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Historic Overview Jan Krekels

Rider

Overall Rank1512
NameJan KREKELS
Country
  Netherlands
Date of birth26-Aug-1947 - Sittard Geleen (Limburg)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jan Krekels

Jan Jozef Alfons Franciscus Krekels (born 26 August 1947) is a retired cyclist from the Netherlands. He became Olympic champion in the 100 km team time trial in 1968 with Joop Zoetemelk, René Pijnen and Fedor den Hertog; at the same Games he came in 11th in the road race. He also won the 19th stage of the Tour de France in 1971 and the prologue of Paris–Nice in 1970. He retired from professional cycling in 1978.

Krekels won three four major races of 1968, including the Tour of Austria, to be selected to the 1968 Olympic team. In 1969 he turned professional. He turned down a contract with the French team, Bic because he did not speak French. He rode instead for a small Dutch team and his career fizzled out.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

5

Major Victories

Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1972
Tour de France - stages 1971 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1971 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1972 (2)
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Seasons

Jan Krekels - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1968 Individual 90 312
2. 1969 Caballero 128 299
3. 1970 Caballero - Laurens 616 86
4. 1971 Goudsmit Hoff 1244 31
5. 1972 Goudsmit - Hoff 559 97
6. 1973 Canada Dry - Gazelle 390 118
7. 1974 Tim Oil - Novy 152 234
8. 1975 Alsaver - De Gribaldy 18 470
9. 1976 De Onderneming - Gouda 22 499
10. 1977 De Onderneming - Marvik - Benco 30 444
11. 1978 Jet Star Jeans 267 177
12. 1979 Carlos - Galli - G.B.C. - Castelli 0 1139
Overall: 3516 1512