Inductee

Andy Taus

Inducted in 2015 for Contributor

Biography

Allentown, PA, resident Andy Taus began his cycling career as a racer from 1968 through 1974. Andy was an advisor to the developers of the outdoor Velodrome in Trexlertown, PA which became the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.  Andy first became an Amateur Bicycle League of America official in 1970 and to support racing in “T-Town” and elsewhere, he earned his Category 1 officials license in 1981 under the tutelage of Artie Greenberg.   Andy progressively rose to the highest national and international level of racing officials – a path that included becoming a National Commissaire/Official in 1983 leading to Grade A International Cycling Union (UCI) Commissaire in 1990.  Andy has also helped develop and teach courses for UCI and event officials.

During his career Andy has been either the President or been a key member of the Commissaires’ Panel at the world’s most prestigious cycling events such as the World Track Championships, the Olympic Games, the Pan American and Good Will Games and nearly all of the USA’s most important bicycling events during the last 41 years.

Andy Taus Career Highlights (partial listing)

1971-1990  Organizer Gotham Cup Circuit Race Allentown PA

1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles National UCI Commissaire adjoint

1992-1996  US Pro Technical Director

Technical Director UCI Jr. Track World Championships (2001-Trexlertown, PA) & US Master’s Road Championship (2007-Seven Springs, PA)

2009-2011 UCI Doping Control Officer – Geneva Switzerland

International UCI Commissaire: 1986 World Championships Colorado Springs, 1990 World Championships Japan, 1991-1992 Pittsburgh Thrift Drug Classic, 1991-1996 Tour  DuPont, 1995 World Cup Track Bassano Italy, 1996 Track World Championships Manchester England, 1998 Track World Championships Bordeaux France, 1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg Canada, 2000 World Track Championship Manchester England, 2004 Women’s Liberty Race Philadelphia, 2004 Track World Cup Los Angeles, 2005 Track World Championship Los Angeles.

International UCI Commissaire President of Panel: 1995 World Cup Track Quito Ecuador, 1996 World Cup Track Havana Cuba, 1997 World Cup Track Trexlertown  USA, 1998 World Track Cup Cali Columbia, 2001 Redlands Stage Race UCI 2.4 CA, 2001 World Cup Track Mexico City Mexico, 2002 World Cup Track Monterey Mexico, 2002 Junior Track World Championships Melbourne Australia, 2003 US Pro Championship Philadelphia PA, 2003 Pan-American Games Dominican Republic, 2004 Track World Championships Melbourne Australia, 2005 Pan American Championships Mar del Plata-Argentina, 2005 Track Keirin Cup Trexlertown PA.

2004 Olympic Games Athens Greece – Secretary for all cycling events

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