Gaston Rebry

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Gaston Rebry (1929)

Gaston Rebry (born January 29, 1905 in Rollegem-Kapelle ; † July 3, 1953 in Wevelgem ) was a Belgian cyclist .

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 .

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  1. ^ New Germany (ed.): Täves Friedensfahrt-Lexikon . Berlin 1965, p. 28 .