Historic Overview Walter Godefroot

Rider

Overall Rank57
NameWalter GODEFROOT
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth02-Jul-1943 - Gent (Oost Vlaanderen)
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Biography

Walter Godefroot

Walter Godefroot (born 2 July 1943) is a retired Belgian professional road bicycle racer and former directeur sportif of Team Telekom, later known as T-Mobile Team, professional team. He won a bronze medal in the individual road race at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Godefroot was a specialist in one-day classic cycle races, winning the Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1967), Paris–Roubaix (1969), and the Tour of Flanders (1968, 1978). Besides winning the green jersey at the 1970 Tour de France, Godefroot was the first to win the final stage on the Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France.

Godefroot was disqualified three times for doping. On 25 May 2007 Bjarne Riis, winner of the 1996 Tour de France and member of Team Telekom of which Godefroot was coach, admitted using EPO. Riis claims Godefroot turned a blind eye to drug use on the team.

Godefroot stepped down as team manager before the 2006 season. Olaf Ludwig became manager. After the exclusion of Astana–Würth from the 2006 Tour de France, Godefroot returned to the peloton when he became manager of Astana.

In his racing days he was called 'The Bulldog of Flanders'.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Ronde van Vlaanderen 1968, 1978
Paris - Roubaix 1969
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1967
Gent - Wevelgem 1968
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1966, 1968
Rund um den Henninger Turm 1974
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1970, 1974
Bordeaux - Paris 1969, 1976
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1969
Porto - Lisboa 1967
Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1969
Nokere Koerse 1967
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1974
Tour de France - stages 1967 (1), 1968 (2), 1970 (2), 1971 (1), 1972 (1), 1973 (2), 1975 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1970 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1971 (2)
Paris - Nice - stages 1968 (2), 1973 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1969 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1967 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1967 (1), 1968 (1), 1969 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1966 (5)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1968 (2), 1973 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1966 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1974 (1), 1977 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1971 (1)
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Seasons

Walter Godefroot - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Individual 0 1212
2. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 314 165
3. 1966 Wiel's - Gancia - Groene Leeuw 1210 31
4. 1967 Flandria - De Clerck 1756 14
5. 1968 Flandria - De Clerck 2819 5
6. 1969 Flandria - De Clerck - Krüger 1595 16
7. 1970 Salvarani 2582 5
8. 1971 Peugeot - BP - Michelin 1382 21
9. 1972 Peugeot - BP - Michelin 677 78
10. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1819 13
11. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1074 39
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1143 28
13. 1976 IJsboerke - Colnago 1263 28
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 1021 37
15. 1978 IJsboerke - Gios 841 45
16. 1979 IJsboerke - Warncke Eis 465 101
Overall: 19961 57