Alberic Schotte

BornJanuary 17, 1919
BirthplaceKanegem, Belgium
DiedApril 7, 2004
Professional debut1940

Born in Kanegem, Belgium, on January 17, 1919, Alberic Schotte was a professional road cyclist. He had success in both one-day and stage races, earning him the moniker of a versatile athlete.

Schotte turned professional in 1940 and rode for a variety of teams during his career, including Mercier and Faema. He won the Tour of Flanders twice and Paris-Roubaix once, achieving his greatest success in the Classics.

Schotte was renowned for his tenacity and determination. He was an accomplished rider who excelled in a range of terrains and climates. Also, he was a recognized team leader who mentored numerous rookie riders.

Schotte continued to be involved in cycling as a coach and team management after his retirement from the sport in 1959. He also served as president of the Belgian cycling federation for many years.

Away from the bike, Schotte was well-known for his modesty and devotion to his family. He was a beloved figure in the racing world and was admired for his sportsmanship and dedication to riding.

Alberic Schotte’s biggest achievements:

1942Tour of Flanders – 1st place
1948Paris-Roubaix – 1st place
1944Tour of Flanders – 1st place
1950Belgian National Road Race Championships – 1st place
1946Paris-Tours – 1st place
1948Belgian National Road Race Championships – 1st place
1952Paris-Brussels – 1st place

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