Jan Jankiewicz

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Jan Jankiewicz
Jan Jankiewicz, Gianni Giacomini, Bernd Drogan 1979.jpg
Personal information
Born (1955-09-17) 17 September 1955 (age 61)
Przedborowa, Poland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Legia Warszawa/RŁKS Wrocław

Jan Jankiewicz (born 17 September 1955) is a retired Polish cyclist. In 1979 he won two silver medals in the road race at the World Cycling Championships, individually and with the Polish team.[1] He competed at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics in four events in total. In 1976, he finished in tenth and fifth place in the 4000 m pursuit, individually and with the Polish team, respectively. In 1980, he was fourth in the road race, but failed to reach the finish in the 100 km time trial.[2]

Jankiewicz had his best racing years between 1978 and 1980. Besides his two silver medals at the world championships, he won six stages of the Tour de Pologne, three in 1978 and three in 1979; in 1979, he also won one stage of the Peace Race. In 1980, he won three stages of the Milk Race and one stage of the Tour de Pologne.[1][3]

He is married to Marzena Jankiewicz. They have two daughters, Patrycja and Natalia, and live in Wrocław, where Jan works as an entrepreneur.[4]


  1. ^ a b Jan Jankiewicz. munzinger.de (5 January 1981)
  2. ^ Jan Jankiewicz. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Jan Jankiewicz. radsportseiten.net
  4. ^ Jankiewicz Jan. Polish Olympic Committee. olimpijski.pl