Klaus-Peter Thaler

Klaus-Peter Thaler
Personal information
Full name Klaus-Peter Thaler
Born (1949-05-14) 14 May 1949
Eckmannshausen, Germany
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road, Cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1977 Teka
1978-1979 TI-Raleigh
1980 Teka
1981 Puch-Wolber
1982 Puch-Eorotex
1983-1988 Individual sponsor
Major wins
World champion cyclo-cross 1985 and 1987
Infobox last updated on
4 May 2007

Klaus-Peter Thaler (born 14 May 1949 in Eckmannshausen, North Rhine-Westphalia) was a professional cyclist between 1976 and 1988, successful in road-racing and cyclo-cross. He was world cyclo-cross champion twice as amateur and twice as professional[1] and German champion eight times.


Thaler studied at the University of Siegen.[2] In 1976, Thaler entered the Olympic Games, in the road race. He finished in ninth place.[3] He turned professional one year later.

In the 1978 Tour de France, Thaler lead the race for two days,[4] after his team won the team time trial.[5]

Thaler organises the Tour of Hope bicycle charity ride, and was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal for that in 2005.[6]

Career achievements

Major results


Tour de France results



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