Reiner Klimke’s victory lap on Ahleric at the 1984 Olympics is the stuff of legends. With apparent ease, he and Ahleric performed 75 consecutive tempi changes as the lapped the arena. All while he rode with one and and waved to the crowd.
To make such an accomplishment looks so effortless is remarkable. Which is why it is still discussed today.
Dr. Klimke was on 5 Olympic gold medal teams (1964, 1968, 1976, 1984 and 1988). In addition, he won the individual gold in 1984 on Ahlerich and individual bronze medals in 1968 and 1976.