Willy Kemp

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Willy Kemp
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Personal information
Full name Willy Kemp
Born (1925-12-28) December 28, 1925 (age 91)
 Luxembourg
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
-1947 -
Professional team(s)
1947-1957 -
Major wins
1 stage 1955 Tour de France

Willy Kemp (born 28 December 1925 in Kopstal) is a former Luxembourgian professional road bicycle racer.

Kemp comes from a whealthy home and studied economics. After becoming as an amateur 1947 World University Cycling Champion his parents agreed that he became a professional cyclist. In 1949 he became national champion. Between 1948 and 1957 he rode every year the Tour de France (10 times in total) and he won a stage in the 1955 Tour de France.

Major results[edit]

1947
1st, gold medalist(s) World University Cycling Champion, road race
2nd, silver medalist(s) World University Cycling Championships, individual pursuit
2nd, silver medalist(s) World University Cycling Championships, team pursuit
GP Faber
1949
 Luxembourg national road race championships
1950
Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
1951
2nd  Luxembourg national road race championships
1952
Stage 1 Ronde van Nederland
Stage 4a Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Overall: Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 1
1954
Stage 3 Tour de Picardie
1955
2nd  Luxembourg national road race championships
3rd Overall, Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 2
Stage 4 Tour de France
1956
Stage 3 Tour de Luxembourg
1957
3rd  Luxembourg national road race championships

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