Romain Maes

1912 - 1983

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Romain Maes (pronounced [ʁɔ.mɛ̃ maːs]; 10 August 1913 – 22 February 1983) was a Belgian cyclist who won the 1935 Tour de France after wearing the yellow jersey of leadership from beginning to end. Maes was the 13th child in his family. He started racing when he was 17. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Romain Maes has received more than 22,497 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Romain Maes is the 60th most popular cyclist (down from 46th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Belgian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Romain Maes ranks 60 out of 1,212Before him are Alberto Contador, Tony Rominger, Maurice De Waele, Francesco Moser, Gastone Nencini, and Jean Robic. After him are André Leducq, Jacques Dupont, Roger Pingeon, Fabian Cancellara, Fiorenzo Magni, and Antonin Magne.

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Among people born in 1912, Romain Maes ranks 149Before him are Melita Norwood, Robert Jacobsen, Vladimir Bakarić, Ichiji Otani, Günter Wand, and Andre Norton. After him are Nie Er, Alfred Deller, Luiz Gonzaga, Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Michele Andreolo, and Rudolf Vytlačil. Among people deceased in 1983, Romain Maes ranks 107Before him are Jørgen Juve, Werner Egk, Vladimir Bakarić, Sharof Rashidov, Herman Kahn, and Fritz Machlup. After him are Corrie ten Boom, Michel Micombero, John Williams, Johan Grøttumsbråten, Anthony van Hoboken, and Lina Radke.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Romain Maes ranks 382 out of 899Before him are André Delvaux (1926), René Jacobs (1946), Dirk II, Count of Holland (901), André Cluytens (1905), Wim Mertens (1953), and Diane von Fürstenberg (1946). After him are Gerard de Lairesse (1640), Giaches de Wert (1535), Michiel Sweerts (1618), Richilde, Countess of Hainaut (1100), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), and Joseph Lebeau (1794).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Romain Maes ranks 17Before him are Walter Godefroot (1943), Lucien Buysse (1892), Freddy Maertens (1952), Sylvère Maes (1909), Léon Scieur (1888), and Maurice De Waele (1896). After him are Herman Van Springel (1943), Briek Schotte (1919), Jean Aerts (1907), Paul Deman (1889), Ferdinand Bracke (1939), and Marcel Kint (1914).