Historic Overview Rudy Dhaenens

Rider

Overall Rank582
NameRudy DHAENENS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth10-Apr-1961 - Deinze (Oost Vlaanderen)
Date of death06-Apr-1998 - Aalst (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Rudy Dhaenens (10 April 1961 – 6 April 1998) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who is most famous for winning the World Cycling Championships in 1990 as a member of the Belgian national team.

Dhaenens excelled several times in the Paris–Roubaix classic race; finishing second in 1986 and third the following year. Dhaenens won the 1990 World Championship Road Race, held in Utsunomiya, Japan, ahead of Dirk De Wolf of Belgium and Gianni Bugno of Italy. In 1992, Dhaenens was forced to stop his career because of heart problems. For a long time, he was in the service of the PDM cycling team, usually as tactical captain. Dhaenens was known for his calm, reserved attitude.

He died in 1998, at the age of 36, from head injuries sustained in a car accident in Aalst while driving to the finish of the Tour of Flanders bicycle race. From 1999 to 2007, the Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens was held in his honour in late March, in Nevele, Belgium.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 1990
Tour de France - stages 1986 (1)
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Seasons

Rudy Dhaenens - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1983 Splendor - Euro Shop 208 233
2. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 592 86
3. 1985 Hitachi - Splendor - Sunair 759 58
4. 1986 Hitachi - Marc - Splendor 681 69
5. 1987 Hitachi - Marc 446 147
6. 1988 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 655 81
7. 1989 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 892 45
8. 1990 PDM - Concorde - Ultima 1733 13
9. 1991 Panasonic - Sportlife 498 112
10. 1992 Panasonic - Sportlife 144 303
Overall: 6608 582