Historic Overview Johan van der Velde
Johan van der Velde (born 12 December 1956 in Rijsbergen, North Brabant) is a former Dutch cyclist. In the 1980 Tour de France he won the young rider classification, also placing 12th in the general classification that year. He had been a racing cyclist for only a year. In the 1981 Tour de France he took first place on the second and 21st stages, finishing 12th overall for the second year. He rode with TI–Raleigh in the Tour de France from 1979 to 1983, and Panasonic in 1986.