Fred De Bruyne

Full NameFred De Bruyne
BirthdateSeptember 10, 1930
BirthplaceDenderleeuw, Belgium
Death DateMay 4, 1994
Professional Career1950-1959
Best Known ForWinning 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:

1956Winner, Tour of Flanders
1956Winner, Stage 2 of the Tour de France
1956Wearer of the Yellow Jersey for one day in the Tour de France
1957Winner, National Road Race Championship of Belgium
1957Winner, Stage 10 of the Tour de France
1958Winner, Omloop Het Volk
1958Winner, Paris-Tours

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