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Historic Overview Jos Schils

Rider

Overall Rank770
NameJos SCHILS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth04-Sep-1931 - Kersbeek Miskom (Brabant)
Date of death03-Mar-2007 - Asse (Vlaams Brabant)
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Biography

Jozef „jef" Schils (4 September 1931, in Kersbeek-Miskom – 3 March 2007, in Liège) was a Belgian cyclist.

In 1952, at the age of 21, Jozef Schils, who had just become a professional racing cyclist and was still in the army, became Belgian road racing champion. He was nominated for the road world championships in Luxembourg in the same year and finished tenth.

Schils rode as a professional until 1965 and won around 40 Belgian criteria during this time . 1953 was his most successful year, in which he won Paris-Tours and the National Sluitingsprijs . In 1955 he won at Nokere Koerse . His nickname was "little Coppi", because Fausto Coppi had praised him. However, he turned down offers to go to Italy. In 1960, however, he switched to the French team " Mercier ", which was led by Antonin Magne and in which Raymond Poulidor drove. At the end of the season he had a hard crash and again in 1961. In 1965 he ended his career.

Then Jozef Schils opened a café in Koekelberg , later a laundry and a bicycle shop. Jozef Schils was the father of the former professional racing cyclist Patrick Schils and was the grandfather of Dominic Schils, also a racing cyclist of note.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

9

Major Victories

Paris - Tours 1953
Nokere Koerse 1955
Tour de Romandie - stages 1952 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 1958 (1), 1959 (2)
Driedaagse van Antwerpen - stages 1958 (1)
G.P. Marvan - stages 1958 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1958 (1)
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Seasons

Jos Schils - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1950 Individual 36 651
2. 1951 Garin - Wolber 151 260
3. 1952 Garin - Wolber 527 85
4. 1953 Bianchi - Pirelli 507 95
5. 1954 Bianchi - Pirelli 653 70
6. 1955 Girardengo - Eldorado 444 128
7. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 470 109
8. 1957 Faema - Guerra 572 90
9. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 1093 36
10. 1959 Faema - Guerra 325 165
11. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 600 94
12. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 251 220
13. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 198 250
14. 1963 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 75 396
15. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 114 311
16. 1965 Lamot - Libertas 35 514
17. 1966 Libertas 0 1297
Overall: 6051 770