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Victor Hopkins

Full name: Victor M. Hopkins (Morice-)
Nickname(s): Flicker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: July 19, 1904 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: December 8, 1969 in Nutley, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Davenport Cycling Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Victor Hopkins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to a single mother who gave him up for adoption when he was a one-year-old. The Hopkins family adopted him, but both parents died before he was nine, and Hopkins grew up living in the Davenport (Iowa) Children’s Orphan Home. There, while delivering papers on his bicycle, he was discovered as a cyclist by one of the top riders in Iowa. After competing in the 1924 Olympics, Hopkins signed a contract as a six-day racer in the United States with John Chapman, who controlled professional cycling in the US in the 1920s. In 1926 he won the US Pro Championship despite missing many of the races after breaking his collarbone. He raced in Europe in 1928 and from 1931-33. After his return to the States he continued to compete in six-days in 1933 and 1934 and then retired.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 58
1924 Summer 19 Paris Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA 12

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 19 Paris Cycling United States Final Standings 58 8-29:02.0

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1924 Summer 19 Paris Cycling United States USA Final Standings 12 8-29:02.0
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