Roy Knickman

Inducted in 2017 for Modern Road & Track Competitor (Post-1975)


Roy Knickman’s road racing career spanned more than two decades. Roy won the bronze medal in the Men's Team Time Trial at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. His Olympic teammates were Ron Kiefel, Andrew Weaver, and Davis Phinney. Knickman also rode in the 1988 and 1989 Tour de France for Team 7-Eleven.

During his professional career, Knickman rode for the famous teams of La Vie Claire (1986-1987), Toshiba-Look (alongside Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault and Andrew Hampsten), 7-Eleven (1988-1989) and Coors Light (1991-1993).

Roy retired and served as coach of the US national junior team in 1994 and the US National and Olympic road teams from 1995 to 1997. He returned to competitive riding with the Mercury team in 1998, combining racing with the role of Assistant Manager until 2000. He subsequently worked in management for the and Prime Alliance racing teams. More recently Roy has coached some of the most promising U.S. riders as part of the Lux-Stradling Junior Team when he is not working shifts as a firefighter in Paso Robles, California.


1984 Olympic Games - Team Time Trial, 3rd

1982 National Cyclocross Championships, 1st

1984 National Road Championships – Team Time Trial, 1st

1987 National Road Championships – Professional Road Race, 2nd

1985 Tour of Berlin –Stage 2, 1st

1985 Milk Race – Overall, 2nd

1985 Vuelta de Bisbee – Overall, 1st

1985 Vulcan Tour – Overall, 1st

1985 United Texas Tour, Stage Winner

1985 Mammoth Lakes – Downhill, 1st

1987 Tour of Switzerland, Stage Winner

1987 Dauphine Libre, Stage Winner

1987 Vuelta de Bisbee - Overall, 2nd

1987 Mammoth Classic – Overall, 1st

1985 & 1987 Whisky Creek Stage Race-Overall, 1st

1988 -1989 Coors Classic, Stage 4 Winner

1988 Monterey Stage Race- Overall, 1st

1989 United Texas Tour, Stage Winner

1991 Killington Stage Race – Overall, 1st

1992 La Vuelta de Bisbee – Overall, 2nd

1998 Fitchburg Cycling Classic, 1st

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