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John Wilson, born on this day in 187, was a Scottish cyclist who shared fourth place in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics Team Time Trial (the Scottish team competed separately from the English team) and came 16th in the Individual Team Trial the same year - the first time that cycling time trials had featured in the Games. He died on November the 24th, 1957.
|The "grudge matches" against|
Hansen (see text) were not the
only double act in Michard's
career - due to his tiny stature,
he was frequently pit against
"Big" Piet Moeskops in
crowd-pleasing special races
Today is also the birthday of the French cycling twins, Jean-Jacques and Jean-Marc Rebière, born in 1952 at Bègles, Gironde. Jean-Jacques represented his country in the 4000m Individual and Team Pursuit events at the 1976 Olympics, Jean-Marc in the 4000m Team Pursuit at 1980 Olympics with neither brother taling home any medals.
Kieron McQuaid, who rode for Ireland in the Individual Road Race and 100km Team Time Trial at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, was born on this day in 1950. He's the younger brother of UCI boss Pat.
Other cyclists born on this day: Daniel Yuste (Spain, 1944); Marcel Delattre (France,1939); Tomás Margalef (Uruguay, 1977); Ludovic Dubau (France, 1973); Gervais Rioux (Canada, 1960); Kurt vid Stein (Denmark, 1935); Jaime Huélamo (Spain, 1948)