Gunnar Asmussen

Gunnar Asmussen Henry ( born May 10, 1944 in Aarhus ) is a former Danish racing cyclist.

1968 Gunnar Asmussen won at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, the gold medal in the team pursuit, together with Per Lyngemark, Reno Olsen, Peder Pedersen and Mogens Frey. In the final, won the Danish train of four against the West German team, as the German foursome in leadership had been lying disqualified for ' illegal pushing, " in the last round.

At the 1972 Olympics in Munich Asmussen launched in the same discipline, this time with Svend Erik Bjerg, Reno Olsen and Bent Pedersen. With a 13th place in qualifying they missed the quarter-finals.

Asmussen won six national titles in his career on the track. So it was in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1976 Danish Champion in the Team Pursuit and 1970 in the individual pursuit. In the team pursuit titles he went in 1969, 1970, 1971, together with Niels Fred Borg, Gunnar Jonsson and Poul Nielsen, in 1974 with Niels Fred Borg, Jørn Lund and Jan F. Petersen and 1976 with Niels Fred Borg, Gert Frank and Kurt Frisch.

Asmussen also drove road racing alongside the train. As a street driver, he won three national titles. So it was in 1964 and 1965 Danish Champion in the team time trial (1964, together with Ole Højlund, Erik Skelde, Thorvald Knudsen and 1965 together with Ole Højlund, Thorkild mountain and Per Frandsen ) and 1971 he won the title in the time trial. In addition, Asmussen was twice Nordic Champion - 1970 team time trial with Jørgen Schmidt, Jørgen Emil Hansen and Verner Blaudzun and 1971 single race.

As of 2001, Gunnar Asmussen Technical Director at Team CSC- Tiscali.