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Sjefke Janssen
Sjefke Janssen (left) together with Jan Nolten (right)
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Full name Sjefke Janssen
Born (1919-10-28)28 October 1919
Elsloo, the Netherlands
Died 3 December 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 95)
Elsloo, the Netherlands
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Role Rider

Sjefke Janssen (October 28, 1919 – December 3, 2014) was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. He was known for his bronze medal in the Elite race of the 1947 UCI Road World Championships.

Janssen was a professional cyclist from 1946 through 1954. After retiring, he became a cycling team-manager and owned a bicycle shop in Elsloo.

He was born and died in Elsloo. At the time of his death, Janssen was the oldest living Dutch Tour de France racer.

He was the father of Dutch Olympic team dressage coach Sjef Janssen.


 Netherlands Independent Road Race Champion
1946 - Bloc Centauro
1947 - Magneet
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship
3 World Road Race Championship
32nd, Tour de France
1948 - Magneet, Garin-Wolber
36th, Tour de France
1949 - Magneet
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship
5th, Tour de Luxembourg
1950 - RIH, Terrot, Magneet
1st, Stage 2, Saarland Rundfahrt
3rd, National Road Race Championship
1951 - Ceylon, Prisma
1952 - Express, Venz
1953 - Locomotief
8th, Züri-Metzgete
1954 - Locomotief

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