Historic Overview Eddy Schepers

Rider

Overall Rank487
NameEddy SCHEPERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth12-Dec-1955 - Tienen (Brabant)
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Biography

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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Seasons

Eddy Schepers - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 C&A 241 170
2. 1979 Daf Trucks - Aida 815 55
3. 1980 Daf Trucks 529 90
4. 1981 Daf Trucks - Côte d'Or 1192 34
5. 1982 Gis Gelati - Olmo 220 206
6. 1983 Perlav - Euro Soap 437 114
7. 1984 Dromedario - Alan - Oece - Sidermec 352 148
8. 1985 Lotto - Eddy Merckx 672 69
9. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 700 62
10. 1987 Carrera - Vagabond - Peugeot 826 47
11. 1988 Fagor - MBK 558 101
12. 1989 Fagor - MBK 429 126
13. 1990 Tulip Computers 73 432
Overall: 7044 487