Historic Overview Rik van Looy

Rider

Overall Rank12
NameRik VAN LOOY
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth20-Dec-1933 - Grobbendonk (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Rik van Looy

Henri "Rik" Van Looy (born 20 December 1933 in Grobbendonk) is a Belgian former professional cyclist of the post-war period, nicknamed the King of the Classics or Emperor of Herentals (after the small Belgian town where he lived). He was twice world professional road race champion, and was the first cyclist to win all five 'Monuments': the most prestigious one-day classics – a feat since achieved by just two others (both also Belgians: Roger De Vlaeminck and Eddy Merckx). With 379 road victories he's second to Merckx only. He is ninth on the all-time list of Grand Tour stage winners with thirty-seven victories.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 1960, 1961
Milano - Sanremo 1958
Ronde van Vlaanderen 1959, 1962
Paris - Roubaix 1961, 1962, 1965
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1961
Giro di Lombardia 1959
Gent - Wevelgem 1956, 1957, 1962
La Flèche Wallonne 1968
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969
Paris - Tours 1959, 1967
Paris - Bruxelles 1956, 1958
Vuelta a Valencia 1959
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1956, 1957
Driedaagse van Antwerpen 1956
Sassari - Cagliari 1965
Paris - Luxembourg 1964
Ronde van Nederland 1956, 1957
Tour de France - stages 1963 (4), 1965 (2), 1969 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1959 (4), 1960 (3), 1961 (3), 1962 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (5), 1959 (4), 1964 (1), 1965 (8)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (2), 1961 (2), 1962 (2), 1963 (3), 1966 (1), 1967 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1963 (2), 1964 (1)
Dwars door Vlaanderen - stages 1958 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 1958 (3), 1959 (3)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1957 (1)
Driedaagse van Antwerpen - stages 1954 (1), 1956 (1), 1957 (2), 1958 (1), 1960 (1)
Paris - Luxembourg - stages 1964 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1965 (3), 1966 (1)
Tour du Sud-Est - stages 1965 (1)
G.P. Marvan - stages 1958 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1956 (2), 1957 (3)
Grote Prijs van Nederland - stages 1966 (1)
More results

Seasons

Rik van Looy - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1952 Individual 3 1151
2. 1953 Gitane - Hutchinson 190 219
3. 1954 Gitane - Hutchinson 338 146
4. 1955 Girardengo - Eldorado 157 288
5. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 2116 7
6. 1957 Faema - Guerra 1887 13
7. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 3004 1
8. 1959 Faema - Guerra 2898 1
9. 1960 Faema 2897 2
10. 1961 Faema 3382 2
11. 1962 Flandria - Faema - Clément 2916 2
12. 1963 G.B.C. - Libertas 3053 2
13. 1964 Solo - Superia 1894 12
14. 1965 Solo - Superia 3279 1
15. 1966 Solo - Superia 1568 20
16. 1967 Willem II - Gazelle 1472 19
17. 1968 Willem II - Gazelle 1132 28
18. 1969 Willem II - Gazelle 863 49
19. 1970 Willem II - Gazelle 72 355
Overall: 33121 12