José Beyaert

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José Beyaert
Personal information
Born (1925-10-01)1 October 1925
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France
Died 11 June 2005(2005-06-11) (aged 79)
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.[1] 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.[2]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Rendell, Matt (2009). Olympic Gangster: The Legend of José Beyaert - Cycling Champion, Fortune Hunter and Outlaw. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1-84596-398-9. 


  1. ^ "José Beyaert dies". 13 June 2005. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Rendell, Matt (2002). Kings of the Mountains. ISBN 1-85410-837-9. 

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