Historic Overview Rik van Looy

Rider

Overall Rank14
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
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)

Seasons

Rik van Looy - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 L'Avenir 110 285
2. 1954 L'Avenir 238 162
3. 1955 Van Hauwaert - Maes Pils 153 258
4. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 1614 12
5. 1957 Faema - Guerra 1379 16
6. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 2512 2
7. 1959 Faema - Guerra 2638 2
8. 1960 Faema 2591 2
9. 1961 Faema 3207 2
10. 1962 Flandria - Faema - Clément 2745 2
11. 1963 G.B.C. - Libertas 2897 2
12. 1964 Solo - Superia 1558 15
13. 1965 Solo - Superia 2804 2
14. 1966 Solo 1440 21
15. 1967 Willem II 1498 17
16. 1968 Willem II - Gazelle 1154 24
17. 1969 Willem II 901 47
18. 1970 Willem II - Gazelle 74 321
Overall: 29513 14