A belated happy birthday to Gaston Rebry, who was born on January 29, 1905 and died on July 3, 1953.
The Belgian rider is best remembered for having won the prestigious Paris-Roubaix Classic in 1931 ahead of Charles Pelissier of France and Emile Decroix of Belgium, followed by two subsequent victories in 1934 and 1935 where he finished ahead Jef Wauters and Frans Bondueld of both Belgium and Andre Leduc of France and Jean Aerts of Belgium respectively.
In addition, Rebry also won the Tour of Flanders Classic in 1934, beating follow Belgians Alphonse Schepers and Félicien Vervaecke, making him three of only nine riders to win both the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix in the same year.
Other notable accomplishments include, winning the 1934 Paris-Nice race, along with several stage victories in the Tour de France during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.
His son, Gaston Rebry (1933–2007), was also a pro cyclist during the 1950s, but later moved to Canada in 1954 where he became an accomplished landscape painter.
Gelukkige verjaardag Gaston!
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