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Historic Overview Claude Criquielion

Rider

Overall Rank54
NameClaude CRIQUIELION
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth11-Jan-1957 - Lessines (Hainaut)
Date of death18-Feb-2015 - Aalst (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Claude Criquielion

Claude Criquielion (11 January 1957 – 18 February 2015) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who raced between 1979 and 1990. In 1984, Criquielion became the world road race champion in Barcelona, Spain on a gruelling course. He had five top-ten finishes in the Tour de France.

Criquielion was well placed to win a medal in the 1988 world road race championship in Belgium. However, he crashed in sight of the line when another competitor, Steve Bauer of Canada, clashed with him. The third rider, Maurizio Fondriest, went on to win. Bauer was disqualified and Criquielion sued Bauer for assault, asking for $1.5 million in damages in a case that lasted more than three years before the judge ruled in Bauer's favor.

At the national championship race in 1985, he tested positive for Pervitin, but received no repercussions. The head of the laboratory at Ghent University, which had administered the analysis, subsequently resigned his post in the Medical Commission of the Belgian Cycling Association (KBWB) in protest.

Criquielion was directeur sportif of the Lotto–Adecco team from 2000 to 2004. His son, Mathieu Criquielion, turned professional for the Landbouwkrediet-Colnago team in 2005; Claude Criquielion became the team's manager.

From 2006 until his death Criquielion was an alderman for the liberal MR in Lessines.

During the night of 15–16 February 2015, Criquielion suffered a cerebrovascular accident and he was hospitalized in critical condition. Criquelion died at 9:00 AM on 18 February 2015 in a hospital in Aalst.

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Badges

3 6 3 4 20

Major Victories

Ronde van Vlaanderen 1987
La Flèche Wallonne 1985, 1989
World Championships Road Race 1984
Clasica San Sebastian 1983
Tour de Romandie 1986
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1986, 1988
Le Samyn 1987
Brabantse Pijl 1982
Setmana Catalana 1979
G.P. de Wallonie 1988
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1980 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1980 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1986 (2), 1988 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1984 (1), 1987 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1977 (1)
More results

Seasons

Claude Criquielion - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1976 Individual 2 873
2. 1977 Individual 37 421
3. 1978 Individual 97 312
4. 1979 Kas - Campagnolo 1711 18
5. 1980 Splendor - Admiral 1288 29
6. 1981 Splendor - Wickes Bouwmarkt - Europ Decor 1155 41
7. 1982 Splendor - Wickes Bouwmarkt 1103 37
8. 1983 Splendor - Euro Shop 1188 34
9. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 1958 10
10. 1985 Hitachi - Splendor - Sunair 1835 12
11. 1986 Hitachi - Marc - Splendor 2585 3
12. 1987 Hitachi - Marc 2076 8
13. 1988 Hitachi - Bosal - B.C.E. Snooker 1635 14
14. 1989 Hitachi 1624 13
15. 1990 Lotto - Super Club 1588 19
16. 1991 Lotto - Super Club 852 59
Overall: 20734 54