Historic Overview Eddy Schepers


Overall Rank517
Date of birth12-Dec-1955 - Tienen (Brabant)
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Eddy Schepers

Eddy Schepers (born 12 December 1955) is a Belgian former professional cyclist. He was a professional cyclist from 1978 to 1990 where he rode for many teams including C&A, Carrera and Fagor. He started out in the C&A cycling team of Belgian Eddy Merckx before riding for various teams. He competed in the individual road race event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

In 1986 he rode alongside Irish cyclist Stephen Roche for the first time in the Carrera cycling team and he became a loyal teammate of Roche that year. During the following year, Schepers was instrumental in Roche winning the 1987 Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in supporting him on the road and also against the rest of the team who wanted the Italian Roberto Visentini to win the Giro d'Italia. On the fifth stage of the 1987 Giro d'Italia, Schepers let his breakaway companion Jean-Claude Bagot take the stage win in exchange for team support from Bagot's Fagor team if it was called upon in the future. In spite of working for Roche in the Giro d'Italia, Schepers still managed to place 12th in the general classification. Again in the 1987 edition of the Tour de France, Schepers provided Roche with crucial support while the rest of the team did not. Afterwards Schepers went with Roche to the Fagor team but with Roche past his peak due to chronic knee injury, their association stopped. Schepers spent his last year in the peloton riding for the Belgian team Tulip Computers.

His career victories include the overall of the Tour de l'Avenir stage race in 1977 and the first stage of the 1985 Tour de Romandie.

source - Wikipedia


Major Victories

Tour de Romandie - stages 1985 (1)
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Eddy Schepers - Scores by Season

1. 1978 C&A 264 170
2. 1979 Daf Trucks - Aida 820 55
3. 1980 Daf Trucks 559 88
4. 1981 Daf Trucks - Côte d'Or 1218 34
5. 1982 Gis Gelati - Olmo 221 216
6. 1983 Perlav - Euro Soap 443 121
7. 1984 Dromedario - Alan - Oece - Sidermec 357 154
8. 1985 Lotto - Eddy Merckx 677 75
9. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 729 64
10. 1987 Carrera - Vagabond - Peugeot 864 47
11. 1988 Fagor - MBK 573 102
12. 1989 Fagor - MBK 436 126
13. 1990 Tulip Computers 75 432
Overall: 7236 517