Georges Ronsse

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George Ronsse
Paris-Roubaix 1927 - Doullens Georges Ronsse et Charles Pelissier.JPG
Personal information
Full name George Ronsse
Born (1906-03-04)4 March 1906
Antwerp, Belgium
Died 4 July 1969(1969-07-04) (aged 63)
Berchem, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road and cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1926–1929
1930–1933
Automoto
La Française
Major wins
World Cycling Champion (1928, 1929)
Tour de France, 1 stage
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1925)
Paris–Roubaix (1927)
Paris–Brussels (1928)
GP Wolber (1930)
Bordeaux–Paris (1927, 1929, 1930)
Infobox last updated on
15 January 2007

Georges Ronsse (4 March 1906, Antwerp - 4 July 1969, Berchem) was a two-time national cyclo-cross and two-time world champion road bicycle racer from Belgium, who raced between 1926 and 1938.

In addition to his several national and world championships, Ronsse won several of the classic races in road cycling including the 1925 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the 1927 Paris–Roubaix, and the 1927, 1929 and 1930 editions of the now-defunct Bordeaux–Paris.

In 1932, Ronsse capped off his career with a Stage 4 win at the 1932 Tour de France.

Major achievements[edit]

1925
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1927
Paris–Roubaix
Bordeaux–Paris
Grote Scheldeprijs
1928
Arc en ciel.svg World Cycling Championship
Paris–Brussels
Rupelmonde
1929
Arc en ciel.svg World Cycling Championship
Bordeaux–Paris
Belgium Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships
1930
GP Wolber
Bordeaux–Paris
Nationale Sluitingsprijs
Belgium Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships
1932
Tour de France
Winner stage 4
5th place overall classification
1934
 Belgium national track stayers championship
1935
 Belgium national track stayers championship
1936
 Belgium national track stayers championship

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