Historic Overview Jose Samyn


Overall Rank2224
NameJose SAMYN
Date of birth11-May-1946 - Quiévrechain (Nord Pas de Calais)
Date of death30-Aug-1969 - Zingem-Bel (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Jose Samyn - Scores by Season


1. 1967 Pelforth 681 61
2. 1968 Pelforth - Sauvage - Lejeune 715 54
3. 1969 Bic 404 125
Overall: 1800 2224


José Samyn (11 May 1946 – 28 August 1969) was a French professional road bicycle racer who died during a race in Zingem, Belgium.

Samyn was born in Quiévrain, Belgium to a Belgian mother and French father, he took French nationality in 1964 . As an amateur, he won the 1965 French Military Cycling Championship. In 1967, he won a stage of the Tour de France. The following year, however, a dope test carried out during the Tour proved positive. Samyn was expelled from the race, suspended for one month and fined.

He was the first winner of the GP Fayt-le-Franc, and after his death at Zingem the race was renamed Le Samyn (or Memorial Samyn) in his honor.

source - Wikipedia