August Prosenik

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August Prosenik
August Prosenik 1948.jpg
Prosenik at the 1948 Peace Race
Personal information
Born(1916-04-25)25 April 1916[1]
Obrežje, Brežice, Slovenia
Died22 July 1975(1975-07-22) (aged 59)
Zagreb, Croatia
Amateur team(s)
1936–40Sokol Zagreb
1945–48Dinamo Zagreb

August Prosenik (25 April 1916 – 22 July 1975) was a Yugoslav amateur road cyclist. He competed in the individual and team events at the 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics and placed 12th individually in 1936.[2] He won the Tour of Romania in 1946 and the Peace Race in 1948.[3]

Prosenik grew up in a poor family, as his father became disabled after a mining accident. In 1930 he moved to Zagreb and worked there as a workshop mechanic and then as a car mechanic. After retiring from competitions he became a cycling coach and a sports administrator.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "August Prosenik". Croatian Olympic Committee. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "August Prosenik". sports-reference.com.
  3. ^ August Prosenik. cyclingarchives.com
  4. ^ ŽIVLJENJEPISI SLOVENCEV V HRVAŠKEM ŠPORTU. slovenci-zagreb.hr (2014). pp. 81–84