Historic Overview Jan Hugens

Rider

Overall Rank2751
NameJan HUGENS
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth22-Mar-1939 - Heerlen (Limburg)
Date of death12-Mar-2011 - Amstenrade (Limburg)
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Jan Hugens - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1960 Locomotief 5 685
2. 1961 Locomotief 42 435
3. 1962 Hör Zu 395 112
4. 1963 St. Raphael 64 341
5. 1964 Televizier 40 407
6. 1965 Torpedo 475 94
7. 1966 Ford 254 159
8. 1967 Romeo 21 430
9. 1968 Willem II 2 608
Overall: 1298 2751

Biography

Johannes Joseph "Jan" Hugens (22 March 1939 – 12 March 2011) was a Dutch road cyclist who was active between 1958 and 1968. He won individual stages of the Olympia's Tour in 1958 and 1959 and finished second overall in the Tour of Yugoslavia in 1958. Two years later he qualified for two events at the 1960 Summer Olympics and finished 38th in the individual road race and 4th in the 100 km team time trial. The same year he turned professional, but raced without a team until 1962 when he won two stages of the Tour de l'Avenir. In 1966 he was close to winning the Amstel Gold Race, but finished third after his chain derailed when switching gears near the finish line. He was selected for the Tour de France several times, but every time had to withdraw due to injuries.

After retiring from competitions he worked in road construction and as a school janitor. He died in 2011 of a kidney cancer.

source - Wikipedia