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Romain Gijssels
Personal information
Full name Romain Gijssels
Date of birth March 10, 1907(1907-03-10)
Date of death March 31, 1978 (aged 71)
Country  Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)1
1930–1934
1935
1936
Dilecta
Dilecta and JB Louvet
Dilecta
Major wins
Ronde van Vlaanderen (2x)
Paris-Roubaix
Infobox last updated on:
June 11, 2008

1 Team names given are those prevailing
at time of rider beginning association with that team.

Romain Gijssels (Denderwindeke, 10 March 1907 - Paris, 31 March 1978) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer between 1930 and 1936.

In 1932, Gijssels won both the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix in the same season, which (up to 2006) has only been accomplished by nine riders.

Major achievements

1931
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Grand Prix Wolber
2nd, Bordeaux-Paris
3rd, Paris-Brussels
1932
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Paris-Roubaix
Bordeaux-Paris
1933
Marseille-Lyon
St Niklaas
2nd, Critérium des As
3rd, Ronde van Vlaanderen
3rd, Bordeaux-Paris
1934
Paris-Belfort
2nd, Paris-Tours
32nd, Tour de France
1935
3rd, Critérium des As
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gaston Rebry
Winner of Paris-Roubaix
1932
Succeeded by
Sylvère Maes

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