Eloi Meulenberg - 1937 photo

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Eloi Meulenberg, Belgian, 1912 - 1989

Eloi Meulenberg was a member of an outstanding group of Belgian cyclists in the 1930s. He played a key role in supporting Sylvère Maes' successful (and unsuccessful) Tour de France campaigns, by winning a total of nine stages across the 1936, 1937 and 1938 Tours.

Eloi was also World Road Race Champion in 1937 (using a Super Champion derailleur). His Belgian team mates, Karel Kaers, Jean Aerts and Marcel Kint won the World Road Race Championships in 1934, 1935 and 1938 respectively. They were a powerful crew.

This photo shows an elated Eloi winning the Worlds in 1937. It is one of three images of him on this site, the others are here and here.

Eloi Meulenberg - photo 1938 main image