Historic Overview Marc Wauters

Rider

Overall Rank676
NameMarc WAUTERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth23-Feb-1969 - Hasselt (Limburg)
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Biography

Marc Wauters

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 teammates 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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Badges

8

Major Victories

Paris - Tours 1999
Tour de Luxembourg 1999
Ronde van Limburg 1994
Tour de France - stages 2001 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1995 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1999 (2)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1996 (1)
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Seasons

Marc Wauters - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1991 Lotto - Super Club 146 331
2. 1992 Lotto 116 366
3. 1993 Lotto 215 227
4. 1994 WordPerfect 186 261
5. 1995 Novell Software 125 315
6. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 156 277
7. 1997 Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass 321 175
8. 1998 Rabobank 320 188
9. 1999 Rabobank 1003 53
10. 2000 Rabobank 997 52
11. 2001 Rabobank 531 129
12. 2002 Rabobank 625 95
13. 2003 Rabobank 681 80
14. 2004 Rabobank 630 98
15. 2005 Rabobank 275 227
16. 2006 Rabobank 143 397
Overall: 6470 676