Cyclingnews—at the time of his ascendency the only regularly updated online cycling resource—has a nice collection of photos cataloguing Frank Vandenbroucke’s career.
Lacking a photo archive to pull from, I Wordled together this grayscale text cloud from a variety of obits—in depth, brisk, mainstream, and cycling-specific—in an effort to capture a rider whose story was at turns glorious, miserable, mundane, and bizarre.
thoughts on “Frank Vandenbroucke – A Life In Words”
It’s sad what happened to him. He was the great hope of Belgian cycling and he was good in what he did, but personal and drug problems got in the way. It’s too bad he had to go so soon..
And that darned grail-shaped beacon. ,