1 October 1925|
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France
|Died||11 June 2005
La Rochelle, France
José Beyaert (1 October 1925 – 11 June 2005) was a French professional cyclist who, during the 1940s and 1950s, was the 1948 Olympics road race champion. Beyaert moved to Colombia in 1952 and lived there for several years where he was the coach to the national cycling team. He also competed in the Vuelta a Colombia which he won on his first attempt in 1952. He finished second the following year and eighth the year after.
- 1st (Gold Medal), 1948 Summer Olympics Men's Road Race
- 3rd (Bronze Medal), 1948 Summer Olympics Team Time Trial
- Vuelta a Colombia (1952, 2nd 1953)
- Grand Prix d'Isbergues (1950)
- 47th overall, Tour de France (1950)
- Rendell, Matt (2009). Olympic Gangster: The Legend of José Beyaert - Cycling Champion, Fortune Hunter and Outlaw. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1-84596-398-9.
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