Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Laramie Wyoming
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I pop into the "Cycling Hall of Fame " site evey now and then. It is interesting to read the bios on some of the past greats in the sport. Today would have been Stan Ockers 87th birthday. I was intrigued because I noted that he died when he was only 36. So I googled around and discovered he was killed while track racing in Antwerp in 1956. More amazing, I discovered that in 1955 he won the FW and LBL not only in the same year, but on the SAME WEEKEND. Now that was one tough dude. He went on to also win the World Championship RR that year. FWIW Ferdi Kubler won "Le Weekend Ardennais" twice (1951/52). The races were only run on the same weekend from 1950-1964.
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