José Beyaert dies

French Olympic gold medalist José Beyaert has died on Saturday, June 11, aged 79. Beyaert won the...

French Olympic gold medalist José Beyaert has died on Saturday, June 11, aged 79. Beyaert won the Road Race and finished third in the Team Time Trial in the 1948 Olympics, and went on to coach the Colombian national team for many years. His other achievements included winning the Tour of Colombia in 1952 and finishing as runner-up in 1953.

Beyaert was born on October 1, 1925 in Lens (Fra), and died in the Western French city of La Rochelle on June 11.

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