Historic Overview Rik van Looy

Rider

Overall Rank15
NameRik VAN LOOY
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth20-Dec-1933 - Grobbendonk (Antwerpen)
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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
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)
Driedaagse van Antwerpen - stages 1954 (1), 1956 (1), 1957 (2), 1958 (1), 1960 (1)
More results

Seasons

Rik van Looy - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Gitane - Hutchinson 105 290
2. 1954 Gitane - Hutchinson 234 169
3. 1955 Girardengo - Eldorado 151 266
4. 1956 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert 1550 13
5. 1957 Faema - Guerra 1525 16
6. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 2443 3
7. 1959 Faema - Guerra 2600 2
8. 1960 Faema 2577 2
9. 1961 Faema 3203 2
10. 1962 Flandria - Faema - Clément 2769 2
11. 1963 G.B.C. - Libertas 2919 2
12. 1964 Solo - Superia 1507 15
13. 1965 Solo - Superia 2746 2
14. 1966 Solo - Superia 1378 22
15. 1967 Willem II - Gazelle 1454 17
16. 1968 Willem II - Gazelle 1085 24
17. 1969 Willem II - Gazelle 838 47
18. 1970 Willem II - Gazelle 69 326
Overall: 29153 15