Historic Overview Eddy Schepers

Rider

Overall Rank419
NameEddy SCHEPERS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth12-Dec-1955 - Tienen (Brabant)
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Eddy Schepers - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 C&A 259 163
2. 1979 Daf Trucks 876 49
3. 1980 Daf Trucks 554 85
4. 1981 Daf Trucks 1221 33
5. 1982 Gis 229 193
6. 1983 Perlav 450 109
7. 1984 Dromedario 377 141
8. 1985 Lotto - Merckx 723 66
9. 1986 Carrera 670 64
10. 1987 Carrera 865 46
11. 1988 Fagor 564 101
12. 1989 Fagor 437 126
13. 1990 Tulip Computers 73 431
Overall: 7298 419

Biography

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