Historic Overview Karel Kaers

Rider

Overall Rank2378
NameKarel KAERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Jun-1914 - Vosselaar (Antwerpen)
Date of death20-Dec-1972 - Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Karel Kaers

Karel Kaers (3 June 1914 – 20 December 1972) was a Belgian professional cyclist with 30 wins.

Kaers was born in Vosselaar. In 1934 he became the youngest world road champion, winning in Leipzig at 20. It was the first time he had ridden the race. He also won the Tour of Flanders in 1939, and the Belgian national championship in 1937.

His last race was on the track at Ordrup, near Copenhagen, Denmark, on 9 May 1948. He finished fourth in an omnium competition.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 1934
Ronde van Vlaanderen 1939
Circuit de Paris 1937
Paris - Saint-Etienne - stages 1938 (1)

Seasons

Karel Kaers - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1933 Individual 15 473
2. 1934 Alcyon - Dunlop 573 46
3. 1935 F. Pélissier - Hutchinson 43 403
4. 1936 Bristol 129 245
5. 1937 Bury 134 197
6. 1938 Bury 147 211
7. 1939 Alcyon - Dunlop 569 72
8. 1940 Alcyon - Dunlop 1 404
9. 1941 Individual 61 207
10. 1942 Individual 21 294
11. 1943 Individual 4 435
12. 1944 A. Trialoux - Wolber 0 480
13. 1946 Individual 1 816
14. 1947 Magali 0 1100
Overall: 1698 2378