Arie van Vliet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Arie van Vliet
Arie van Vliet 1948.jpg
Arie van Vliet in 1948
Personal information
Born(1916-03-18)18 March 1916
Woerden, Netherlands
Died9 July 2001(2001-07-09) (aged 85)
Woerden, Netherlands

Arie Gerrit van Vliet (18 March 1916 – 9 July 2001) was a Dutch sprint cyclist. Between 1934 and 1957, he won 13 medals at world championships, including four gold medals, and set several world records in sprint events, despite the interruption by World War II.[1] He also won a gold medal in 1000 m time trial and a silver medal in the individual sprint at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. His Olympic sprint race was obstructed by the winner, German cyclist Toni Merkens, who was however not disqualified, but merely fined for 100 German marks.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arie van Vliet.
  2. ^ Arie van Vliet.
Preceded by
Abe Lenstra
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Geertje Wielema