Former world champion Rudi Altig dies, aged 79

German former road and track world champion Rudi Altig died on Saturday after suffering with cancer

Former German professional rider Rudi Altig has died of cancer, aged 79.

Altig was a former world champion on both the road and track, and won the Vuelta a España, Tour of Flanders and Milan-San Remo during his riding career from 1959 to 1971.

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