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Historic Overview Albert van Vlierberghe

Rider

Overall Rank773
NameAlbert VAN VLIERBERGHE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth18-Mar-1942 - Belsele (Oost Vlaanderen)
Date of death20-Dec-1991 - Sint Niklaas (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Albert van Vlierberghe

Albert Van Vlierberghe (18 March 1942 – 20 December 1991) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. Van Vlierberghe won three stages in the Tour de France, and three stages in the Giro d'Italia. He also competed in the team time trial and the team pursuit events at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

In his 1999 book, Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling, the True Story, Belgian sports physiotherapist Willy Voet described an incident involving Van Vlierberghe that occurred during the 1979 Deutschland Tour. Voet, then the soigneur with Van Vlierberghe's team, Flandria, claims that Van Vlierberghe, "a decent Belgian racer but with no taste for the hills," asked Voet to drive him ahead of his fellow racers to avoid a six-mile stretch of hill in the course. Voet claims that Van Vlierberghe slipped back into the race without being detected and went on to place sixth on the stage. Voet used the incident to defend his assertion that for many professional riders at the time, cheating was "a way of life."

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Major Victories

Sassari - Cagliari 1971, 1972
G.P. de Wallonie 1973
Tour de France - stages 1966 (1), 1970 (1), 1971 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1967 (1), 1969 (1), 1972 (1)
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Seasons

Albert van Vlierberghe - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1965 Flandria - Roméo 22 603
2. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 355 134
3. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 114 280
4. 1968 Smith's 140 251
5. 1969 Ferretti 651 76
6. 1970 Ferretti 751 71
7. 1971 Ferretti 1406 21
8. 1972 Ferretti 1059 39
9. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 708 68
10. 1974 Molteni 156 227
11. 1975 Miko - De Gribaldy 182 187
12. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 188 227
13. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 111 277
14. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 182 220
15. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul 4 766
16. 1980 Masta - Cornelo 15 576
Overall: 6044 773