Olaf Pollack

Olaf Pollack ( born September 20, 1973 in Räckelwitz ) is a former German professional cyclist. Since the 2013 season, he works as a sports director at Team Stuttgart.

Beginnings in cycling

Pollack began his athletic career as a gymnast in 1976 and practiced this sport until 1983. He was then cyclist. In 1987, he joined the RSC Cottbus and was admitted to the local sports school. First decide on, he focused on the track cycling, from 1995, he moved to the road cycling.

Successes in track cycling

In 1994, Olaf Pollack in Palermo by train four of the Federal German cyclist champion in the Team Pursuit, when he started in the heats. In 1997, he won the European title in the Omnium, and two years later, Pollack was world champion again with the train of four and won bronze in the two - team driving, together with Andreas Kappes. In 2000, Olaf Pollack celebrated the biggest success of his career when he met the train of four won the gold medal for Germany in the Olympics. In 2007, he won three German runner-up title in the individual pursuit, team pursuit and Madison and returned in August 2007 after several years break into the web - national team of the Federal German cyclists back. In 2009, he was two -time German champion, in a two - team approach ( with Roger Kluge ) and in the points race. Together with Kluge, he was named in Manchester runners-up in a two - team driving, took with him in this discipline at the Olympic Games in Beijing in part and finished fifth.

Pollack also launched several times in Six Days, and took multiple podiums.

Successes in road racing

In 1997, Olaf Pollack professional team at Agro -Adler Brandenburg. Already in the same year he celebrated his first professional success when he won a stage of the Tour of Lower Saxony and two days sections when Clásico RCN in Colombia. The following year, Pollack arrive with two stage wins at the Tour of Slovenia and at the Olympia's Tour four wins. Another stage of the Tour of Lower Saxony was the Sprinter 1999 to decide for themselves, as he also achieved a winning a stage of the Peace Race. For the 2000 season Pollack left the Agro -Adler team and joined the team Gerolsteiner. In this team from the Eifel Pollack was in his first year, three more stage wins at the Tour of Lower Saxony - celebrate and winning the sprint classification - including the prologue. When Vodacom Rapport Toer in South Africa, where he chose a stage and the prologue for themselves, and in Tasmania Tour Pollack further three times was victorious. 2001 Pollack won with around the old town of Nuremberg another race in Germany for the team Gerolsteiner. He also was in the sprint classification of Rhineland -Palatinate Tour forward. 2002 Pollack was measured at Siegen successful year when he won the Tour of Lower Saxony and also won the sprint jersey and two stage wins. In the same year he also won on a daily portions of Hesse - tour, the Peace Race and the Tour of Denmark and chose the one-day trip Groningen Minster for themselves.

In 2003, Pollack, whose specialties were sprints and short time trial, the first and only time in the Tour de France in part that he did not finish, when he but a stage win because of a mass fall only just missed out just before the finish line. Victories reach him in 2003 to a stage of the Tour of Germany and the Lower - tour, as he won the sprint of the Tour of Bavaria. A stage victory in the Sachsen Tour and several podium finishes in the Giro d' Italia as well as a day in the pink jersey of the overall leader of the Giro he added in 2004 his success list. For the 2005 season, the Sprinter left the Gerolsteiner team and switched to T-Mobile Team. 2006 Pollack drove the Giro again one day in the pink jersey of the overall leader. In the same year, Pollack also won a section of the Tour of Denmark as well as two stages and the Sprinter rating the inaugural Tour of California.

After two years ended Pollack's commitment to the T- Mobile team, and he signed in 2007 a ​​contract with Wiesenhof - Felt. For his new team he won a stage win at the Critérium International and also kept in the main race of the Nienburger City night the upper hand. After the dissolution of Wiesenhof team he signed in 2008 a one-year contract with the Austrian Volksbank team, for which he won a stage of the Tour of Bavaria.

Olaf Pollack took time in total participated in the Tour de France and four times at the Giro d'Italia.


2009 Pollack started for RSC Cottbus in track racing. However, it was announced on 18 September 2009 that Pollack had been tested at a training control NADA on 6 July 2009 positively to the substance Dynepo. The result of the B sample, however, did not correspond to the positive finding of the A sample, which is why Pollack argued in the following doping method on innocent. In April 2010, left Pollack, who had now finished his career due to an eye disease, adjust the doping process, not moved to an independent court and accepted the German by the Federal Sport and Arbitration of the Federal cyclist suspension imposed by September 2011. Pollack were his two league titles from 2009 in the points race and the two - team driving revoked retroactively.

Personal and professional

Pollack is married, has a daughter (* 2004) and lives in Kolkwitz at Cottbus.

Since 2013, he was sports director of Team Stuttgart.



  • Prologue and Stage 1 Tour of Slovenia
  • 9th and 11th stage of Olympia's Tour
  • Stage 6 Peace Race
  • Stage 5 Tour of Lower Saxony
  • Prologue, 1, Stage 2 and sprint Lower Saxony Tour
  • Prologue and Stage 8 Vodacom Rapport Toer
  • Stage 2 Tour of Tasmania
  • Around the old town of Nuremberg
  • Sprint Rhineland- Palatinate Tour
  • 2nd and 3rd Stage, Sprint and Appreciation Lower Saxony Tour
  • Stage 1 Tour of Hesse
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage Friedensfahrt
  • 5th stage Tour of Denmark
  • Groningen Minster
  • Sprint Tour of Bavaria
  • Stage 7 Tour of Germany
  • Stage 5 Tour of Lower Saxony
  • Stage 2 Sachsen-Tour * 2006
  • Stage 4 Tour of Denmark
  • 6th and 7th stage, Sprint Classification Tour of California
  • Stage 2 Tour of Bavaria
  • World Champion train of four
  • World Championships, two - team driving
  • Olympic champions train of four
  • German championships, individual pursuit
  • German Championships, Team Pursuit
  • German Championships, Madison
  • World Championships, two - team driving