He started cycling in 1956 and drove his first races in the junior class, in which he was also able to celebrate several successes. Emile Daems was a professional racing driver from 1959 to 1966. The greatest successes of his cycling career were the classic victories at the Lombardy Tour in 1960, at Milan – Sanremo in 1962 and the following year at Paris – Roubaix . He started cycling in 1956. As an amateur, he won the Grand Prix of the German Sportecho in 1957 at the Sachsenring, a race in which a large part of the world's elite of amateurs took part.
In 1960 Daems won the Giro dell'Appennino , the Lombardy Tour and the National Sluitingsprijs . He also won two stages of the Giro d'Italia that year . In 1961 he won the Giro di Sardegna . He competed four times in the Tour de France between 1961 and 1964 , won four stages, three of them in the 1962 Tour , in which he also took second place in the overall standings for the green jersey .
After the end of his active cycling career, Daems opened a restaurant in his birthplace Genval.
- Emile Daems in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Emile Daems in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- Presidium of the Cycling Section of the GDR (ed.): Cycling Week . No. 38/1957 . Berlin, S. 3 .
- Swiss Cycling Association (ed.): SRB calendar 1965 . Grenchen 1965, p. 169 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Belgian cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 4, 1938|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Genval|