Historic Overview Fred Debruyne

Rider

Overall Rank170
NameFred DEBRUYNE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth21-Oct-1930 - Berlare (Oost Vlaanderen)
Date of death04-Feb-1994 - Seillans (Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Fred Debruyne

Alfred De Bruyne (21 October 1930 – 4 February 1994) was a Belgian champion cyclist.

He won Milan–San Remo and Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 1956, the Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix and Paris–Tours in 1957, and again Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 1958 and 1959.

He also won the Challenge Desgrange-Colombo competition 3 years running (1956 to 1958). This was the fore-runner of the Super Prestige now in itself replaced by the UCI Ranking Points List.

After his professional cycling career he went on to become a very popular TV sports commentator, a team manager, and finally a spokesman for the Panasonic cycling team.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1956, 1958, 1959
Paris - Tours 1957
Ronde van Vlaanderen 1957
Milano - Sanremo 1956
Challenge "Desgrange-Colombo" 1956, 1957, 1958
Paris - Roubaix 1957
Paris - Nice 1956, 1958
Tour de France - stages 1954 (3), 1956 (3)
Dwars door Vlaanderen - stages 1955 (1)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1957 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1956 (2)

Seasons

Fred Debruyne - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Mercier - Hutchinson 299 129
2. 1954 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1191 16
3. 1955 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1321 15
4. 1956 Mercier 2942 1
5. 1957 Carpano - Coppi 2062 5
6. 1958 Carpano 2305 5
7. 1959 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop 1269 16
8. 1960 Carpano 312 135
9. 1961 Baratti - Milano 61 397
Overall: 11762 170