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25 May 2004
IOC News , museum-news-articles

Olympic Champion at the Olympic Museum

Robert Dill-Bundi, Olympic cycling champion at the 1980 Games in Moscow, was at the Olympic Museum on Wednesday 19 May, on the occasion of the arrival in Lausanne of the “Cycle to Switzerland” participants.

Charity bike ride
This bike ride, raising money for the Royal British Legion, was organised by the charity in partnership with the Swiss Embassy in London.

Some 60 cyclists
Having left the British capital on 12 May, about 60 cyclists arrived in Lausanne, the last stage of the ride, late on Wednesday afternoon. They were welcomed by Simon Featherstone, British Ambassador to Switzerland; Ulrich Hunn, the Consul General of the London Swiss Embassy (who also took part in the Challenge); Francis Gabet, Olympic Museum Director; and representatives of the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and the tourist industry.

Gold medallist at the Moscow Games
Robert Dill-Bundi took part in the Olympic Games in 1980, where he won the gold medal in the 4,000m individual pursuit. After his victory, immediately after getting off his bike, the athlete from the Upper Valais kissed the track of the Olympic velodrome.

Helmet on display at the Museum
The Olympic champion said he was very proud to see the aerodynamic helmet, which a Czech athlete gave to him before his race in a gesture of great sportsmanship, prominently displayed in the Summer Olympic Games zone at the Olympic Museum.

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