland,  Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
42″811 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Glasgow
42″822 | 05-04-2018 | NZL | Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster | Brisbane
42″869 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
42″877 | 05-04-2018 | NZL | Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster | Brisbane
42″888 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Roy van den Berg | Glasgow
42″905 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Roy van den Berg | Glasgow
43″231 | 28-02-2018 | GBR | Jack Carlin, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens | Apeldoorn
43″234 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Matthijs Buchli, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
43″373 | 28-02-2018 | FRA | Quintin Lafargue, Francois Pervis, Sebastien Vigier | Apeldoorn
43″389 | 28-02-2018 | FRA | Quintin Lafargue, Francois Pervis, Sebastien Vigier | Apeldoorn
43″397 | 20-01-2018 | NED | Theo Bos, Matthijs Buchli, Roy van den Berg | Minsk

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European championships track cycling in Glasgow

Yesterday, the European championships track cycling has been started in Glasgow with team pursuit qualifying. Hereby a little overview of the medal events during this championship.

Medal events at the European championship
03 Aug 2018 | Team pursuit
03 Aug 2018 | Scratch
03 Aug 2018 | Team sprint
04 Aug 2018 | Kilometre
04 Aug 2018 | Omnium
05 Aug 2018 | Individual pursuit
05 Aug 2018 | Points race
06 Aug 2018 | Madison
06 Aug 2018 | Sprint
07 Aug 2018 | Elimination race
07 Aug 2018 | Keirin