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Daniel Willems

Full name: Daniel Willems
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 16, 1956 in Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: September 2, 2016 in Vorselaar, Antwerpen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Following a successful 1977 season as an amateur, including the national amateur title, Daniel Willems joined professional team IJsboerke. In his first years, he immediately proved himself as a great sprinter, particularly in the one classics, but later proved fit for multi-stage events. In 1982, Willems finished 7th in the Tour de France final classification, having also won two stages, just like in the Tour of 1981. In the 1979 World Championships, Willems came close to winning the Rainbow Jersey, as he led the charge to the finish with less than 2 km to go but crashed into [Knut Knudsen] and had to retire. Willems did win two major classic races, Paris-Tours (1980) and Flèche Wallonne (1981), as well as a host of minor races. His pro career was brief, though, and he retired in 1985 after several uneventful seasons.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Belgium BEL 13

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Cycling Belgium BEL Final Standings 13 2-16:08
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