Briek SCHOTTE

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BelgianBorn Alberic,Leo SCHOTTE

Belgian professional road racing cyclist

Born on September 07, 1919 in Kanegem , Belgium

Died on April 04, 2004 in Kortrijk , Belgium

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He was world champion in 1948 and 1950, won the last stage of the 1947 Tour de France and finished second in the epic 1948 Tour, behind Gino Bartali. He twice won the Ronde van Vlaanderen (1942, 1948), Paris–Tours (1946, 1947) and Paris–Brussels (1946, 1952). He also won the inaugural Challenge Desgrange-Colombo, a season-long competition to identify the world's best road rider, in 1948.



After retirement in 1959, he was a team coach for 30 years, mostly for Flandria . He died on the day of the 2004 Ronde van Vlaanderen. The commentators during the race said "God must have been one of Briek's greatest fans".

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