José Samyn, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


José Samyn

Road bicycle racer

Date of Birth: 11-May-1946

Place of Birth: Quiévrain, Wallonia, Belgium

Date of Death: 28-Aug-1969

Profession: sport cyclist

Nationality: Belgium, France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About José Samyn

  • José Samyn (11 May 1946 – 28 August 1969) was a French professional road bicycle racer who died during a race in Zingem, Belgium. Samyn was born in Quiévrain, Belgium to a Belgian mother and French father, he took French nationality in 1964 .
  • As an amateur, he won the 1965 French Military Cycling Championship.
  • In 1967, he won a stage of the Tour de France.
  • The following year, however, a dope test carried out during the Tour proved positive.
  • Samyn was expelled from the race, suspended for one month and fined. He was the first winner of the GP Fayt-le-Franc, and after his death at Zingem the race was renamed Le Samyn (or Memorial Samyn) in his honor.

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