Emile De Beukelaer

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Emile De Beukelaer
Emile De Beukelaer 1920.jpg
De Beukelaer in 1920
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Full nameEmile De Beukelaer
Born(1867-05-27)27 May 1867
Died23 January 1922(1922-01-23) (aged 54)
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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.[1]


Cycling career[edit]

He was the most successful cyclist of the 1880s.[1]

Foundation of UCI[edit]

On 14 April 1900, delegates from six associations and five countries assembled in Paris to form the "Union Cycliste Internationale". The delegates were:

Paul Rousseau became the Secretary General, while Emile De Beukelaer became the President, and served as such until his death in 1922.[2]


  1. ^ a b "FX de Beukelaer". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cycling and Olympism

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