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Alick Bevan

Full name: Alick Bevan
Gender: Male
Born: March 27, 1915 in Wandsworth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 24, 1945 in Heinsfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Fountain Cycling Club,
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Londoner Alick Bevan competed in the road race at the 1936 Olympic despite having never ridden in a massed start race over public roads in his own country. The governing body of British cycling banned such races between 1890 and the end of World War Two. Bevan was in the middle of the leading pack when he was brought down with 100 metres to go and although he avoided being hit by other cyclists he caused a chain reaction which led to a major crash.

In January 1945 Bevan, a lieutenant in the Hampshire regiment of the British Army, was involved in an operation to capture the towns of Putt and Walderath in the Heisberg district of Western Germany. He was fatally wounded by a mine, and was buried across the border in the Netherlands at the military cemetery in the town of Brunssum. The Alick Bevan Plate Meeting at the Crystal Palace circuit in London is contested in his honour.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Cycling Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Standings AC DNF
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