Historic Overview Fons de Wolf

Rider

Overall Rank187
NameFons DE WOLF
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth22-Jun-1956 - Willebroek (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Fons de Wolf - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 IJsboerke 7 504
2. 1979 Boule d'Or 1637 18
3. 1980 Boule d'Or 2008 11
4. 1981 Vermeer 3122 2
5. 1982 Vermeer 1484 17
6. 1983 Bianchi 861 50
7. 1984 Europ Decor 441 109
8. 1985 Fagor 311 167
9. 1986 Skala 428 119
10. 1987 AD Renting 71 432
11. 1988 AD Renting 495 115
12. 1989 AD Renting 57 488
13. 1990 Tulip 5 790
Overall: 10927 187

Biography

Alfons ("Fons") De Wolf (born 22 June 1956 in Willebroek) is a retired Belgian road race cyclist, a professional from 1979 to 1990. He represented his country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

He was forecast, with Daniel Willems, to be the successor to Eddy Merckx. De Wolf seemed to fulfill that promise by winning the 1980 Giro di Lombardia and the 1981 Milan–San Remo, the last and first classic of the season. He almost won the 1982 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, beaten by Italian Silvano Contini in the final sprint.

After winning a stage in the 1984 Tour de France, his career faded. He helped his teammate Eddy Planckaert win the green jersey in the 1988 Tour de France. He ended his career in 1990.

He now helps his wife in her funeral parlour in Dworp, in the south of Brussels.

Although he won the Omloop Het Volk two times, De Wolf was an atypical Flemish cyclist, preferring Italian races such as Milan–San Remo to Paris–Roubaix, Gent–Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders. He was at ease in hilly races, though he was not an impressive climber.

He complained that he was seen as a 'new Eddy Merckx', that the public had expected too much.

source - Wikipedia