Leo Peelen, Dutch track cyclist, Died at 48


Leopoldus Eduardus Theoduris “Leo” Peelen was born on July 16, 1968 and died on March 24, 2017.

He was a Dutch track cyclist.

Peelen won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in the points race.

In the next year, Peelen captured a bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships.

He became six times Dutch champion on the track (Pointsrace in 1983, 1984, 1985 (winter), Individual Pursuit 1986 and Madison 1987 and 1988).

Peelen was the chairman of the organization of the yearly time trial and cycling festival in Beek.

Peelen was one of the 66 riders who participated in the first Alpe d’HuZes when he climbed the Alpe d’Huez six times on 6 June 2006.

Together they fundraised 400 k Euro for the Dutch Cancer Society during that event.

Leo Peelen passed away at 48 years old.