Jules Vanhevel

Jules Vanhevel

Jules Vanhevel, racing for the French brand Wonder
Personal information
Full name Jules Vanhevel
Born (1895-03-10)10 March 1895
Koekelare, Belgium
Died 21 July 1969(1969-07-21) (aged 74)
Oostende, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider

Jules Vanhevel (10 March 1895 in Koekelare 21 July 1969 in Oostende) was a Belgian racing cyclist. He was a professional from 1919 to 1936.


In the literature, his name is often misspelled as "Jules Van Hevel. The cyclist Jules A. Vanhevel should not be confused with Jules K. Vanhevel, the last miller of the East Mill at Gistel, a relative

Jules Vanhevel his first racing bike was a Bercley.

Record as beginner


Record as independent

  • 1st place coast of Circulation
  • 3rd place Grand Prix Brussels
  • 1st place Grand Prix Merkem
  • 1st place Evergem-Oostende Evergem-
  • 1st place Grand Prix Franco-Belge
  • 1st place Prix Karel Verbist

Record in the war / in military service

Jules Vanhevel served as a cyclist in the 1st Artillery Regiment and later in the trench mortars Van Doren of the 1st Army Division. He was injured and was sent to England ill.


Record as a professional

  • 3rd place Tour of Flanders
  • (interruption cycling career in the Army in Germany))
  • (Statement) Tour of Battlefields Strasbourg-Luxembourg-Brussels-Amiens (2nd in the 1st round, 2nd round and 5th in the list in the 3rd round)
  • 3rd place Tour of Belgium (2nd in the 1st round, 3rd in the 3rd round, 2nd in the 4th and 6th in the 5th round trip)
  • 2nd place The Three Sister Cities Bruges Gentbrugge-
  • (discharge from military service)
  • 1st place Championship of Flanders Koolskamp
  • 1st Place Circuit Veurne-Ambacht
  • 1st place at Ichtegem
1921 Team Bianchi Dunlop[1]
1923 Team Cycles M.Buysse-Colonial[2]
1924 Team Wonder-Russel[3]
1925 Team Wonder[4]
1926 Team Ravat-Wonder-Dunlop[5] and team Opel=Pollack[6]
1927 Team Opel ZR-III[7]
  • 1st place Tour of Belgium (1st in the 1st round, 2nd in the 2nd round, 2nd and 3rd in the 3rd round in 4th ride)
  • 1st place Omloop der Vlaamse Regions
  • 2nd place Sachsen-Tour
  • 3rd place Six Days of Leipzig (with Oskar Tietz)
  • 4th place Six Days of Brussels (by Jules Verschelden)
  • 6th place Paris–Roubaix
  • (abandon) World( "But? ... It happened at Km. 80. Ronsse was in the lead. Van Hevel at his wheel. Before them, a harnessing of oxen. One of the animals and turn away again with -tail. Ronsse the lead, running alongside a rake ment. He comes over. Jules follows. At 'the moment he passes, the tail stutters — read carefully, dear reader — from the ox to the brake handle on the handlebar, with the result that Van Hevel as mercilessly as the substance is suddenly thrown. He was hurt, hands and legs, and the whole body. ")" "


In the ancient hostelry 'De Engel' at Ichtegem, of the family Maeckelbergh, one can admire a unique collection of Jules Vanhevel. Robert Maeckelbergh was the caretaker of Jules Vanhevel and married his sister Lea.


Further reading

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