Historic Overview Joop Zoetemelk

Rider

Overall Rank3
NameJoop ZOETEMELK
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth03-Dec-1946 - Rijpwetering (Zuid Holland)
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Joop Zoetemelk - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1970 Flandria 2097 10
2. 1971 Flandria 2216 10
3. 1972 Beaulieu 2369 7
4. 1973 Gitane 2735 4
5. 1974 GAN 1212 27
6. 1975 GAN 2742 5
7. 1976 GAN 2905 3
8. 1977 Miko 2222 8
9. 1978 Miko 3008 3
10. 1979 Miko 3675 3
11. 1980 Raleigh 2697 3
12. 1981 Raleigh 1255 29
13. 1982 Coop - Mercier - Mavic 1653 13
14. 1983 Coop - Mercier - Mavic 1494 15
15. 1984 Kwantum 947 36
16. 1985 Kwantum 2094 8
17. 1986 Kwantum 1236 31
18. 1987 SuperConfex 805 52
Overall: 37362 3

Biography

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