Andreas Kappes

Andreas Kappes (23 December 1965 – 31 July 2018)[1] was a German cyclist, who was a professional from 1987 to 2009, active on the road and on the track, collecting in total 133 wins, and, as an amateur, represented West Germany at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.[2] During the first half of his career he mainly raced on the road, eventually resulting in 99 wins, including winning Omloop het Volk (1991), Tour de l'Oise (1991), three stages in the Tour de Suisse (1989, 1994), two stages in Paris–Nice (1988, 1991) and one stage in the 1988 Giro d'Italia. During the second half of his career he limited his activities on the road to mainly German criteriums as well as kermesses, which make up the chief part of his wins on the road. During the 1990s and 2000s he became known as a formidable track cyclist, including by winning 24 Six-day races (out of 122 starts), 13 of which with the Belgium Etienne De Wilde (out of 28 starts).

Andreas Kappes
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Andreas Kappes in 2008
Personal information
Born(1965-12-23)23 December 1965
Bremen, West Germany
Died31 July 2018(2018-07-31) (aged 52)
Team information
  • Road
  • Track
Professional teams
1992Team Telekom
1996–1997PSV Köln
1998Team Gerolsteiner
1999–2001Agro–Adler Brandenburg

Kappes died as the result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite.[3] He was 52.

Major resultsEdit

4th Overall GP Tell
1st Stage 1
Coors Classic
1st Stages 4 & 6b
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucía
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 6a Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1b GP du Midi-Libre
1st Boucles Parisiennes
2nd Grand Prix de Cannes
5th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Overall KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde
1st   Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stages 1 & 3b
1st Paris-Camembert
1st Stage 1 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
6th Züri-Metzgete
7th Overall 4 Jours de Dunkerque
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 7 & 8
10th Overall Critérium International
2nd Rund um Köln
5th Paris–Tours
5th GP de Fourmies
7th Amstel Gold Race
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st Omloop Het Volk
1st Trofeo Luis Puig
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 4 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd GP Ouest–France
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
10th Milan-San Remo
10th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Wincanton Classic
10th Tour de Berne
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5 4 Jours de Dunkerque
1st Tour de Berne
2nd Rund um den Henninger Turm
2nd Veenendaal–Veenendaal
3rd Omloop Het Volk
9th Overall Hofbrau Cup
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 Hessen-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 1 GP Tell
3rd Overall Hofbrau Cup
9th Luk-Cup Bühl
10th Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 5
9th Luk-Cup Bühl
5th Rund um Düren


  1. ^ Obituary (in German)
  2. ^ "Andreas Kappes Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ "L'ancien cycliste allemand Andreas Kappes décède à 52 ans". 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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