You Are Here > > > Rudi Ceyssens

Rudi Ceyssens

Full name: Rudi Ceyssens
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: July 19, 1962 in Koersel, Limburg, Belgium
Died: December 20, 2015 in Heusden-Zolder, Limburg, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Biography

A decent amateur on the road and on the track, Rudi Ceyssens qualified for three track events at the 1984 Olympics. His most memorable performance in Los Angeles, where he aided team mate [Roger Ilegems] in winning the gold medal in the points race. Ceyssens never turned professional, and retired after the 1985 season. His best performances were three second places in the Belgian track championships (pursuit and omnium), and a second place in the Belgian military championships on the road. He then worked for a meat products company, later taking over his father's job at German building material company Röben Tonbaustoffe. He died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 53.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Belgium BEL 9
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Belgium BEL 8
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Points Race Belgium BEL 11

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Round One Heat One 2 4:49.53
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Qualifying Round 9 QU 4:51.51
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Qualifying Round Heat Twelve 1 QU 4:51.51

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 4:31.53

Men's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Final Round 11 at 2 laps 16
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Round One Heat Two 9 QU at 1 lap 17
id: 13,872