Historic Overview Albert van Vlierberghe

Rider

Overall Rank817
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."

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Sassari - Cagliari 1971, 1972
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


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1965 Flandria - Roméo 21 513
2. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 347 123
3. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 114 268
4. 1968 Smith's 122 242
5. 1969 Ferretti 595 79
6. 1970 Ferretti 711 60
7. 1971 Ferretti 1048 36
8. 1972 Ferretti 647 76
9. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 656 69
10. 1974 Molteni 129 233
11. 1975 Miko - De Gribaldy 181 173
12. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 183 208
13. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 102 257
14. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 166 211
15. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul - Sunair 4 557
16. 1980 Masta - Cornelo 11 475
Overall: 5037 817