German coach and the man behind British Cycling track success Heiko Salzwedel has died on Wednesday at the age of 64 years old. He was one of the great cyclic coaches and team managers. On 29 September 2021, Heiko passed away and shocked the whole cycle sports industry.
The tributes paid to the coach and many sports celebrities express their condolence towards Salzwedel’s death.
However, people want to know what happened to him and how he died. In this post, know more about the Heiko Salzwedel and gather information such as wiki, death cause, biography, age, wife, kids, career, net worth, and more.
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Heiko Salzwedel Death Cause
On Wednesday 29 September 2021, reports in Germany have confirmed that Salzwedel died in a Berlin hospital. By this tragic news, the whole cycling world reacted with sadness and grief to the news that well-respected coach Heiko Salzwedel has died at the age of 64.
Several riders express their condolence and shared many messages toward’s death of Heiko Salzwedel.
“Our legendary coach passed away last night. Heiko created a pathway for myself and many others leading us to the Olympic Games and Tour de France. Our many memories training in East Germany Cottbus will stay with us forever. Our sincere condolences to his family,” wrote former Australian rider Pat Jonker.
“Very sad to hear that a long-time friend Heiko passed away. Heiko helped me on the Track at Barcelona & helped me win Silver (even though I was prevented from training for this event!),” gold and silver medalist Australian Kathy Watt wrote.
However, the actual reason for his death is yet to be revealed. Any further details will be updated in this post.
Heiko Salzwedel Wiki
He was born on 16 April 1957 in Schmalkalden, Germany and as of 2021, he was 64 years old. Salzwedel was a coach at several national federations including Australia, Switzerland, Denmark, and Russia. However, he was best known for his track role at British Cycling, with the former East-German having three stints at the organization.
Salzwedel was creating the first UCI registered Australian Trade Team: the GIANT-Australian Institute of Sport Cycling Team (GIANT-AIS; later: ZVVZ-GIANT-AIS). From 2003, he started working as a consultant for the Danish Cycling Federation.
In late 2008, he returned to British Cycling as Performance Manager. Later, in 2012 he founded the Russian professional cycling team RusVelo. He was a legendary coach who worked with many riders, federations, teams, etc. However, in January 2018 British Cycling confirmed that he had left his role.
Wife & Kids
He was married and the couple shared two kids. Any further information is not available as the family needs privacy.
According to the estimated reports, the net worth of Heiko Salzwedel could be $1 Million USD. But there is no evidence available for his actual net worth, salary, and other sources of income.