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Janus Braspennincx

Full name: Adrianus Jacobus "Janus" Braspennincx
Nickname(s): Den Bras, Ouwe Bras
Gender: Male
Born: March 5, 1903 in Zundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: January 7, 1977 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Janus Braspennincx won his Olympic medal on the track (with the 1928 Dutch pursuit team), but he was also a gifted road racer. He won the Dutch road racing championships (for professionals) in 1930 and 1937, and placed 2nd in the 1927 Tour of Holland. His main success came on the track, competing mainly in six-days events and other races with his partner Jan Pijnenburg. The two formed a perfect duo, "Cannonball" Pijnenburg being the sprinter, while Braspennincx's road experience enabled him to maintain a high pace throughout the race. Braspennincx supposedly amassed more than 500 victories in all kinds of races, including the Six Days of Brussels in 1932. Braspennincx was member of a cycling family, with both his brother (Piet), his son (also named Piet) and cousin (John) being cyclists on a national level.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Netherlands NED 27
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Netherlands NED 9
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 27 5-17:07

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Netherlands NED Final Standings 9 5-17:07

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Netherlands NED Final Standings 2
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Netherlands NED Final Round Match 1/2 2 at fifteen metres
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Cycling Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 5:04.3