|Born||October 4, 1906|
|Died||December 5, 1969 (aged 63)|
Born in Ledegem, Belgium, on October 4, 1906, Georges Ronsse was a Belgian competitive road cyclist. He was a versatile cyclist who excelled in both one-day classics and stage races.
Ronsse turned professional in 1927 and rode for a variety of teams throughout the course of his career, including Alcyon, Helyett, and Dilecta. In 1928, he won the Belgian national championship for road racing, which was his first major victory.
Ronsse’s greatest achievements occurred in the early 1930s, when he won Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, among other notable one-day events. In addition to his success in stage races, he placed in the top ten of the Tour de France three times and won the Critérium International in 1932.
Ronsse was renowned for his tenacity and ability to excel in challenging circumstances. Due to heavy rain and mud, the 1933 edition of Paris-Roubaix was one of the most difficult. He won the race. Ronsse also won the Tour of Flanders twice, in 1933 and 1934, and is one of a select few cyclists to have won both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders in the same year.
Ronsse stayed interested in cycling and served as a team manager for a number of years after his retirement in 1943. On December 5, 1969, he passed away at age 63.
Georges Ronsse’s biggest achievements:
|1928||Belgian national road race championship – 1st place|
|1930||Paris-Tours – 1st place|
|1933||Paris-Roubaix – 1st place|
|1933||Tour of Flanders – 1st place|
|1934||Tour of Flanders – 1st place|
|1932||Critérium International – 1st place|
|1931||Paris-Brussels – 1st place|