Palle Lykke

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Palle Lykke
Palle Lykke in 1956
Personal information
Born(1936-11-04)4 November 1936
Ringe, Denmark
Died19 April 2013(2013-04-19) (aged 76)
Medal record
Representing  Denmark
UEC European Track Championships
Silver medal – second place 1959 Madison
Gold medal – first place 1962 Madison
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Derny
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Derny
Silver medal – second place 1966 Madison
Silver medal – second place 1967 Derny

Palle Lykke Jensen (4 November 1936 – 19 April 2013) was a Danish cyclist who was active between 1956 and 1969.[1] He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in the road race, but failed to finish. The same year he finished fourth at the world road championships. Starting from 1958 Jensen won four consecutive national sprint titles. Between 1958 and 1968 he also won six medals at European track championships[2] and 21 six-day races out of 122 starts in Germany, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and UK. After marrying the daughter of Belgian cyclist Rik Van Steenbergen, in 1962 he moved to Belgium, where he worked at the Port of Antwerp.[3]


  1. ^ "In Memoriam, Palle Lykke". VeloVeritas. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  2. ^ Palle Lykke.
  3. ^ Palle Lykke Jensen.