Historic Overview Briek Schotte

Rider

Overall Rank99
NameBriek SCHOTTE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth07-Sep-1919 - Kanegem (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death04-Apr-2004 - Kortrijk (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Alberic "Briek" Schotte (born Kanegem, West Flanders, 7 September 1919 – died Kortrijk, 4 April 2004) was a Belgian professional road racing cyclist, one of the champions of the 1940s and 1950s. His stamina earned him the nickname "Iron Briek" (IJzeren Briek).

He was world champion in 1948 and 1950, won the last stage of the 1947 Tour de France and finished second in the epic 1948 Tour, behind Gino Bartali. He twice won the Tour of Flanders (1942, 1948), Paris–Tours (1946, 1947) and Paris–Brussels (1946, 1952). He also won the inaugural Challenge Desgrange-Colombo, a season-long competition to identify the world's best road rider, in 1948.

After retirement in 1959, he was a team coach for 30 years, mostly for Flandria . He died on the day of the 2004 Tour of Flanders. The commentators during the race said "God must have been one of Briek's greatest fans".

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Gent - Wevelgem 1950, 1955
World Championships Road Race 1948, 1950
Paris - Tours 1946, 1947
Ronde van Vlaanderen 1942, 1948
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1953, 1955
Paris - Bruxelles 1946, 1952
Challenge "Desgrange-Colombo" 1948
Tour de l'Ouest 1939
Tour de France - stages 1947 (1)
Dwars door Vlaanderen - stages 1946 (1), 1955 (1)
More results

Seasons

Briek Schotte - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1939 Mercier - Hutchinson 38 425
2. 1940 Mercier - Hutchinson 229 68
3. 1941 Mercier - Hutchinson 140 104
4. 1942 Mercier - Hutchinson 585 19
5. 1943 Europe - Dunlop 415 14
6. 1944 A. Trialoux - Wolber 434 12
7. 1945 Alcyon - Dunlop 544 18
8. 1946 Alcyon - Dunlop 1345 5
9. 1947 Groene Leeuw 1756 6
10. 1948 Groene Leeuw 2930 2
11. 1949 Alcyon - Dunlop 836 34
12. 1950 Girardengo 2039 5
13. 1951 Alcyon - Dunlop 308 135
14. 1952 Alcyon - Dunlop 578 55
15. 1953 Alcyon - Dunlop 460 90
16. 1954 Alcyon - Dunlop 484 90
17. 1955 Alcyon - Dunlop 826 47
18. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 565 71
19. 1957 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop 265 163
20. 1958 Libertas - Dr. Mann 579 86
21. 1959 Flandria - Dr. Mann 250 166
Overall: 15606 99