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Rudi Ceyssens

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRudi•Ceyssens
Used nameRudi•Ceyssens
Born19 July 1962 in Koersel (BEL)
Died20 December 2015 in Heusden-Zolder (BEL)
Measurements189 cm / 85 kg
NOC Belgium


A decent amateur on the road and on the track, Rudi Ceyssens qualified for three track events at the 1984 Olympics. His most memorable performance in Los Angeles, where he aided team mate Roger Ilegems in winning the gold medal in the points race. Ceyssens never turned professional, and retired after the 1985 season. His best performances were three second places in the Belgian track championships (pursuit and omnium), and a second place in the Belgian military championships on the road. He then worked for a meat products company, later taking over his father’s job at German building material company Röben Tonbaustoffe. He died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 53.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) BEL Rudi Ceyssens
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Belgium 8
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 11