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Roger Ilegems

Full name: Roger Ilegems
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (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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