Historic Overview Wout Wagtmans

Rider

Overall Rank358
NameWout WAGTMANS
Country
  Netherlands
Date of birth10-Nov-1929 - Rucphen (Noord Brabant)
Date of death15-Aug-1994 - Sint Willebrord (Noord Brabant)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Wout Wagtmans

Wouter "Wout" Wagtmans (10 November 1929 – 15 August 1994) was a Dutch road bicycle racer.

Together with Wim van Est he belonged to the generation that brought great popularity to cycling in the Netherlands in the 1950s. In 1947, Wagtmans started as amateur, and two years later he became Dutch champion. In 1950 he was forced to be a professional cyclist, because he was said to take money after a victory. In his first day as a professional cyclist, he entered the Dutch professional championship, and only Gerrit Schulte could keep ahead of him.

After that, he had a glorious career. He entered the Tour de France eight times, and wore the yellow jersey in 1954, 1955 and 1956. He won four stages: in 1953 in Gap he beat Gino Bartali in the final sprint, and ended fifth in the overall standings. Two years later he was the third Dutch winner in Bordeaux. He also won three stages in the Giro d'Italia and several one-day races. He was also successful as a track rider and, together with Wim van Est, in two-up time trials.

Wout Wagtmans was a very popular cyclist, both because of his combativity and his enthusiasm. He received many nicknames, Olijke Woutje, Dik Trom, Zoeloe, de Clown and het Kemphaantje. He ended his cycling career in 1961, and in 1967 he was the leader of the Dutch Tour de France team, centered on Jan Janssen. After that he took over his father's transport company. At the end of the 1980s, he had a serious accident after which he was declared physically disabled. Wagtmans died in 1994, at the age of 64.

Wout Wagtmans was the uncle of another successful cyclist, Rini Wagtmans.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de Romandie 1952
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1957
Tour de France - stages 1953 (2), 1954 (1), 1955 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1954 (2), 1957 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1952 (1), 1956 (1)
Dwars door Vlaanderen - stages 1953 (2)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1957 (1)
Tour d'Algérie - stages 1953 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1952 (1)
Euskal Bizikleta - stages 1954 (1)
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Seasons

Wout Wagtmans - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1949 Individual 43 562
2. 1950 Garin - Wolber 93 421
3. 1951 Garin - Wolber 744 47
4. 1952 Garin - Wolber 1239 21
5. 1953 Garin - Wolber 1441 15
6. 1954 Locomotief - Vredestein 1182 28
7. 1955 Locomotief - Vredestein 1342 20
8. 1956 Locomotief - Vredestein 1162 29
9. 1957 Locomotief - Vredestein 1185 27
10. 1958 Magneet - Vredestein 78 446
11. 1959 Libertas - Eura Drinks 0 1036
12. 1960 W.B.R. - Sinalco 674 84
13. 1961 Vredestein 107 373
Overall: 9290 358