Today in Transportation History – 1950: A Polish Cycling Champion is Born

Champion bicyclist Stanisław Szozda was born in the village of Dobromierz in southwestern Poland. He represented Poland at Summer Olympics in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976), winning a silver medal in each of those games for the men’s cycling team time trial (in which cyclists race in groups of four from participating nations).

Szozda’s other accomplishments included winning both individual and team competitions at the 1974 Tour de Bretagne Cycliste in France and earning gold medals for team time trials at the 1973 UCI Road World Championships in Barcelona and the 1975 UCI Road World Championships in the Belgian municipalities of Mettet and Yvoir.

Szozda was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta, a longtime Polish state honor conferred to individuals for outstanding achievement. He died in 2013 at the age of 62

For more information about Stanisław Szozda, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanisław_Szozda.

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