Adolf Christian

Adolf Christian ( born June 3, 1934 in Vienna, † July 8, 1999 ) was an Austrian racing cyclist.


Adolf Christian began ride as an amateur in 1953 with larger race and was able to secure the title in 1954 as an Austrian national champion of the amateurs as well as the victory of the Tour of Austria. In 1956 he was one of the strongest drivers of the first Tour d'Europe and was ranked 5 in the overall standings. Christian began his professional career as a 22 -year-old in 1957 on the side of Fausto Coppi at the Italian team Carpano - Coppi and in the same year at the Tour de France third in the overall standings. He is still the most successful Austrians at the Tour de France. Christian ran from 1959 to 1960 for the team Ignis - Frejus and ended his professional career in 1961 after a year with Cynar - Mittelholzerstrasse after he was eliminated in the Tour de France. In 1962 he settled reamateurisieren, first participated also in the Course de la Paix ( Peace Race ) and won the overall individual classification of the Tour de Hongrie. In the Tour of Austria, he finished second behind Walter Müller and before " Täve " Shur. In the year of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, where he was not allowed to start as an ex- professional, he went for the seventh time the Tour of Austria and finished after his active career as a cyclist at the age of 30 years.


  • Two stage wins at the Tour of Austria
  • 2 Appreciation Tour of Austria
  • 3rd General Classification Tour de France
  • 2 Appreciation Tour of Austria