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Willy Falck Hansen
Birth: Apr. 4, 1906, Denmark
Death: Mar. 18, 1978, Denmark

Track Cycling Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist. He made his debut in 1923 at the age of 17 and immediately won the Danish and Nordic amateur championships in sprint, repeating his success in 1926, 1927 and 1928. At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris he won silver in the 2000 metres tandem race together with Edmund Hansen, and at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928 he won gold in 1000 metres time trial and bronze in sprint. The same year he won the world championship in sprint in Budapest. Again in 1931 he became world champion, this time as a professional. From 1934 to the end of his career in 1943 he was the unrivalled sprinter in Denmark and won the championship each year. In the years prior to WWII he participated in several six-day races winning in Copenhagen in 1934 with German partner Victor Rausch. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
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Faarevejle Church
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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Willy Falck Hansen
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Willy Falck Hansen
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Willy Falck Hansen
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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