Monday, 24 March 2014

Daily Cycling Facts 24.03.2014

Kwok Ho Ting
(image credit: Nicola CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pierre Harvey, born in Rimouski, Quebec on this day in 1954, became the first male Canadian athlete to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 1984 when he represented his country in cycling and cross-country skiing.

On this day in 2011, Kwok Ho Ting scored a surprise victory in the 15km Scratch Race at the Appeldoorn World Track Championships despite not preparing for the race and competing against a very strong field.

Other cyclists born on this day: Klaas Lodewyck (Belgium, 1988); Leopold Heuvelmans (Belgium, 1945); Jairo Pérez (Colombia, 1973); Do Eun-Cheol (South Korea, 1963); Stanley Jones (Great Britain, 1888); Rudi Valenta (Austria, 1921); Siegbert Schmeisser (East Germany, 1957); Christopher Dotterweich (USA, 1896, died 1969); Pier Hoekstra (Netherlands, 1947); Thomas Allier (France, 1975); Raphael Kazembe (Malawi, 1947); Masanori Tsuji (Japan, 1946, died 1985); Marcel Thull (Luxembourg, 1951); Walter Freitag (Austria, 1925).

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