Volker Winkler

Volker Winkler (born 20 July 1957) is a retired East German track cyclist. He had his best achievements in the 4000 m team pursuit. In this discipline he won a silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, as well as four gold medals at the world championships in 1977–1981.[1][2]

Volker Winkler
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S0107-0015, Andreas Neuer, Volker Winkler.jpg
Volker Winkler (left) and Andreas Neuer in 1977
Personal information
Born (1957-07-20) 20 July 1957 (age 64)
Merseburg, Germany
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Medal record
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Team pursuit
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 San Cristóbal Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1978 Munich Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1979 Amsterdam Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1981 Brno Team pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Leicester Team pursuit

After retiring from competitions in 1985 he worked as a cycling coach, first at SC Cottbus, the club he was competing for,[3] then at RSC Cottbus,[4] and later at Berlin Cycling Union.[5]


  1. ^ Volker Winkler. cyclingarchives.com
  2. ^ Volker Winkler. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Volker Kluge: Das große Lexikon der DRR-Sportler. Berlin 2000, p. 426.
  4. ^ Der Radsport ist wie eine Sucht. Lausitzer Rundschau (6 August 2005)
  5. ^ Berliner Radsport Verband e.V. Archived 9 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine BDR-Radsport.de