Klaus-Peter Thaler

Klaus-Peter Thaler (born 14 May 1949 in Eckmannshausen, North Rhine-Westphalia) was a professional cyclist between 1976 and 1988, successful in road-racing and cyclo-cross. He was world cyclo-cross champion twice as amateur and twice as professional[1] and German champion eight times.

Klaus-Peter Thaler
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Klaus-Peter Thaler (2016)
Personal information
Full nameKlaus-Peter Thaler
Born (1949-05-14) 14 May 1949 (age 72)
Eckmannshausen, Germany
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad, Cyclo-cross
Professional teams
1983-1988Individual sponsor
Major wins
World champion cyclo-cross 1985 and 1987
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's cyclo-cross
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Münich Elite Men's Race
Gold medal – first place 1987 Mladá Boleslav Elite Men's Race
Silver medal – second place 1980 Wetzikon Elite Men's Race
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Amorebieta-Etxano Elite Men's Race
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Birmingham Elite Men's Race


Thaler studied at the University of Siegen.[2] In 1976, Thaler entered the Olympic Games, in the road race. He finished in ninth place.[3] He turned professional one year later.

In the 1978 Tour de France, Thaler led the race for two days,[4] after his team won the team time trial.[5]

Thaler organises the Tour of Hope bicycle charity ride, and was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal for that in 2005.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit


Tour de France resultsEdit



  1. ^ WK veldrijden
  2. ^ Alumni:Klaus Peter Thaler
  3. ^ "Klaus-Peter Thaler Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ Ex-Weltmeister Thaler feiert 60. Geburtstag
  5. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol (2008). The Story of the Tour de France. Dog Ears publisher. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-59858-608-4.
  6. ^ The Rotarian, January 2006
  7. ^ Klaus-Peter Thaler at Cycling Archives
  8. ^ "The Tour - Klaus-Peter Thaler". Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.