Alfons Schepers

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Alfons Schepers during the "Tour de France" 1933

Alfons Schepers (born August 27, 1907 in Neerlinter , † December 1, 1984 in Tienen ) was a Belgian cyclist .

Alfons Schepers was one of the most successful Belgian racing drivers of the 1930s. He won Liège – Bastogne – Liège three times (1929, 1931 and 1935). In 1930 he took first place in the Tour of Flanders (Independent). The following year he became Belgian road racing champion and runner-up in cyclo-cross racing . In 1932 he won the Paris-Belfort race and took third place at Bordeaux-Paris . In 1933, Schepers won the first edition of Paris – Nice and the Tour of Flanders .

Schepers took part in the Tour de France four times and finished 18th twice, in 1931 and 1933 . In 1931 he was the first to climb the Col d'Aubisque , and in 1933 he was third in the mountain classification. He did not arrive in Paris twice. At the UCI Road World Championships in 1933 in Montlhéry , France , he finished fifth.

After his third win at Liège-Bastogne-Liège , Schepers got depressed and wanted to stop cycling, but was able to motivate himself again. In 1936 he took part in the Vuelta a España , won three stages and finished seventh overall. In 1937 he won the Ronde van Limburg . He then finally ended his cycling career and settled as a fruit grower in Tienen.


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