Historic Overview Edwig van Hooydonck

Rider

Overall Rank474
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.

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Badges

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Major Victories

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

Edwig van Hooydonck - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1985 Individual 15 706
2. 1986 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 25 643
3. 1987 SuperConfex - Kwantum Hallen - Yoko 823 55
4. 1988 SuperConfex - Yoko 997 43
5. 1989 Superconfex - Yoko 1260 26
6. 1990 Buckler 737 75
7. 1991 Buckler 1648 13
8. 1992 Buckler 971 40
9. 1993 WordPerfect 670 73
10. 1994 WordPerfect 320 173
11. 1995 Novell Software 391 131
12. 1996 Rabobank 158 274
Overall: 8015 474