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Historic Overview Norbert Callens

Rider

Overall Rank1893
NameNorbert CALLENS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth22-Jun-1924 - Wakken (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death12-Mar-2005 - Loppem (West Vlaanderen)
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Biography

Norbert Callens

Norbert Callens (22 June 1924 in Wakken, West Flanders – 12 March 2005) was 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

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Major Victories

Tour de France - stages 1949 (1)
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Seasons

Norbert Callens - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1943 Individual 1 604
2. 1945 Mercier - Hutchinson 218 77
3. 1946 Mercier - Hutchinson 794 28
4. 1947 Mercier - Hutchinson 599 75
5. 1948 Mercier - Hutchinson 48 552
6. 1949 Mercier - Hutchinson 680 69
7. 1950 Mercier - Hutchinson 242 232
8. 1951 Terrot - Wolber - Hutchinson 182 227
9. 1952 Terrot - Hutchinson - Wolber 41 557
Overall: 2805 1893