Hans-Peter Durst

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Hans-Peter Durst
Man in white jersey with rainbow bands and a red helmet.
Durst in 2017
Personal information
Born (1958-05-24) 24 May 1958 (age 63)
Dortmund, Germany
Sport
SportPara-cycling
Disability classT2
Achievements and titles
World finals2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
Paralympic finals2012, 2016

Hans-Peter Durst (born 24 May 1958)[1] is a German para cyclist who won two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He has also won gold medals at the 2015, 2017 and 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Man with glasses draped in a German flag holding up a silver medal.
Durst with his 2012 Summer Paralympics silver medal

Durst is from Dortmund, Germany.[2] He has two children.[3] Durst has a loss of the sense of balance after a traumatic brain injury,[1] caused by a car accident in 1994.[3]

Career[edit]

Durst competes in T2 classification competitions,[1] for athletes that use a tricycle.[3] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he came second in the time trial T1–2 event.[1] At the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, he won the road race[4] and time trial T2 events.[5]

In the road time trial T1–2 event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, Durst's saddle fell off his tricycle after 500 metres (0.31 mi) of the race, and he rode for 14.5 kilometres (9.0 mi) without a saddle.[2] Nevertheless, he won the competition,[2] by over a minute.[3] He also won the road race T1–2 at the same Games.[6] Durst's tricycle at the Games cost €18,000, and weighed 11.8 kilograms (26 lb), which was just above the competition's minimum weight limit.[7]

In 2017, Durst won the time trial and road race T2 events at the Para-Cycling World Cup event in Emmen, Netherlands.[8] At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Durst won the time trial and road race T2 events.[9] As of 2018, Durst was the oldest professional cyclist registered with the Union Cycliste Internationale.[10] He did not compete at the Para-Cycling World Cup in 2018, and missed much of the 2019 season as well for health reasons. At the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, he won the time trial event.[11]

In May 2021, Durst chose not to compete in the delayed 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[12] the effect of the Paralympics on Japan's COVID-19 rates, and in solidarity with the Japanese people, most of whom did not want the Games to happen.[13][14] In June 2021, he competed at the 2021 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.[15]

Honours[edit]

Durst was named Dortmund's athlete of the year for 2011 and 2012.[16] He won the award again in 2016.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hans-Peter Durst" (in German). National Paralympic Committee Germany. Archived from the original on 18 May 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Durst "hätte auch ohne Lenker gewonnen"". Rheinische Post (in German). 15 September 2016. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "Das verrückte Rennen des Hans-Peter Durst" (in German). Sport.de. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  4. ^ "MT2 > Men Road Race - 28 km > Results". UCI. 1 August 2015. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  5. ^ "MT2 > Men Time Trial - 14 km > Results". UCI. 30 July 2015. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Radsportler Hans-Peter Durst holt zweites Gold". Die Zeit (in German). 16 September 2016. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Sattelfest auf drei Rädern". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 16 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Para-Cycling: Fünf deutsche Weltcup-Siege" (in German). German Cycling Federation. 3 July 2017. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Tokio 2020: Dortmunds Oberbürgermeister übernimmt Schirmherrschaft für Paracycler Durst" (in German). German Cycling Federation. 19 September 2017. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Andrea Tafi Registers UCI Pursuit Paris-Roubaix". Cycling Weekly. 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  11. ^ "GOLD UND SILBER FÜR DREIRADFAHRER DURST UND JÄGER" (in German). Sport Ehein Erft. 13 September 2019. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Para-Cycler Durst verzichtet auf Paralympics-Teilnahme in Tokio" (in German). German Cycling Federation. 17 May 2021. Archived from the original on 17 May 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Hans-Peter Durst hat es satt". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 25 June 2021. Archived from the original on 27 June 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Paralympics: Zweifacher Goldmedaillen-Gewinner Durst sagt aus Respekt und Solidarität ab". Westdeutscher Rundfunk (in German). 17 May 2021. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Defending champions in pole position to race at UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships on Estoril circuit". Inside the Games. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Durst schafft Double" (in German). Lokal Kompass. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Lückenkemper, Durst und Schmidla/Bär räumen ab". Ruhr Nachrichten (in German). 2016. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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