Henryk Kowalski (cyclist)

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Henryk Kowalski
Personal information
Born(1933-07-17)17 July 1933
Turzysk, Poland
Died11 July 2021(2021-07-11) (aged 87)
Gdańsk, Poland
Team information
Professional teams
1954–1955Budowlani Warszawa
1956Stal Stocznia
1957–1970KK Lechia Gdańsk
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Pologne (1957, 1961)
1 individual stage (1959)
Vuelta a Cuba (1967)

Henryk Kowalski (17 July 1933 – 11 July 2021) was a Polish road cyclist.

Born in Turzysk in the Second Polish Republic Kowalski will have been forced to move westwards after World War II due to the changing of borders and expulsion of local populations, with his hometown being given to Ukraine. Kowalski started cycling professionally with Budowlani Warszawa between 1954–1955, spent a short spell with Stal Stocznia in 1956, before spending the majority of his career with KK Lechia Gdańsk between 1957–1970. It was while with Lechia he enjoyed his greatest success, winning the Tour de Pologne twice, in 1957 and 1961.[1] and winning the Vuelta a Cuba in 1967.[2] Kowalski died in Gdańsk aged 88, and is buried in the Żydowski cemetery in Chełm, Gdańsk.[3]

Major results[edit]

1st Berlin–Cottbus–Berlin
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Pologne
2nd Silver medal blank.svg GANEFO Games
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Vuelta a Cuba


  1. ^ "Tour de Pologne". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Vuelta a Cuba". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "zmarł Henryk Kowalski". pzkol.pl. Retrieved 21 July 2021.

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