Radomír Šimůnek Sr.

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Radomír Šimůnek Sr.
Medal record
Representing  Czech Republic
Men's cyclo-cross
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Gieten Elite Men's Race

Radomír Šimůnek Sr. (Czech pronunciation: [ˈradomiːr ˈʃɪmuːnɛk], 8 April 1962 in Plzeň – 10 August 2010 in Kamenice)[1] was a Czech racing cyclist who mainly participated in cyclo-cross. Šimůnek's son, Radomír Šimůnek Jr. is also a cyclo-cross cyclist.

During the Czech communist era he was a two time amateur World Champion, but was unable to become a professional cyclist. The earnings he garnered from international matches in Belgium and the Netherlands were paid to the Czechoslovakia Cycling Union and Šimůnek did not receive his winnings. The political change in Eastern Europe in 1989 and 1990 finally allowed him to become a professional, before he won the World title at the 1991 World Championships in Gieten.

In 1992 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for causing a traffic accident that killed three people. He received a presidential pardon four months into his sentence.

Honours

  • 1980 : 1st in Junior World Championships
  • 1982 : 2nd in Amateur World Championships
  • 1983 : 1st in Amateur World Championships
  • 1984 : 1st in Gieten
  • 1984 : 1st in Amateur World Championships
  • 1985 : 1st in Rome
  • 1989 : 2nd in Amateur World Championships
  • 1990 : 1st in Rome
  • 1990 : 1st in Steinmaur
  • 1990 : 1st in Valkenswaard
  • 1990 : 1st in Zarautz
  • 1990 : 1st in Koksijde
  • 1991 : 1st in Czech elite national championships
  • 1991 : 1st in Plzeň
  • 1991 : 1st in Valkenswaard
  • 1991 : 1st in Elite World Championships
  • 1991 : 1st in Zillebeke
  • 1992 : 1st in Czech elite national championships
  • 1994 : 1st in Milan
  • 1994 : 1st in Plzeň
  • 1994 : 1st in Schulteiss-Cup
  • 1996 : 3rd in Czech elite national championships
  • 1996 : 1st in Hlinsko
  • 1997 : 1st in Czech elite national championships
  • 1997 : 1st in Hlinsko
  • 1997 : 1st in Kolín
  • 1998 : 1st in Magstadt
  • 1998 : 1st in Czech elite national championships
  • 1999 : 3rd in Czech elite national championships
  • 1999 : 1st in Olomouc
  • 2000 : 2nd in Czech elite national championships

References

  1. ^ Radomir Simunek dies at 48
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