Historic Overview Stan Ockers

Rider

Overall Rank51
NameStan OCKERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1920 - Borgerhout (Antwerpen)
Date of death01-Oct-1956 - Merksem (Antwerpen)
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Stan Ockers - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1941 Individual 34 267
2. 1942 Helyett - Hutchinson 96 147
3. 1943 Métropole - Dunlop 366 22
4. 1944 Métropole - Dunlop 221 32
5. 1945 Métropole - Dunlop 0 627
6. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 290 104
7. 1947 Mondia 705 50
8. 1948 Garin 1367 11
9. 1949 Garin - Wolber 1315 10
10. 1950 Terrot - Wolber - Hutchinson 1744 6
11. 1951 Terrot - Wolber - Hutchinson 1551 8
12. 1952 Peugeot - Dunlop 2296 3
13. 1953 Girardengo - Hutchinson 1631 10
14. 1954 Girardengo - Eldorado 2011 7
15. 1955 Elvé - Peugeot 3018 2
16. 1956 Elvé - Peugeot 2776 2
Overall: 19421 51

Biography

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