René Vermandel

René Vermandel

René Vermandel (23 March 1893 – 20 April 1958) was one of the most successful Belgian road racers of the 1920s. In 1921 he became Belgian champion in cross-country race, in the same year he won both the Tour of Belgium and the Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen). In 1922 again he won the Tour of Belgium. He also won the Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1923 and 1924). In 1922 and 1924 he was the Belgian champion in the road race.

Once, in 1921, he also took part in the Tour de France, but gave up in the third stage. He finished in 2nd place in the 1923 Paris–Roubaix and 4th place in the 1921 Paris–Roubaix.

René Vermandel was nicknamed the “Belgian Lapize”, probably because of his curly hair.

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