Historic Overview Edwig van Hooydonck

Rider

Overall Rank409
NameEdwig VAN HOOYDONCK
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth04-Aug-1966 - Ekeren (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Edwig van Hooydonck - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Kwantum 6 667
2. 1987 SuperConfex 737 63
3. 1988 SuperConfex 921 43
4. 1989 SuperConfex 1234 23
5. 1990 Buckler 673 75
6. 1991 Buckler 1555 12
7. 1992 Buckler 900 45
8. 1993 WordPerfect 616 76
9. 1994 WordPerfect 276 186
10. 1995 Novell Software 372 134
11. 1996 Rabobank 142 274
Overall: 7432 409

Biography

Edwig Van Hooydonck (born 4 August 1966 in Ekeren) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. He won the prestigious Tour of Flanders twice and Brabantse Pijl four times. He retired from professional cycling because he felt he could no longer compete with other cyclists, who were at the time starting to dope themselves, without himself cheating too. At this time Erythropoietin (EPO) was becoming a widely used doping agent in the sport.

One minor innovation in cycling credited to Van Hooydonk are three quarter length bibshorts. After he had aggravated a knee problem during the 1989 Tour of Flanders, he had cycling shorts made that stretched below the knee, as an alternative to bandaging the knee.

source - Wikipedia