Former Belgian rider Marcel Verschueren died Tuesday at the age of 80. He rode professionally from 1947 to 1953 for such teams as Elve and Peugeot-Dunlop, but also as an independent rider.
Verschueren finished 15th overall in the Tour de France in 1950 and 18th a year later. He was a small climber who claimed wins in such races as Bruxelles-Liège and Bruxelles-Saint Hubert. He also won a stage in the Dauphiné Libéré in 1948. (SW)