Gilbert Desmet

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Gilbert Desmet
Personal information
Full nameGilbert Desmet
NicknameSmetje van Lichtervelde
Born (1931-02-02) 2 February 1931 (age 87)
Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1952-1955Groene Leeuw-Huret
1956Bertin-d'Allessandro
1957-1959Faema-Guerra
1959-1962Carpano
1963-1965Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1966-1967Romeo-Smith's
Major wins
Paris–Tours
La Flèche Wallone
Four Days of Dunkirk

Gilbert Desmet (2 February 1931, Roeselare), nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a retired Belgian cyclist, professional from 1952 to 1967. In the 1956 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey for 2 days, and in the 1963 Tour de France he wore it for 9 days. Desmet won 101 professional courses, including Paris–Tours, La Flèche Wallonne and Four Days of Dunkirk. His best result in the Tour de France was his 4th place in 1962. He finished second in the 1959 Paris–Roubaix.[1]

Major victories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "57th Paris – Roubaix, 1959". bikeraceinfo. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

Notes[edit]

  • Cornillië, Patrick (1994). Lichtervelde op twee wielen (in Dutch). De Beer.
  • Cornillië, Patrick (2004). Gilbert Desmet – Smetje van Lichtervelde (in Dutch). De Eecloonaar. ISBN 90-74128-99-8

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