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Historic Overview Edwig van Hooydonck

Rider

Overall Rank496
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. Van Hooydonck 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. He is the uncle of former professional cyclist Nathan Van Hooydonck.

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

Badges

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Major Victories

Brabantse Pijl 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1990
G.P. de Denain 1989, 1992
G.P. d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise 1991, 1992
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1989
Ronde van Vlaanderen 1989, 1991
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1988
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1992 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1993 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1993 (1)
Tour of Ireland - Nissan Classic - stages 1992 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1988 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1992 (1)
More results

Seasons

Edwig van Hooydonck - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1985 Individual 15 722
2. 1986 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 33 604
3. 1987 SuperConfex - Kwantum Hallen - Yoko 830 55
4. 1988 SuperConfex - Yoko 1015 43
5. 1989 Superconfex - Yoko 1279 26
6. 1990 Buckler 750 75
7. 1991 Buckler 1678 13
8. 1992 Buckler 988 40
9. 1993 WordPerfect 678 72
10. 1994 WordPerfect 330 170
11. 1995 Novell Software 394 131
12. 1996 Rabobank 160 281
Overall: 8150 496