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Alfred Gornemann

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Sport  Cycling
Name  Alfred Gornemann
Alfred Gornemann
Born  1 September 1877Berlin, Germany
Died  11 October 1903 (aged 26) Dresden, Germany

Alfred Gornemann (1 September 1877 – 11 October 1903) was a German cyclist who had his best achievements in motor-paced racing. He started training in this discipline only in 1901, after completing his military service, but quickly became a top competitor. The same year he won a bronze medal at the UCI Motor-paced World Championships and became a champion next year in the amateurs division. In 1903 he turned professional and won another bronze medal.

On 11 October 1903 during a 100 km race in Dresden, while trying to overcome his rival Thaddaus Robl, he collided with his pacer, sustaining a spinal injury and skull fracture. He died the same evenining and was buried on 15 October 1903 in Berlin.

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