Sjefke Janssen

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Sjefke Janssen
Sjefke Janssen (left) together with Jan Nolten (right)
Personal information
Full nameSjefke Janssen
Born(1919-10-28)28 October 1919
Elsloo, the Netherlands
Died3 December 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 95)
Elsloo, the Netherlands
Team information
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Road bicycle racing
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1947 Reims Elite Men's Road Race

Sjefke Janssen (October 28, 1919 – December 3, 2014) was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. He was known for his bronze medal in the Elite race of the 1947 UCI Road World Championships.

Janssen was a professional cyclist from 1946 through 1954.[1] After retiring, he became a cycling team-manager and owned a bicycle shop in Elsloo.[2]

He was born and died in Elsloo.[3] At the time of his death, Janssen was the oldest living Dutch Tour de France racer.[2]

He was the father of Dutch Olympic team dressage coach Sjef Janssen.

Palmarès[change | change source]

 Netherlands Independent Road Race Champion
1946 - Bloc Centauro
1947 - Magneet
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship
3 World Road Race Championship
32nd, Tour de France
1948 - Magneet, Garin-Wolber
36th, Tour de France
1949 - Magneet
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship
5th, Tour de Luxembourg
1950 - RIH, Terrot, Magneet
1st, Stage 2, Saarland Rundfahrt
3rd, National Road Race Championship
1951 - Ceylon, Prisma
1952 - Express, Venz
1953 - Locomotief
8th, Züri-Metzgete
1954 - Locomotief

References[change | change source]

  1. Oud-wielrenner Sjef Janssen overleden - AD (in Dutch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oud-renner Sjef Janssen (95) overleden Archived 2014-12-08 at the Wayback Machine - KNWU (Dutch cycling association) (in Dutch)
  3. "Oud-wielrenner 'Sjefke' Janssen (95) overleden" (in Dutch). NOS. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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