Gerrit Voorting

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Gerrit Voorting
Gerrit Voorting 1958.jpg
Gerrit Voorting in 1958
Personal information
Full name Gerrit Voorting
Born (1923-01-18)18 January 1923
Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died 30 January 2015(2015-01-30) (aged 92)
Heemskerk, Netherlands
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1952 Locomotief-Vredestein
1953 Peugeot
1954–1959 Locomotief-Vredestein
Major wins
Silver medal 1948 Olympic Games
Two Tour de France stages

Gerardus "Gerrit" Petrus Voorting (18 January 1923 – 30 January 2015) was a Dutch road cyclist who was active between 1947 and 1960. As an amateur he won the silver medal in the individual road race at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. In his professional career Voorting won two Tour de France stages and wore the yellow jersey for 4 days.[1] Voorting died on 30 January 2015 in his home in Heemskerk at the age of 92,[2][3] within a week of two other members of the Dutch men's team pursuit squad, Henk Faanhof and Joop Harmans.[4] He was the elder brother of Olympic cyclist Adrie Voorting.[5]

Major results[edit]

1948
Silver medal individual road race Olympic Games
1952
Den Bosch
6th stage Ronde van Nederland
Terneuzen
1953
Machelen
1953 Tour de France:
Winner 4th stage
1954
Acht van Chaam
Vlissingen
1955
Maastricht
Zandvoort
1956
Kampen
 Netherlands National Championship, Track, 50 km
Oostende
Tour de France:
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
1957
Made
Ronde van Nederland:
Winner stage 7 and 8
Roosendaal
1958
Grote 1-Mei Prijs
Lummen
Ninove
Ronde van Nederland:
Winner 2nd stage
Tour de France:
Winner 2nd stage
Wearing yellow jersey for three days
1959
Made
Ninove
Roosendaal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerrit Voorting. cyclingarchives.com
  2. ^ "Oud-wielrenner Gerrit Voorting overleden" (in Dutch). ed.nl. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Obituary Gerrit Voorting. rvmn.nl (4 February 2015)
  4. ^ "Oud-wielrenner Joop Harmans (93) overleden" (in Dutch). nusport.nl. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Gerrit Voorting Archived 6 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com

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