Sjefke Janssen

Dutch racing cyclist

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.

Sjefke Janssen
Sjefke Janssen en Jan Nolten.JPG
Sjefke Janssen (left) together with Jan Nolten (right)
Personal information
Full nameSjefke Janssen
Born(1919-10-28)28 October 1919
Elsloo, the Netherlands
Died3 December 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 95)
Elsloo, the Netherlands
Team information
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Road bicycle racing
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1947 Reims Elite Men's Road Race

Janssen was a professional cyclist from 1946 through 1954.[1] After retiring, he became a cycling team-manager and owned a bicycle shop in Elsloo.[2]

He was born and died in Elsloo.[3] At the time of his death, Janssen was the oldest living Dutch Tour de France racer.[2]

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


  Netherlands Independent Road Race Champion
1946 - Bloc Centauro
1947 - Magneet
  Dutch National Road Race Championship
  World Road Race Championship
32nd, Tour de France
1948 - Magneet, Garin-Wolber
36th, Tour de France
1949 - Magneet
  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


  1. Oud-wielrenner Sjef Janssen overleden - AD (in Dutch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oud-renner Sjef Janssen (95) overleden Archived 2014-12-08 at the Wayback Machine - KNWU (Dutch cycling association) (in Dutch)
  3. "Oud-wielrenner 'Sjefke' Janssen (95) overleden" (in Dutch). NOS. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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