Historic Overview Stan Ockers

Rider

Overall Rank52
NameStan OCKERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1920 - Borgerhout (Antwerpen)
Date of death01-Oct-1956 - Merksem (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Stan Ockers - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1941 Individual 34 261
2. 1942 Helyett 96 136
3. 1943 Métropole 361 22
4. 1944 Métropole 221 32
5. 1946 Métropole 290 96
6. 1947 Groene Leeuw 708 49
7. 1948 Garin 1364 11
8. 1949 Garin 1280 10
9. 1950 Terrot 1696 6
10. 1951 Terrot 1441 10
11. 1952 Peugeot 2319 3
12. 1953 Peugeot 1494 11
13. 1954 Peugeot 1865 7
14. 1955 Elvé 2957 2
15. 1956 Elvé 2613 2
Overall: 18739 52

Biography

Constant ("Stan") Ockers (3 February 1920, Borgerhout – 1 October 1956, Antwerp) was a Belgian professional racing cyclist.

He was runner-up in the Tour de France in 1950 and 1952, and the best sprinter in that race in 1955 and 1956. In 1955 he won the Classic "Ardennes double" by winning La Flèche Wallonne and the Liège–Bastogne–Liège in the same year. At this time the races were run on successive days as "Le Weekend Ardennais". He also won the World Cycling Championship that year.

Stan Ockers died after crashing during a track race in Antwerp in 1956. A year later a monument was built in Les Forges, Sprimont, in the south of Belgium.

source - Wikipedia