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. 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
Österreich-Rundfahrt 1996
Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika 1998
Tour de Wallonie 1998
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)
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 1996 (4), 1997 (3)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 1996 (3), 1998 (2)
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Seasons

Frank Vandenbroucke - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Lotto 265 194
2. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 348 141
3. 1996 Mapei - GB 1208 33
4. 1997 Mapei - GB 615 85
5. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 1570 13
6. 1999 Cofidis 2405 3
7. 2000 Cofidis 141 371
8. 2001 Lampre - Daikin 0 1211
9. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 65 600
10. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 551 114
11. 2004 Fassa Bortolo 490 124
12. 2005 MrBookmaker - Sports Tech 13 1055
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 7 1155
Overall: 7678 459