Gottfried Weilenmann (cyclist, born 1920)

Gottfried Weilenmann (29 March 1920 – 14 November 2018)[1] was a Swiss cyclist. Professional 1945 to 1952, he won the Tour de Suisse in 1949 and the Swiss National Road Race Championships in 1952.[2] In the latter year, he placed second in the UCI World Road Racing Championships road behind Heinz Müller.

Gottfried Weilenmann, Jr.
Personal information
Born(1920-03-29)29 March 1920
Amriswil, Switzerland
Died14 November 2018(2018-11-14) (aged 98)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1946Individual
1947Rico
1948Sala
1948Stucchi
1949–1950Wolf
1950Colomb-Manera
1950–1952Guerra-Ursus
1951Tigra
1951–1952Cilo

His brother Leo was also a professional rider during the same period as he was. His father, Gottfried was part of the Swiss team pursuit at the 1924 Olympic Games.

Major resultsEdit

 
Weilenmann used this bike to win Tour de Suisse in 1949
1942
1st   Road race, National Amateur Road Championships
1944
2nd À Travers Lausanne
1945
2nd Overall Circuito del Norte
2nd À Travers Lausanne
3rd Tour du Lac Léman
1946
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
3rd Zurich–Lausanne
1947
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th GP du Midi Libre
1949
1st   Overall Tour de Suisse
2nd Giro del Ticino
2nd Tour du Nord-Ouest de la Suisse
3rd Züri-Metzgete
1950
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
1952
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
5th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Grand Tour ResultsEdit

Source: [3]

Tour de FranceEdit

Giro d'ItaliaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Si è spento Weilenmann, vincitore del Tour de Suisse nel 1949 (in Italian)
  2. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Gottfried Weilenmann". Retrieved 21 May 2014.