Romain Gijssels

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Romain Gijssels
Personal information
Full name Romain Gijssels
Born (1907-03-10)10 March 1907
 Belgium
Died 31 March 1978(1978-03-31) (aged 71)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1930–1934
1935
1936
Dilecta
Dilecta and JB Louvet
Dilecta
Major wins
Tour of Flanders (2x)
Paris–Roubaix
Infobox last updated on
11 June 2008

Romain Gijssels (Denderwindeke, 10 March 1907 - Paris, 31 March 1978) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer between 1930 and 1936.

In 1932, Gijssels won both the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix in the same season, which (up to 2006) has only been accomplished by nine riders.

Major achievements[edit]

1931
Tour of Flanders
Grand Prix Wolber
2nd, Bordeaux–Paris
3rd, Paris–Brussels
1932
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Bordeaux–Paris
1933
Marseille-Lyon
St Niklaas
2nd, Critérium des As
3rd, Tour of Flanders
3rd, Bordeaux–Paris
1934
Paris-Belfort
2nd, Paris–Tours
32nd, Tour de France
1935
3rd, Critérium des As