Danny De Bie

Danny De Bie (born 23 January 1960) is a former Belgian professional cyclist and directeur sportif, who won the men's race at the 1989 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. His brothers Eddy De Bie and Rudy De Bie also competed professionally.

Danny De Bie
1987 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 01.jpg
De Bie (left) at the 1987 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
Personal information
Full nameDanny De Bie
Born (1960-01-23) 23 January 1960 (age 61)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Disciplines
Role
Professional teams
1986–1991S.E.F.B.
1992–1994Bankunie
1995Rolini Sportswear
Managerial teams
2000–2014Spaarselect
2015Colba–Superano Ham
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Men's cyclo-cross
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Pontchâteau Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1987 Mladá Boleslav Men's race

CareerEdit

Born in Beersel, De Bie achieved several successes on the road but started to focus on cyclo-cross full-time after taking the silver medal at the 1987 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. He went to Switzerland which was at that time the main place for cyclo-cross races. Two years later he achieved that. The World Cyclo-Cross Championships parcours at Pont-Château in 1989, was a course that was suited to him. De Bie was able to cycle up a tough climb of almost 100 metres where his opponents such as Adri van der Poel had to walk and as a result De Bie was able to make a gap every time he went over the climb. After winning the rainbow jersey, De Bie became one of the best cyclo crossers of the world with a win in the Superprestige classification and increased popularity for the sport in Belgium.

In 1991 De Bie was suspected of possible tampering with a doping control after a Superprestige race in Zillebeke and he was not allowed to take part in the World Championships that year in Gieten.[1] De Bie was Belgium cyclo-cross champion for three years in a row and then beaten by Paul Herijgers. De Bie in his career won 11 Superprestige races.

After his career he worked as directeur sportif for the Spaarselect team between 2000 and 2014, and Colba–Superano Ham in 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danny de Bie". WK Veldrijden 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2008.

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