Marcel Kerff

Marcel Kerff (2 June 1866 – 7 August 1914) was a Belgian cyclist who participated in the 1903 Tour de France, where he finished sixth.

Marcel Kerff
Marcel Kerff.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMarcel Kerff
Born(1866-06-02)2 June 1866
Sint-Martens-Voeren, Belgium
Died7 August 1914(1914-08-07) (aged 48)
Moelingen, Belgium
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
48 hours of Antwerp

At the age of 48, after the German invasion of Belgium at the beginning of the First World War, Kerff was assumed to have been spying on German soldiers and was subsequently hung.[1]

A monument memorializing all Belgian cyclists that died during this war was erected later on in Moelingen near the place where he died.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ *Marcel Kerff at Cycling Archives