Historic Overview Fred Rompelberg
Fred Rompelberg (born 30 October 1945, in Maastricht) is a Dutch cyclist who is mainly known for taking several attempts to break the Absolute World Speed Record Cycling. On 3 October 1995 he cycled behind a motor dragster on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, with a speed of 268.831 kilometers per hour (167.044 mph). He beat the previous record of 245 km/h held by John Howard which was obtained in 1985 at the same location in Utah. The relevant world record was broken anew in 2018 by Denise Mueller-Korenek who reached a speed of 296.009 km/h.
During the seventies, eighties and nineties, Rompelberg was mostly active as a stayer. Among his victories was the Dutch Championship in 1977.
Nowadays Rompelberg is into cycling holidays on Majorca, Spain. He is married and has two daughters.
Rompelberg became a professional cyclist in 1971 and still had a professional license in 2010, making him the oldest active professional cyclist in the world at that time.
Fred Rompelberg - Scores by Season Tweet
|1.||1971||Siriki - Munck||1||843|
|2.||1973||Siriki - Munck - Gitane - Beck's||0||911|
|3.||1974||TI - Raleigh||1||794|
|4.||1975||Bonfrère - Rompelberg||2||716|
|5.||1976||Frisol - Gazelle||3||724|
|6.||1977||Frisol - Thirion - Gazelle||3||707|
|7.||1978||Mini-Flat - Boule d'Or - Colnago||0||975|
|8.||1979||Mini-Flat - V.D.B. - Pirelli||0||974|
|9.||1980||Vermeer-Thijs - Mini-Flat||0||989|
|21/09||G.P. Jef Scherens - Leuven||22|
|14.||1985||Nikon - Van Schilt - Elro Snacks||0||1189|
|16.||1995||Vosschemie - RDM||0||1186|
|17.||1996||RDM - New Systems||0||1263|
|18.||1997||RDM - Asfra - Sitra||0||1396|
|19.||1998||Spar - RDM - Daewoo||0||1303|