|Full Name||Fred De Bruyne|
|Birthdate||September 10, 1930|
|Death Date||May 4, 1994|
|Best Known For||Winning the 1956 Tour of Flanders|
Fred De Bruyne was a Belgian cyclist who was renowned for his persistence and resolve on the road. He was born on September 10, 1930, in Denderleeuw, Belgium. De Bruyne became a professional rider in 1950 and competed until 1959, during which time he earned a reputation as a diligent and tenacious competitor.
De Bruyne was not a prolific winner, but he did amass a handful of noteworthy victories over his career. In 1956, he won the Tour of Flanders, which was his most noteworthy triumph. He is the only cyclist to ever win the race while representing a French team. In 1956, De Bruyne also won two stages of the Tour de France and briefly held the yellow shirt.
De Bruyne was noted for his tenacity and dedication as a strong and determined rider. He had a fiercely competitive mentality and was always willing to risk everything to win. His perseverance and battling spirit earned him the affection and esteem of cycling enthusiasts.
Fred De Bruyne’s Greatest Achievements:
|1956||Winner, Tour of Flanders|
|1956||Winner, Stage 2 of the Tour de France|
|1956||Wearer of the Yellow Jersey for one day in the Tour de France|
|1957||Winner, National Road Race Championship of Belgium|
|1957||Winner, Stage 10 of the Tour de France|
|1958||Winner, Omloop Het Volk|