Historic Overview Norbert Callens

Rider

Overall Rank1815
NameNorbert CALLENS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth22-Jun-1924 - Wakken (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death12-Mar-2005 - Loppem (West Vlaanderen)
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Norbert Callens - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 Mercier 211 73
2. 1946 Mercier 654 28
3. 1947 Mercier 469 82
4. 1948 Mercier 46 426
5. 1949 Mercier 525 72
6. 1950 Mercier 175 233
7. 1951 Terrot 186 181
8. 1952 Terrot 17 578
Overall: 2283 1815

Biography

Norbert Callens (22 June 1924 in Wakken, West Flanders – 12 March 2005) is a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer. He was a professional from 1945 to 1952. His victories include one stage win in the Tour de France and the 1945 edition of the Tour of Belgium. In the 1949 Tour de France, Callens was leading the general classification after he won stage 3, finishing in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Unfortunately for Callens, the truck with the jerseys had broken down and there was no yellow jersey available. The next stage, Callens started with an unofficial yellow jersey, and lost the lead to Jacques Marinelli.

In 1994, the Tour de France had a stage finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer again. Callens was invited there, and finally got his yellow jersey, 45 years late.

source - Wikipedia