Gaston Rebry was a professional cyclist from 1923 to 1939. In 1934 he was the third cyclist in history (after Heiri Suter in 1923 and Romain Gijssels in 1932), who won Paris – Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders in the same year , and he also won Paris - Nice . Overall, he won Paris-Roubaix three times, in 1931, 1934 and 1935. Between 1927 and 1934 Rebry competed seven times in the Tour de France and won a total of four stages. He did not arrive in Paris twice and was placed in the top 20 five times. In 1929 he finished tenth, in 1931 fourth place in the overall ranking.
After the end of his cycling career, Gaston Rebry opened a café in Wevelgem called "Paris-Roubaix". He died of a heart attack at the age of 48. After his death, his family immigrated to Canada. His son, Gaston Rebry junior (1933–2007), who had also been a cyclist (he competed in the International Peace Tour in 1953 ), became a well-known painter there .
- Gaston Rebry in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Gaston Rebry in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- New Germany (ed.): Täves Friedensfahrt-Lexikon . Berlin 1965, p. 28 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Belgian cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 29, 1905|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rollegem Chapel|
|DATE OF DEATH||3rd July 1953|
|Place of death||Wevelgem|