Josef Lontscharitsch was a versatile racer on the road and on the track. In 1987, he was third at the Junior Road World Championships in Bergamo and was the first Austrian, who managed to win a World Championship medal in the road race in the juniors. In 1995 he was Austrian road master; In 1998, he was able to win the national title again. In the Tour of Austria, he won in 1999 and 2000, the sprint jersey. In 1999 he also won the Raiffeisen Grand Prix.
Lontscharitsch, son of a Spanish mother and an Austrian father, was a Globetrotter in terms of cycling: He won several stages in tours in Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Mexico and other countries, 1997 Rating Panama tour and contributed eight days the yellow jersey at the Mexico tour. In addition Lontscharitsch represented several times in Austria UCI Road World Championships.
2005 ended Josef Lontscharitsch his cycling career and has been for his former sponsor ELK prefab house operates.