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Jacobus van Egmond

Jacobus van Egmond

Dutch racing cyclist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Dutch racing cyclist
Countries Netherlands
Occupations Track cyclist Sport cyclist
Gender male
Birth 17 February 1908 (Haarlem)
Death 9 January 1969 (Haarlem)
The details
Biography

Jacobus van Egmond (17 February 1908 – 9 January 1969) was a Dutch track cyclist who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics. He won a gold medal in the sprint and a silver in the 1000 m time trial; he finished fourth in the tandem, together with Bernard Leene.
Van Egmond took up sports after the 1928 Olympics, and first trained in running. He then changed to track cycling and won the national sprint title in 1931 and 1932. At the 1932 Olympics he went flat out in the sprint and time trial, and had no power left for the tandem event. Next year he won the world title in the sprint. He turned professional in 1934, and won the national sprint titles in 1934-36. Beginning in 1938, he ran a grocery store and then a self-service laundry. In 1954 he opened Café van Egmond, which was later managed by his son Paul, who was a professional football player.

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