Jean Brankart was born on July 12, 1930.
The Belgian rider stood on the podium three times in the Grand Tour events.
Brankart was 2nd in the 1955 Tour de France behind Louison Bobet of France.
Brankart was also 2nd in the 1958 Giro d’Italia behind Ercole Baldini of Italy.
In addition, Brankart won the Mountains Jersey in the 1958 Giro d'Italia as well.