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Lucjan Roman Lis (8 August 1950 – 26 January 2015) was a Polish cyclist. He had his greatest success in the 100 km team time trial. In this event he won a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics as well as a bronze and a gold medal at the world championships in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He was less successful in the individual road race, finishing in 36th place at the 1972 Olympics.[1] In 1973 he won the Tour de Pologne individually[2] and the Peace Race with the Polish team.[3][4]

Lucjan Lis
Lucjan Lis und Lukas Liß.jpg
Lucjan Lis with his son in 2010
Personal information
Born(1950-08-08)8 August 1950
Bytom, Poland
Died26 January 2015(2015-01-26) (aged 64)
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
SportCycling
ClubRuchu Radzionków

Lis grew up in a small neighborhood in the coal mining city of Bytom and had a degree in mining. He started training in cycling following his elder brother Marian. In 1971 he had a serious injury of the achilles tendon that almost ended his career, but he recovered. He retired from competitions in 1975 and later had serious kidney problems. He married Barbara Lis, a nurse. They have two daughters, Laura and Romana, and a son Lucas, a competitive German cyclist. They lived together in Germany.[4] Lis died of a ruptured aorta on January 26, 2015 at the age of 64.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lucjan Lis. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Tour de Pologne". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ Lucjan Lis sr. cyclingarchives.com
  4. ^ a b LIS LUCJAN ROMAN Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Polish Olympic Committee
  5. ^ Nie żyje legenda polskiego kolarstwa

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