Historic Overview Rik van Looy

Rider

Overall Rank13
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

Major Victories

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

Seasons

Rik van Looy - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Gitane - Hutchinson 105 313
2. 1954 Gitane - Hutchinson 288 160
3. 1955 Girardengo - Eldorado 149 282
4. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 2047 6
5. 1957 Faema - Guerra 1731 14
6. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 2883 1
7. 1959 Faema - Guerra 2841 1
8. 1960 Faema 2820 2
9. 1961 Faema 3345 2
10. 1962 Flandria - Faema - Clément 2749 2
11. 1963 G.B.C. - Libertas 3006 2
12. 1964 Solo - Superia 1797 12
13. 1965 Solo - Superia 3186 1
14. 1966 Solo - Superia 1507 20
15. 1967 Willem II - Gazelle 1460 18
16. 1968 Willem II - Gazelle 1086 27
17. 1969 Willem II - Gazelle 838 50
18. 1970 Willem II - Gazelle 72 334
Overall: 31910 13