Romain De Loof

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Romain De Loof (born 6 March 1941) is a retired Belgian cyclist. After winning the UCI Motor-paced World Championships in 1962 and 1963 in the amateurs category, he turned professional and won another three medals in 1965–1967, including one gold.[1] He also competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the 4000m team pursuit but failed to reach the final.[2]

Romain De Loof
Peter Post and Romain De Loof 1969.jpg
Peter Post and Romain De Loof (right) in 1969
Personal information
Born (1941-03-06) 6 March 1941 (age 80)
Eeklo, Belgium
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Motor-paced World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Mailand Amateurs
Gold medal – first place 1963 Liege Amateurs
Silver medal – second place 1965 San Sebastian Professionals
Gold medal – first place 1966 Frankfurt Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1967 Amsterdam Professionals

Between 1965 and 1970 he competed in 56 six-day track races, winning in Milan (1965; with Rik Van Steenbergen), Amsterdam and Rotterdam (both 1969; both with Peter Post). After a crash in the race of Gent-Wevelgem in 1970, he suffered a triple fracture of the pelvis and had to pause for a year.[3] He finally retired in 1975 and later acted as the manager of professional cycling teams Ebo-Cinzia en Marc-Zeepcentrale. In February 2010, he received a medal for services to the city of Eeklo.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Romain De Loof. radsportseiten.net
  2. ^ Romain De Loof. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Roger De Maertelaere: Mannen van de Nacht, Eeklo 2000, p. 203.
  4. ^ Romain De Loof krijgt stadsmedaille. eeklo.be (13 February 2010)