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  Georges Ronsse    

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Georges Ronsse was born on March 4, 1906. He died on July 4, 1969.

The Belgian rider twice won the World Championship Road Race. He also won two of the five monuments in cycling. In addition, he stood on the podium of these events numerous times.

Ronsse won the 1928 World Championhship Road Race in front of Herbert Nebe of Germany and Bruno Wolke of Germany.

Ronsse also won the 1929 World Championship Road Race in front of Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg and Alfredo Binda of Italy.

In addition, Ronsse was 3rd in the 1930 World Championship Road Race behind Alfredo Binda and Learco Uerra of Italy.

Ronsse won the 1927 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Joseph Curtel of France and Charles Pelissier of France.

Ronsse was also 2nd three times, in 1928 behind Andre Leducq of France, in 1929 behind Charles Meunier of Belgium, and in 1932 behind Romain Gijssels of Belgium.

In addition, Ronsee won the Leige-Bastogne-Liege Classic in 1925.



Georges Ronsse left, Andre Leducq right. Picture courtesy of www.bikraceinfo.com


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