Leo Peelen

Dutch racing cyclist

Leopoldus ("Leo") Eduardus Theoduris Peelen (16 July 1968 - 24 March 2017) was a Dutch track cyclist. He won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in the points race. The following year, he captured a bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships. Peelen became six times Dutch champion on the track (Pointsrace in 1983, 1984, 1985 (winter), Individual Pursuit 1986 and Madison 1987 and 1988).

Leo Peelen
Leo Peelen 1988.jpg
Leo Peelen in 1988
Personal information
Born(1968-07-16)16 July 1968
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Died24 March 2017(2017-03-24) (aged 48)
Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportTrack cycling

Peelen died on 24 March 2017 from cardiac arrest in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, aged 48.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Oud-baanwielrenner Peelen (48) onverwachts overleden" [Former track cyclist Peelen (48) unexpectedly passed away]. NU.nl (in Dutch). 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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