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Groene Leeuw (English: Green Lion) was a Belgian professional cycling team that existed from 1945 to 1969.[1][2][3] Its main sponsor was Belgian bicycle manufacturer Groene Leeuw. Among the various co-sponsors was the Belgian beer Wiel's.[4] In the 1960 Vuelta a España, the team finished with the top two placings in the general classification of the 1960 Vuelta a España, with Frans De Mulder first and Armand Desmet second.

Groene Leeuw
Wiel's-Groene Leeuw, Tour de France 1964.jpg
The Wiel's–Groene Leeuw squad of the 1964 Tour de France
Team information
RegisteredBelgium
Founded1945 (1945)
Disbanded1969
DisciplineRoad
BicyclesGroene Leeuw (1945–1967)
Novy (1968–1969)
Key personnel
General managerArthur Decabooter (1968–1969)
Team name history
1945–1953
1954
1955–1957
1958
1959–1960
1961
1962–1965
1966
1967
1967
1968–1969
Groene Leeuw
Groene Leeuw–Huret
Groene Leeuw
Groene Leeuw–Leopold
Groene Leeuw–Sinalco–SAS
Groene Leeuw–SAS–Sinalco
Wiel's–Groene Leeuw
Wiel's–Gancia-Groene Leeuw
Groene Leeuw–Tibetan–Pull Over Centrale
Tibetan–Pull Over Centrale
Pull Over Centrale–Novy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Groene Leeuw (1945)" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Pull Over Centrale - Novy (1969)" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Groene Leeuw". Wielersportboeken. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ "A directory of pro cycling team sponsors, old and new". BikeRaceInfo. McGann Publishing. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Groene Leeuw (cycling team) at Wikimedia Commons