Danny De Bie

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Danny De Bie
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Cyclo-cross
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Pontchâteau Elite Men's Race
Silver medal – second place 1987 Mladá Boleslav Elite Men's Race

Danny De Bie (born 23 January 1960 in Beersel, Belgium) is a former professional Belgian cyclo-cross cyclist. Both De Bie's brothers Eddy and Rudy also were cyclists. Danny de Bie won the silver medal at the World championships in 1987 at the age of 27. De Bie achieved several successes on the road but started to focus on cyclo-cross full-time after taking the silver medal in 1987. He went to Switzerland which was at that time the main place for cyclo-cross races. Two years later he achieved that. The World Cyclo-Cross Championships parcours in Pont-Château of in 1989 was a course that was suited to him. De Bie was able to cycle up a tough climb of almost 100 metres where his opponents such as Adri van der Poel had to walk and as a result De Bie was able to make a gap every time he went over the climb. After winning the rainbow jersey, De Bie became one of the best cyclo crossers of the world with a win in the Superprestige classification and increased popularity for the sport in Belgium. In 1991 De Bie was suspected of possible tampering with a doping control after a Superprestige race in Zillebeke and he was not allowed to take part in the World Championships that year in Gieten.[1] De Bie was Belgium cyclo-cross champion for three years in a row and then beaten by Paul Herijgers. De Bie in his career won 11 Superprestige races. After his career he worked as directeur sportif for the Spaar select and Fidea Cycling Teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny de Bie". WK Veldrijden 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-28.