Tuesday 9 October 2012

Daily Cycling Facts 09.10.12

Chanpeng Nontasin, born in Thailand on this day in 1984, won the Individual Time Trial at the Asian Championships and the South-East Asian Games in 2011 -at the latter event, she was also second in the Road Race.

Graham Vines in 1958
Graham Vines, born in London on this day in 1930, became National Road Race Champion in 1955. He rode for Wearwell Cycles from 1954 to 1956, then spent a year as an independent before signing up to Condor n 1958 and 1959.

René Bittinger, born in Villé, France on this day in 1954, won Stage 4 at the Österreich-Rundfahrt in 1976, Stage 1 at the Tour de France in 1979, the General Classification at the Tour de Limousin a year later and Stage 2 at the Critérium International in 1983. He came second at the National Road Race Championship in 1977, was third in the Youth category at the 1978 Tour, then second at La Flèche Wallonne in 1983.

Kalevi Eskelinen, born in Sonkajärvi, Finland on this day in 1945, was National Road Race Champion in 1969, then National Madison Champion with Raimo Nieminen in 1970. He also rode with the victorious Pursuit team at the Nationals in 1970 and 1972.

Other cyclists born on this day: Juan Arango (Colombia, 1986); Musse Yohannes (Ethiopia, 1958); Eric Heulot (France, 1962); Stanislav Svoboda (Czechoslovakia, 1930); Willie Beck (USA, 1899, died 1955); Rajmund Zieliński (Poland, 1940); Roberto Menéndez (Cuba, 1949).

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