Historic Overview Frank Vandenbroucke

Rider

Overall Rank413
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. He is known to have had numerous drug and family problems, and to have attempted suicide. 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
GP Ouest France - Plouay 1996
Paris - Bruxelles 1995
Paris - Nice 1998
Paris - Nice - stages 1998 (2), 1999 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1999 (2)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1999 (1)

Seasons

Frank Vandenbroucke - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Lotto 247 207
2. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 333 155
3. 1996 Mapei - GB 1168 34
4. 1997 Mapei - GB 536 92
5. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 1670 8
6. 1999 Cofidis 2398 3
7. 2000 Cofidis 146 362
8. 2001 Lampre - Daikin 0 1210
9. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 71 595
10. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 596 98
11. 2004 MrBookmaker.com - Palmans 511 110
12. 2005 MrBookmaker - Sports Tech 14 1054
13. 2006 Unibet.com 0 1556
14. 2007 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo 0 1586
15. 2008 Mitsubishi - Jartazi 0 1575
16. 2009 Cinelli - Down Under 8 1141
Overall: 7698 413