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Historic Overview Marcel Kint

Rider

Overall Rank199
NameMarcel KINT
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth20-Sep-1914 - Zwevegem (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death23-Mar-2002 - Kortrijk (West Vlaanderen)
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Biography

Marcel Kint

Marcel Kint (20 September 1914 – 23 March 2002) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who won 31 races between 1935 and 1951. His finest year was 1938 when he won the World Cycling Championship, three stages of the Tour de France and the season-long competition equivalent to today's UCI ProTour.

He specialized in one-day classic cycle races and won Paris–Roubaix, Gent–Wevelgem, Paris–Brussels. He was the only three-time consecutive winner of La Flèche Wallonne until 2016 when Alejandro Valverde won his third consecutive race and fourth overall.

Kints honours would have been much bigger but at his sporting peak, his career was halted for a few years by World War II.

The outbreak of the war would make Marcel Kint the longest reigning world champion in the history of cycling. Kint would hold the rainbow jersey until 1946: eight years, and it could have been nine. In the final of the 1946 world championship in Zurich, Kint and Swiss rider Hans Knecht were riding to the finish, when Kint was stopped by fanatical home supporters, causing him to finish second.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Bruxelles - Paris 1943
Circuit de Belgique 1940, 1943
Elfstedenronde 1951
Gent - Wevelgem 1949
La Flèche Wallonne 1943, 1944, 1945
Liège - Vichte 1946
Nokere Koerse 1944
Paris - Bruxelles 1938
Paris - Roubaix 1943
Ronde van Limburg 1943
World Championships Road Race 1938
Tour de Belgique - stages 1936 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1936 (1), 1938 (3), 1939 (2)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1935 (1)
More results

Seasons

Marcel Kint - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1934 Individual 23 647
2. 1935 Mercier - Hutchinson 111 308
3. 1936 Mercier - Hutchinson 1693 13
4. 1937 Mercier - Hutchinson 1143 30
5. 1938 Mercier - Hutchinson 3060 1
6. 1939 Mercier - Hutchinson 1568 12
7. 1940 Mercier - Hutchinson 158 102
8. 1941 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 704
9. 1942 Mercier - Hutchinson 4 539
10. 1943 Mercier - Hutchinson 1606 1
11. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 585 6
12. 1945 Mercier - Hutchinson 521 22
13. 1946 Mercier - Hutchinson 688 47
14. 1947 Mercier - Hutchinson 4 1000
15. 1948 Mercier - Hutchinson 239 209
16. 1949 Mercier - Hutchinson 864 43
17. 1950 Girardengo 491 114
18. 1951 Girardengo - Ursus 289 155
Overall: 13047 199