Former Belgian pro dies at age 80

Former Belgian rider Marcel Verschueren died Tuesday at the age of 80. He rode professionally from...

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)

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