Historic Overview Briek Schotte

Rider

Overall Rank91
NameBriek SCHOTTE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth07-Sep-1919 - Kanegem (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death04-Apr-2004 - Kortrijk (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Briek Schotte - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1939 Mercier 37 404
2. 1940 Mercier 229 66
3. 1941 Mercier 140 92
4. 1942 Mercier 585 14
5. 1943 Europe 415 14
6. 1944 Helyett 434 11
7. 1945 Alcyon 544 17
8. 1946 Alcyon 1345 4
9. 1947 Alcyon 1768 6
10. 1948 Alcyon 2776 2
11. 1949 Alcyon 832 28
12. 1950 Alcyon 2045 3
13. 1951 Alcyon 308 124
14. 1952 Alcyon 590 53
15. 1953 Alcyon 482 84
16. 1954 Alcyon 484 81
17. 1955 Alcyon 819 40
18. 1956 Faema 589 66
19. 1957 Peugeot 264 148
20. 1958 Dr. Mann 578 75
21. 1959 Flandria 247 149
Overall: 15511 91

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