Julien Vervaecke

Julien Vervaecke (3 November 1899 — May 1940) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. He won Paris–Roubaix, Paris–Brussels, 2 stages in the Tour de France and finished 3rd in the 1927 Tour de France. At the start of the Second World War, when an English army detachment wanted to take his house, he refused, and was shot. His body was found weeks later, so the exact date of his death is not known.

Julien Vervaecke
Julien Vervaecke lors du Tour de France 1929.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJulien Vervaecke
Born(1899-11-03)3 November 1899
Dadizele, Belgium
DiedMay 1940 (aged 40)
Roncq, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
Paris–Roubaix
Paris–Brussels

Vervaecke was born in Dadizele [nl], Belgium, and died in Roncq, France.

Julien's younger brother, Félicien Vervaecke, was also a successful cyclist.

Major resultsEdit

 
Julien Vervaecke and Maurice Geldhof smoking a cigarette at the 1927 Tour de France.
1927
Tour de France:
Winner stage 16
3rd place overall classification
1928
GP Wolber
Omloop van België
Tour de France:
5th place overall classification
1929
Tour de France:
Winner stage 15
8th place overall classification
1930
Paris–Roubaix
Tour de France:
6th place overall classification
1932
Paris–Brussels
1933
Berchem
Paris–Roubaix
2nd place overall

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