Historic Overview Marc Wauters

Rider

Overall Rank571
NameMarc WAUTERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth23-Feb-1969 - Hasselt (Limburg)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Marc Wauters - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1991 Lotto - Super Club 116 350
2. 1992 Lotto 92 376
3. 1993 Lotto - Caloi 186 243
4. 1994 WordPerfect 166 268
5. 1995 Novell Software 116 319
6. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 144 271
7. 1997 Lotto - Mobistar 308 168
8. 1998 Rabobank 320 171
9. 1999 Rabobank 957 47
10. 2000 Rabobank 974 44
11. 2001 Rabobank 374 168
12. 2002 Rabobank 618 87
13. 2003 Rabobank 675 71
14. 2004 Rabobank 629 91
15. 2005 Rabobank 291 208
16. 2006 Rabobank 143 370
Overall: 6109 571

Biography

Marc Wauters (born 23 February 1969 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a former Belgian cyclist who was professional from 1991 until 2006. The 2004 Olympian, nicknamed The Soldier was a member of the Rabobank cycling team of the UCI ProTour since 1998 and had to end his career several weeks short because of a broken collarbone which he suffered during a training on 20 September 2006.

Wauters participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where he took part in both the road race and the time trial without any success. In his early career, between 1991 and 1996 he won several of the smaller road races in The Netherlands and Belgium he was cycling in. The only exception to this was his win in the 5th stage of the 1995 Vuelta a AndalucĂ­a.

In 1997 and 1998 Wauters didn't win a single race, although he became 7th at the World Cycling Championships 1998, his highest position in this event during his career. From 1999 on after winning the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx he started achieving wins again. In this year he also won Paris–Tours, 2 stages in the Tour de Luxembourg plus the overall ranking and the overall classification in the Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt. Trying to defend his title in Rheinland-Pfalz he won 3rd stage in 2000. At the end of the tour he had defended his title successively. He won the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx for the second time in his career in 2001. Wauters was known as a worker in the peloton and didn't win much, but helped his team mates achieving decent results. Meanwhile, he developed himself into one of Belgium's best time trial specialists, winning the Belgium championships in 2002, 2003 and 2005. At the 2004 World Championships he finished on a 7th position.

On 15 October 2006 a memorial race was held in Zolder, Belgium to wave Wauters officially goodbye from the sport.

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