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Roger Ilegems

Full name: Roger Ilegems
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 13, 1962 in Niel, Antwerpen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Roger Ilegems caused a minor upset at the 1984 Olympics by unexpectedly winning the inaugural Olympic points race. By doing so, Ilegems succeeded his coach Patrick Sercu, who had been the last Belgian cyclist to win Olympic gold prior to Ilegems. Ilegems immediately signed with a pro team. After spending some years racing in minor Belgian courses, he competed internationally in 1988. While he rode the Tour de France (did not finish) and the Vuelta a España (113th) that year, and won several minor races, he failed to make a lasting impression. He retired from pro cycling after the 1991 season. In 2008, Ilegems was briefly kept in a coma after failed surgery.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Belgium BEL 8
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Points Race Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 21 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 21 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Final Round 1 --- 37
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Cycling Belgium Round One Heat One 7 QU at 1 lap 9
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