Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jean-Pierre Monsere


Jean-Pierre Monsere was a Belgiam Road Racing Cyclist. He was born in 1948 and died at the young age of 22. His successful professional career ended when he was hit head on by a car, that was driven onto the closed race course of the 1971 Grand Prix de Retie.`Jean-Pierre Monsere was wearing the World Road Racing Champion's Rainbow Jersey and only 22 years old at the time of his death.

His three years of professional racing, 1969 through 1971, he raced on the Flandria Team. 

Jean-Pierre Monsere had many great successes while a professional cyclist. Below are just a few of those:

First in the Giro di Lombardia

First in the Gent Six Days Race

First in the National Championship, Track, Omnium, Elite, Belgium

First in the World Championship, Road, Professionals

First in the World Championship, Track, Madison, Elite, Belgium

Tragically Monsere's seven year old son, Giovanni, was killed in 1976 while riding his bicycle when he collided with a car. The bicycle had been given to him by the cycling champion Freddy Maertens.

Jean-Pierre Monsere wearing the Rainbow Jersey of  World Champion.

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