Michael Rich (cyclist)

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Michael Rich
Michael Rich.jpg
Personal information
Full name Michael Rich
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 48)
Freiburg, Germany
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time-Trialist
Professional team(s)
1997–1998 Saeco
1999–2006 Gerolsteiner[1][2]

Michael Rich (born 23 September 1969) is a professional road bicycle racer, who won the gold medal for his native country in the men's team time trial (100 km) at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[3] His winning teammates were Christian Meyer, Bernd Dittert and Uwe Peschel.

Rich is most famous for his individual time trial participations in the Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España). He is the father of two children.

Rich retired from racing in 2006.

Major results[edit]

1993 (Amateur)
1 stage, Rapport-Tour
1994 (Amateur)
Overall, Rapport-Tour
1 stage, Regio-Tour
1996 (Amateur)
2 stages, Rapport-Tour
1 stage win, Regio-Tour
3 stages & Overall, Rapport-Tour
Breitling GP (with Torsten Schmidt)
National Time Trial Championship
1 stage, Bayern-Rundfahrt
1 stage & Overall, Tour de la Somme
1 stage, Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1 stage, Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1 stage & Overall, Bayern-Rundfahrt
Chrono des Herbiers
1 stage, Deutschland Tour
1 stage & Overall, Bayern-Rundfahrt
Chrono des Herbiers
GP Eddy Merckx (with Uwe Peschel)
National Time Trial Championships
Grand Prix des Nations
1 stage win, Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
GP Karlsruhe (with Sebastian Lang)
Grand Prix des Nations
1 stage, Deutschland Tour
1 stage, Bayern-Rundfahrt
1 stage, Hessen-Rundfahrt
Overall, Bayern-Rundfahrt

Notable results[edit]


  1. ^ "First Edition Cycling News for August 22, 2006" cyclingnews.com 2006-08-22 Retrieved 2010-02-21
  2. ^ Michael Rich - Germany trap-friis.dk Retrieved 2010-02-21
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Michael Rich Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 July 2016.