Historic Overview Frank Vandenbroucke

Rider

Overall Rank425
NameFrank VANDENBROUCKE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth06-Nov-1974 - Mouscron (Hainaut)
Date of death12-Oct-2009 - Sali-Sen (Thies)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke (6 November 1974 – 12 October 2009), was a Belgian professional road racing cyclist. He was the great hope of Belgian cycling in the 1990s but a remarkable talent which appeared in his adolescence in athletics and then in cycle racing dissipated in a succession of drugs problems, rows with teams, suicide attempts and finally being disowned by the cycling world. His former wife described him as a cocaine addict. However, VDB claimed in an interview with ProCycling's Daniel Friebe three weeks before his death to have made a near-complete recovery from the emotional issues that plagued him throughout his career. Vandenbroucke told Friebe, "I simply realise that the last year and a half have been fantastic for me." Nevertheless, he died of a pulmonary embolism in October 2009.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1999
Omloop Het Volk 1999
Gent - Wevelgem 1998
Paris - Bruxelles 1995
Paris - Nice 1998
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1996
Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 1996
Trofeo Laigueglia 1996
G.P. d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise 1999
G.P. Cholet-Pays de Loire 1995
Rund um Köln 1997
Tour de Luxembourg 1997
Paris - Nice - stages 1998 (2), 1999 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1999 (2)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1999 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1999 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1997 (1)
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Seasons

Frank Vandenbroucke - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Lotto 259 197
2. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 345 141
3. 1996 Mapei - GB 1194 33
4. 1997 Mapei - GB 549 92
5. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 1736 8
6. 1999 Cofidis 2478 2
7. 2000 Cofidis 150 362
8. 2001 Lampre - Daikin 0 1208
9. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 73 597
10. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 614 98
11. 2004 Fassa Bortolo 527 112
12. 2005 MrBookmaker - Sports Tech 14 1054
13. 2006 Unibet.com 0 1556
14. 2007 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo 0 1579
15. 2008 Mitsubishi - Jartazi 0 2689
16. 2009 Cinelli - Down Under 8 1155
Overall: 7947 425