Gustave Danneels

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Gustave Danneels
Personal information
Full nameGustave Danneels
Born(1913-09-06)6 September 1913
Loos-en-Gohelle, France
Died13 April 1976(1976-04-13) (aged 62)
Knokke, Belgium
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
Paris–Tours (1934, 1936, 1937)

Gustave Danneels (Loos-en-Gohelle, France, 6 September 1913 – Knokke, 13 April 1976) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. He is known for bronze medals in the 1934 and the 1935 UCI Road World Championships and his victories in Paris–Tours. When winning the 1936 edition of Paris-Tours Danneels was awarded the Ruban Jaune for recording the fastest time in a professional race.

Major results[edit]

1931
 Belgium U17 Road Race Champion
1933
 Belgium Independent Road Race Champion
1934
Paris–Tours
GP d'Europe
3rd, bronze medalist(s) World Road Race Championship
1935
 Belgium Road Race Champion
Winner Stage 2, Tour of Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) World Road Race Championship
1936
Paris–Tours
Winner stages 3 and 6 Paris–Nice
1937
Paris–Tours
Tour de France:
Winner stage 11B[1]
1938
Winner stages 4 & 5, Tour du Sud-Ouest

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stage 11B was a team time trial, and won by the Belgian team. Danneels was the first Belgian to cross the line, so by the regulations of that time, the victory was officially credited to his name

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jules Merviel
Winner of Paris–Tours
1934
Succeeded by
René Le Grèves
Preceded by
René Le Grèves
Winner of Paris–Tours
1936-1937
Succeeded by
Jules Rossi