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André Noyelle

Full name: André Alfons Noyelle
Gender: Male
Born: November 29, 1931 in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: February 4, 2003 in Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)


Despite the country's rich road racing history, André Noyelle remains the only Belgian cyclist to win the Olympic road race title through 2010. Noyelle had a very successful year in 1952 as, besides the individual gold in Helsinki, he also won the team gold, the Belgian military title and silver in the World Amateur Championships. He joined the ranks of professional cyclists the next year, and continued to race through 1966. While he occasionally finished with the top in semi-classics, Noyelle was mostly successful in kermesses in Belgium. Noyelle raced for money through 1965, winning a number of minor races, including the 1957 and 1961 Roubaix-Cassel-Roubaix, the 1959 Grand Prix de Fourmies, the 1960 Tour de Suisse Orientale, the 1962 Championnat de Flandre Occidentale, the 1964 Grand Prix de Pino-Cerami, and the 1965 Circuit des Frontières. Although he rode the Vuelta a España in 1956, without finishing, he never quite made the highest levels of the sport, never riding in the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, or the World Professional Championships. After his career, Noyelle ran a bicycle shop in his native Ieper, and later a pub called "Café Helsinki".


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Belgium BEL 1 Gold
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Belgium Final Standings 1 5-06:03.4

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Belgium BEL Final Standings 1 5-06:03.4
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