Historic Overview Briek Schotte

Rider

Overall Rank88
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 38 417
2. 1940 Mercier - Hutchinson 229 66
3. 1941 Mercier - Hutchinson 140 93
4. 1942 Mercier 585 14
5. 1943 Europe - Dunlop 415 14
6. 1944 A. Trialoux - Wolber 434 12
7. 1945 Alcyon - Dunlop 544 18
8. 1946 Alcyon - Dunlop 1345 4
9. 1947 Alcyon - Dunlop 1812 6
10. 1948 Alcyon 2945 2
11. 1949 Alcyon 851 31
12. 1950 Alcyon 2094 3
13. 1951 Alcyon 308 125
14. 1952 Alcyon 611 51
15. 1953 Alcyon 488 86
16. 1954 Alcyon 489 82
17. 1955 Alcyon 838 41
18. 1956 Faema 596 68
19. 1957 Peugeot 269 149
20. 1958 Dr. Mann 591 76
21. 1959 Flandria 253 153
Overall: 15875 88

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