Maurice Mollin

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Maurice Mollin (born May 6, 1924 in Antwerp , † August 5, 2003 in Deurne ) was a Belgian cyclist .

Mollin was a professional cyclist from 1945 to 1958. He contested the Tour de France in 1947 , where he was second on the stages to Bordeaux and Caen and finished 42nd in the overall standings. In 1948 Mollins achieved greatest career success with the victory in the classic Liège – Bastogne – Liège .

In 1949 further successes in one-day races followed : Mollin finished eighth in the Fleche Wallone and Paris-Brussels , fifth in Gent-Wevelgem and came third in the races Quer durch Flandern and Het Volk - four years later he came second in these races. Mollin took part in the Tour of Spain in 1950 and achieved a second stage rank. The greatest success at the end of his sporting career was fifth place at Paris – Roubaix in 1957.

Maurice Mollin died in 2003 at the age of eighty while on a bicycle tour. His father Bart and uncle Piet Mollin were wrestlers before World War II . Maurice's younger son Ricky and grandson Bart took part in the Winter Olympics as alpine skiers .

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  1. Oud-profrenner Mollin sterft tijdens fietstocht . Gazet van Antwerp. August 8, 2003. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  2. Wielerhelden, Catalogus Expo te Boelaarpark ( Memento of the original from January 4, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Page 31 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /