Karl Neumer

Karl Neumer ( born February 23, 1887 in Reinhardtsgrimma; † 16 MAY 1984 in Pirna ) was a German racing cyclist.

Karl Neumer was born the son of a landowner and learned the profession of a business person. By his uncle, the two-time champion driver of Saxony Josef Burger, he came to the track cycling. His first placement was in second place in the championship of Saxony in 1904.

1905 Neumer stepped over to the professionals, but in December had an accident with a tram and then had to pause in cycling. In 1907 he went back to the start as an amateur and won the German Cup over 1000 m.

1908 started Neumer at the Olympics, won silver with the team in the pursuit and bronze in the race over 660 yards. The following year he was two-time German champion. 1909 and 1910, Karl Neumer vice-champion in the sprint over 2000m.

After his cycling career Karl Neumer opened a vegetable shop in Dresden. There he was bombed in February 1945 and moved to his hometown Reinhardtsgrimma. He died as the oldest time Olympic medalist with 97. Neumer drove into old age continue to wheel

As part of the 800th celebration of Reinhardtsgrimma Karl Neumer Memorial Tour was organized in 2006. The wheel, drove on the Neumer 1908 at the Olympic Games, is located in the collections of the Sports Museum Leipzig.