Historic Overview José Samyn


Overall Rank2563
NameJosé SAMYN
Date of birth11-May-1946 - Quiévrechain (Nord Pas de Calais)
Date of death30-Aug-1969 - Zingem-Bel (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking


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



Major Victories

G.P. de Denain 1967
Le Samyn 1968
Paris - Nice - stages 1968 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1967 (1)
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