Michel Vaarten

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Michel Vaarten
Michel Vaarten 2015 (cropped).jpg
Vaarten in 2015
Personal information
Born (1957-01-17) 17 January 1957 (age 62)
Turnhout, Belgium

Michel Vaarten (born 17 January 1957) is a retired track cyclist and road bicycle racer from Belgium. He represented Belgium at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he won silver medal in the 1.000m time trial behind East Germany's Klaus-Jürgen Grünke.[1] Vaarten was a professional from 1979 to 1992. He won 12 national titles, one European title and one world title, mainly in track cycling. Vaarten is currently piloting a Derny bike in many Six Day Cycling events around Europe.

After his competitive career, he served as a pacemaker.[2]

Teams[edit]

  • 1979: Mini Flat-VDB (Belgium)
  • 1980: Eurobouw (Belgium)
  • 1981: Fangio-Sapeco-Mavic (Belgium)
  • 1982: Amko Sport (Netherlands)
  • 1983: Suntour (Belgium)
  • 1984: Fangio-Ecoturbo (Belgium)
  • 1984: Suntour (Belgium)
  • 1985: Unknown
  • 1986: Eurosteiger (Belgium)
  • 1987: Schwinn-Icy Hot (United States)
  • 1988: Wheaties-Schwinn (United States)
  • 1989: Wheaties-Schwinn (United States)
  • 1990: Sakae-3 Rensho (United States)
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1992: Buysse Babyartikelen (Belgium)
  • 1992: Enra (Belgium)
  • 1992: EM (Belgium)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michel Vaarten Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ Dernykoning Michel Vaarten schuwt risico’s. Nieuwsblad (2014-11-19). Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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