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Historic Overview Frank Vandenbroucke

Rider

Overall Rank459
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. After showing promise in track and field in his adolescence, Vandenbroucke took to cycle racing in the late 1980s and developed in to one of the great hopes for Belgian cycling in the 1990s, with a string of victories that included Liege-Baston-Liege, Grand Tour stages and Omloop Het Volk. This early success dissipated however in a series of drug problems, rows with teams and suicide attempts. Despite repeated attempts to continue his career with a string of different teams from 2000-2008, Vandenbroucke's drug use and unpredictability eventually led to his estrangement from the cycling world. Although Vandenbroucke claimed in an interview in 2009 to have recovered his mental health, he died of a pulmonary embolism in October 2009 at the age of 34.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1999
Paris - Nice 1998
Gent - Wevelgem 1998
Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 1999
Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 1996
Trofeo Laigueglia 1996
Paris - Bruxelles 1995
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1996
G.P. d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise 1999
G.P. Cholet-Pays de Loire 1995
Rund um Köln 1997
Tour de Luxembourg 1997
Österreich-Rundfahrt 1996
Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika 1998
Tour de Wallonie 1998
Trofeo Matteotti 1997
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 1996
Vuelta a Galicia 1998
Vuelta a España - stages 1999 (2)
Paris - Nice - stages 1998 (2), 1999 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1999 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1999 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1995 (1), 1997 (1)
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 1996 (4), 1997 (3)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 1996 (3), 1998 (2)
Vuelta a Galicia - stages 1998 (1)
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Seasons

Frank Vandenbroucke - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1993 Lotto 0 1595
2. 1994 Lotto 313 182
3. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 382 134
4. 1996 Mapei - GB 1339 28
5. 1997 Mapei - GB 714 71
6. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 1627 12
7. 1999 Cofidis 2434 3
8. 2000 Cofidis 165 361
9. 2001 Lampre - Daikin 0 1675
10. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 75 620
11. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 564 116
12. 2004 MrBookmaker.com - Palmans 531 117
13. 2005 MrBookmaker - Sports Tech 13 1169
14. 2006 Unibet.com 0 2401
15. 2007 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo 0 2451
16. 2008 Mitsubishi - Jartazi 0 3566
17. 2009 Cinelli - Down Under 10 1274
Overall: 8167 459