Mario Kummer

Mario Kummer ( born May 6, 1962 in Suhl ) is a former German cyclist, who started as an amateur for the GDR and was after the turn of professional athletes.

Sports career

His greatest successes were two world titles in the 100 -kilometer driving team (1981 and 1989 ) and winning a gold medal in the same discipline at the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988, for which he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in gold. He received the medal already in 1984.

After the turn, he was professional and drove for the Italian team Château D' Ax (as precious helper by Gianni Bugno ). In 1993 he moved to Team Telekom. After ending his career in 1998, he worked in Bavaria as national coach. He was sports director of Team Telekom in 1999. He was from 2004 to 2005 director of sport renamed T -Mobile team racing team. After the restructuring of the team from the year 2006, he was by the end of July 2006 Sports Technical Director. However, he was after heavy criticism and allegations that he had prevented through tactical mistakes in the Tour de France 2006 Tour victory Klödens possible, released at the end of 2006. In 2007 Kummer worked as sports director for the team Astana.

In connection with the cycling doping scandal at Team Telekom, in the years 1995 to 1997, Mario Kummer has admitted to have also consumed a doping agent in said time. This message, however, was denied shortly thereafter.

Sorrow lives in Pusch village in Bavaria, is married and has one daughter.