Emile De Beukelaer
De Beukelaer in 1920
|Full name||Emile De Beukelaer|
|Born||27 May 1867|
|Died||23 January 1922(aged 54)|
Emile De Beukelaer (27 May 1867–23 January 1922) was a Belgian road racing cyclist, and the founder and President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). He was the son of the founder of Elixir d'Anvers, a famous liquor from the Antwerp region.
He was the most successful cyclist of the 1880s.
Foundation of UCI
- Emile De Beukelaer for the "Ligue Velocipédique Belge"
- Frenchman Victor Breyer for the "National Cycling Association" in the United States
- Alfred Riguelle for the "Union velocipédique de France"
- Count Villers for the "Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques"
- Mario Bruzzone representing the "Unione Velocipedistica Italiana"
- Frenchman Paul Rousseau for the "Union Cycliste Suisse"
Paul Rousseau became the Secretary General, while Emile De Beukelaer became the President, and served as such until his death in 1922.
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