Fred De Bruyne

Alfred De Bruyne (21 October 1930 – 4 February 1994) was a Belgian champion cyclist.

Fred De Bruyne
Fred De Bruyne (1956).jpg
De Bruyne at the 1956 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameFred De Bruyne
Born(1930-10-21)21 October 1930
Berlare, Belgium
Died4 February 1994(1994-02-04) (aged 63)
Seillans, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
Paris–Nice (1956, 1958)
Milan–San Remo (1956)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1956, 1958, 1959)
Tour of Flanders (1957)
Paris–Roubaix (1957)
Paris–Tours (1957)

He won Milan–San Remo and Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 1956, the Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix and Paris–Tours in 1957, and again Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 1958 and 1959.

He also won the Challenge Desgrange-Colombo competition 3 years running (1956 to 1958). This was the fore-runner of the Super Prestige now in itself replaced by the UCI Ranking Points List.

After his professional cycling career he went on to become a very popular TV sports commentator, a team manager, and finally a spokesman for the Panasonic cycling team.

Major resultsEdit

1954
Tour de France:
Winner stages 8, 13 and 22
1956
Milan–San Remo
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Paris–Nice
Tour de France:
Winner stages 1, 6 and 10
1957
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Paris–Tours
Six days of Ghent
1958
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Paris–Nice
1959
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Six days of Ghent
1961
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

Books by Fred De BruyneEdit

Fred de Bruyne wrote following books (in Dutch) about famous cyclists:

  • Rik Van Steenbergen, 1963
  • Rik Van Looy, 1963
  • Patrick Sercu, 1965
  • Peter Post, 1965
  • De memoires van Fred De Bruyne, 1978

External linksEdit

  Media related to Fred De Bruyne at Wikimedia Commons