Historic Overview Jan Krekels

Rider

Overall Rank1491
NameJan KREKELS
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth26-Aug-1947 - Sittard Geleen (Limburg)
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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

Major Victories

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

Jan Krekels - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1969 Caballero 113 302
2. 1970 Caballero - Laurens 603 86
3. 1971 Goudsmit Hoff 1246 30
4. 1972 Goudsmit - Hoff 534 94
5. 1973 Canada Dry - Gazelle 370 118
6. 1974 Tim Oil - Novy 132 245
7. 1975 Alsaver - De Gribaldy 18 411
8. 1976 De Onderneming - Gouda 13 447
9. 1977 De Onderneming - Marvik - Benco 30 389
10. 1978 Jet Star Jeans 232 185
11. 1979 Carlos - Galli - G.B.C. - Castelli 0 893
Overall: 3291 1491