Alphonse Schepers

Alfons Schepers (born 27 August 1907 in Neerlinter; † December 1, 1984 in Tienen ) was a Belgian racing cyclist.

Alfons Schepers was one of the most successful Belgian racing driver of the 1930s. Three times he won Liège -Bastogne -Liège (1929, 1931 and 1935 ). In 1930 he took first place in the Tour of Flanders ( Independent ). The following year, he became Belgian champion in the road race and runners-up in the cross-country race. In 1932 he won the race Paris - Belfort and finished in Bordeaux - Paris in third place. Schepers 1933 won the first edition of Paris - Nice and the Tour of Flanders.

Four times Schepers took part in the Tour de France twice, he finished 18th place in 1931 and 1933. 1931 he reached the first climb to the Col d' Aubisque, 1933, he was third in the mountains classification. Twice he did not arrive in Paris. The UCI Road World Championships 1933 in the French Montlhery he finished fifth.

After his third victory in Liege -Bastogne- Liege Schepers became depressed and wanted to stop the cycling, but was able to motivate yourself again. In 1936 he participated in the Vuelta a España in part, won three stages and finished seventh in the overall standings. In 1937 he won the Ronde van Limburg. He then ended his cycling career and finally settled down as a fruit farmer in Tienen.