Historic Overview Edwig van Hooydonck

Rider

Overall Rank459
NameEdwig VAN HOOYDONCK
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth04-Aug-1966 - Ekeren (Antwerpen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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

Major Victories

Ronde van Vlaanderen 1989, 1991
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1988
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1990
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1989
Vuelta a España - stages 1992 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1988 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1993 (1)
More results

Seasons

Edwig van Hooydonck - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 6 675
2. 1987 SuperConfex - Kwantum Hallen - Yoko 703 66
3. 1988 SuperConfex - Yoko 910 43
4. 1989 Superconfex - Yoko 1209 23
5. 1990 Buckler 670 75
6. 1991 Buckler 1553 12
7. 1992 Buckler 883 46
8. 1993 WordPerfect 589 76
9. 1994 WordPerfect 272 187
10. 1995 Novell Software 352 134
11. 1996 Rabobank 139 274
Overall: 7286 459