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Historic Overview Rik van Linden

Rider

Overall Rank496
NameRik VAN LINDEN
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth28-Jul-1949 - Wilrijk (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Rik Van Linden (born 28 July 1949 in Wilrijk, Antwerp) is a Belgian former road bicycle racer. He won the points classification in the 1975 Tour de France, ahead of Eddy Merckx.

Van Linden also won several stages in all of the three Grand Tours, and the classic cycle race Paris–Tours twice (1971, 1973).

Through his career, he eventually won 359 races, of which 73 as junior cyclist in 1968.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

G.P. Bruno Beghelli / Milano - Vignola 1975, 1976, 1978
Milano - Torino 1977
Paris - Tours 1971, 1973
Giro d'Italia - stages 1973 (2), 1975 (1), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), 1978 (3)
Paris - Nice - stages 1973 (3), 1974 (1), 1980 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1975 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1972 (1), 1976 (1), 1977 (1), 1978 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1972 (1), 1975 (3)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1973 (4)
Vuelta a España - stages 1974 (2)
More results

Seasons

Rik van Linden - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1969 Individual 5 892
2. 1971 Hertekamp - Magniflex 424 120
3. 1972 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy 870 49
4. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 1462 20
5. 1974 IJsboerke - Colner 1179 32
6. 1975 Bianchi - Campagnolo 1455 23
7. 1976 Bianchi - Campagnolo 792 55
8. 1977 Bianchi - Campagnolo 1077 34
9. 1978 Bianchi - Faema 493 95
10. 1979 Bianchi - Faema 135 264
11. 1980 Daf Trucks - Lejeune 152 266
12. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 55 436
13. 1982 Hoonved - Bottecchia 76 399
14. 1983 Batavus 0 1172
Overall: 8175 496