Historic Overview Walter Godefroot

Rider

Overall Rank41
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

Major Victories

Ronde van Vlaanderen 1968, 1978
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1967
Gent - Wevelgem 1968
Rund um den Henninger Turm 1974
Bordeaux - Paris 1969, 1976
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1966, 1968
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1970, 1974
Paris - Roubaix 1969
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)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1968 (2), 1973 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1967 (1)

Seasons

Walter Godefroot - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 303 152
2. 1966 Wiel's 949 39
3. 1967 Flandria - De Clerck 1782 13
4. 1968 Flandria - De Clerck 2968 5
5. 1969 Flandria - De Clerck - Krüger 1701 13
6. 1970 Salvarani 2750 4
7. 1971 Peugeot 1482 16
8. 1972 Peugeot 712 74
9. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1903 13
10. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1091 36
11. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1143 30
12. 1976 IJsboerke 1215 32
13. 1977 IJsboerke 1078 32
14. 1978 IJsboerke 834 42
15. 1979 IJsboerke - Warncke Eis 500 92
Overall: 20411 41