Historic Overview Stan Ockers

Rider

Overall Rank53
NameStan OCKERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1920 - Borgerhout (Antwerpen)
Date of death01-Oct-1956 - Merksem (Antwerpen)
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Biography

Stan Ockers

Constant ("Stan") Ockers (3 February 1920 in Borgerhout – 1 October 1956 in 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

Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1953, 1955
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1955
World Championships Road Race 1955
Challenge "Desgrange-Colombo" 1955
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1956
Tour de France - stages 1950 (1), 1954 (1), 1956 (1)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1952 (1), 1953 (1), 1956 (5)

Seasons

Stan Ockers - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1941 Individual 34 272
2. 1942 Helyett - Hutchinson 96 150
3. 1943 Métropole - Dunlop 366 22
4. 1944 Métropole - Dunlop 221 32
5. 1945 Métropole - Dunlop 0 629
6. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 290 105
7. 1947 Mondia 699 51
8. 1948 Garin - Wolber 1377 11
9. 1949 Garin - Wolber 1279 10
10. 1950 Terrot - Wolber - Hutchinson 1738 6
11. 1951 Terrot - Wolber - Hutchinson 1551 8
12. 1952 Peugeot - Dunlop 2305 3
13. 1953 Girardengo - Hutchinson 1609 10
14. 1954 Girardengo - Eldorado 2024 7
15. 1955 Elvé - Peugeot 3033 2
16. 1956 Elvé - Peugeot 2789 2
Overall: 19411 53