Born : 18 August 1977
Function in the team : Athlete
Hometown : Ostrov
Country : CZE
Relationship Status : Married
Zodiac sign : Leo
Lukas Bauer began with sports in the Skoda Ostrov Club at the age of 8, but this club was focused more on bringing the sport and fun closer to kids than on results... He moved to Slovan Karlovy Vary when he was fourteen to be more focused on the results... Right from the beginning Bauer came to the sport group of coach Miroslav Petrasek, who has been his personal coach until this year... he reached his first podium in the Czech Nationals at the age of seventeen and one year later he became a member of the Junior National Team. He competed in the Junior World Championships in 1996 in Asiago (17th place over 10km C; 7th place in relay; 37th place over 30km F). In Calgary, a year after he took his first international medal, which was a silver, in the 30km F and showed strong performances with a 4th place in relay and a 8th in 10km C.
These results gained him access to the Czech World Championships team for Trondheim 1997.From the JWCH in Calgary he flew directly to his first World Championships in Trondheim. He took part in 10km C (47th) and relay (8th). His first Olympics were the 1998 Nagano Games and his first World Cup podium was the second place in Kuusamo in 2001 over 15km C. Shortly after that he won his first World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave 2002 over 15km F.
Normally Bauer prefers classic style to skating but he is an universal skier, who can succeed in both techniques. His best season was 2007/08 when he won the overall World Cup standing as well as the second edition of the FIS Tour de Ski. In 2010, he won the FIS Tour de Ski again becoming the first man ever to achieve this.
His first Olympic medal win was in Torino 2006 where came second over 15km C. In Vancouver he added two bronze medals, over 15 km free technique and in relay.
Bauer had some difficult seasons due to health problems, especially the winters 2007 and 2009, but for both World Championships he was well prepared and finished on the podium with a 5th place over 50 km 2007 and the second place over 15 km classic in Liberec. Lukas Bauer is the first Czech cross-country athlete who has won the Big Crystal globe for the overall World Cup winner (2007/08) and the first Czech cross-country male athlete who won World Cup competitions.
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Bauer married his girlfriend Katerina (Balatkova, former national team member and daughter of Olympic medal holder form Sapporo 1972 Helena Sikolova) on July 122003. The small family grew with their two children – son Matyas (12.4.2004) and daughter Aneta (31.1.2007). They live together in Boí Dar near the German border just several kilometres from Rene Sommerfeldt’s residence who is good friend of Lukas Bauer. Their sons went together to a German Kindergarten.
Bauer was fully training together with Rene Sommerfeldt the whole summer after Torino 2006 under Rene´s trainer Janko Neuber.
He was quite good in mountain bike races. Last two summer season he has had a contract with professional MTB teams, he also takes part in in Xterra triathlon races and orienteering competitions, in his junior age he was considering doing MTB racing but after his first podium in Czech Cross-Country Skiing Nationals at the age of seventeen he decided with Cross-Country skiing, but mountain biking is still his hobby and every year he takes part in some races.When he was a child he had sports idols like Miguel Indurain (Spanish cyclist – 5x winner of Tour de France), Gunde Svan and Vegard Ulvang.
His hobbies are mountainbiking, movies , nature, family
|EDUCATION||High technical school|
|OCCUPATION||Student, Sports instructor|
|FAMILY||Mother - Danuse, father - Dalibor, brother - Jan, sister - Petra|
|WHAT ARE YOUR FAMILY DETAILS?||wife - Katerina children - Matyas, Aneta|
|WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?||Czech, English|
|MY WEB PAGE||www.lukas-bauer.cz|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||12nd||50K||WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK 2010|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||7th||PUR||WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK 2010|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||BRONZE||15K||WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK 2010|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||16th||50K||VAL DI FIEMME 2013|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||19th||15K||VAL DI FIEMME 2013|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||23rd||SKT||VAL DI FIEMME 2013|
|WORLD CUP||22nd||30K||FALUN 2013|
|WORLD CUP||4th||15K||LAHTI 2013|
|WORLD CUP||15th||15K||DAVOS 2013|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||2nd||30K||CANMORE 1997|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||8th||10K||CANMORE 1997|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||37th||30K||ASIAGO 1996|
|03-03-2013||50k||Val di Fiemme||ITA||16||15.00|
|27-02-2013||15k||Val di Fiemme||ITA||19||12.00|
|23-02-2013||Skt||Val di Fiemme||ITA||23||8.00|
|06-01-2013||50k||Tour de Ski||FIS||6||40.00|
|11-02-2012||30k||Nove Mesto na Morave||CZE||18||13.00|
|08-01-2012||50k||Tour de Ski||FIS||6||40.00|
|HOW AND WHEN DID YOU BEGIN CROSS-COUNTRY?||It was my parents work :-) and I´ve made my first steps on skies when I was 2 years old, but I came to club when I had 8|
|WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL TRAINING REGIMEN?||3 days training and 1 day rest|
|COACHES IN PAST AND PRESENT||till 15: J.Linhart, V.Palivec,A.Hlusek,P.Vik from 15: Miroslav Petrasek , J.Neuber (summer 2006)|
|WHAT DO THE OLYMPICS MEAN TO YOU AND WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU WANTED TO BE AN OLYMPIAN?||the highest sport event|
|WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST||12.4.2004 and 31.1.2007 -my children birthday :-)|
|FAVORITE TRAINING AREA||Bozi Dar - Oberwiesenthal,|
|FAVORITE COMPETITION||15km C|
|THREE REACHED GOALS||1.our children Matyas and Aneta 2. Overall WC victory 2007/08 3. Silver medal from Torino 2006|
|THREE THINGS WHICH WENT TERRIBLY WRONG||WC Umea, WC Oslo 2006|
|BEER VS. WINE||Beer|
|VEGGIES VS. MEAT||Meat|
|FERRARI VS. PORSHE||Ferrari|
|COFFEE VS. TEA||Tea|
|CLASSIC VS. SKATING||Classic|
|SEA VS. MOUNTAINS||Mountains|