Historic Overview Joop Zoetemelk

Rider

Overall Rank4
NameJoop ZOETEMELK
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth03-Dec-1946 - Rijpwetering (Zuid Holland)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Joop Zoetemelk

Hendrik Gerardus Joseph "Joop" Zoetemelk (pronounced [ˈjoːp ˈsutəmɛlk]; born 3 December 1946) is a retired professional racing cyclist from the Netherlands who has emigrated to France. He started, and finished, the Tour de France 16 times – a record. Three other riders have had more than 16 starts, but none has yet matched Zoetemelk's record of completing the event. He won the race in 1980 and also came eighth, fifth, fourth (three times) and second (six times). He was the first rider to wear the Polka Dot Jersey as the King of the Mountains and also won the world professional road championship in 1985 at 38 due to a brilliant attack with the assistance of teammates. He retired from the sport to run a hotel at Meaux, near Paris, France.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Amstel Gold Race 1987
La Flèche Wallonne 1976
Paris - Tours 1977, 1979
Tour de France 1980
Vuelta a España 1979
World Championships Road Race 1985
Tour de Romandie 1974
Tour de France - stages 1973 (2), 1975 (1), 1976 (3), 1978 (1), 1979 (1), 1980 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1971 (1), 1979 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1974 (1), 1980 (1)

Seasons

Joop Zoetemelk - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1970 Flandria - Mars 2097 12
2. 1971 Flandria - Mars 2216 10
3. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 2369 7
4. 1973 Gitane 2735 6
5. 1974 GAN 1212 29
6. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2742 5
7. 1976 GAN 2905 3
8. 1977 Miko 2222 8
9. 1978 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 3008 3
10. 1979 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel 3675 4
11. 1980 TI - Raleigh - Creda 2697 3
12. 1981 TI-Raleigh - Creda 1255 30
13. 1982 Coop - Mercier - Mavic 1653 13
14. 1983 Coop - Mercier - Mavic 1494 15
15. 1984 Kwantum 947 38
16. 1985 Kwantum 2094 9
17. 1986 Kwantum 1236 32
18. 1987 SuperConfex - Kwantum Hallen - Yoko 805 52
Overall: 37362 4