Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Stan OCKERS 03-Feb-1920 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
3298
2. Fred DEBRUYNE 21-Oct-1930 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
BEL
2899
3. Bruno MONTI 12-Jun-1930 Arrow - Hutchinson
ITA
2333
4. Rik VAN STEENBERGEN 09-Sep-1924 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
2294
5. Charly GAUL 08-Dec-1932 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
LUX
2071
6. Fiorenzo MAGNI 07-Dec-1920 Nivea - Fuchs - Clément
ITA
1980
7. Rik VAN LOOY 20-Dec-1933 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
1946
8. Jean FORESTIER 07-Oct-1930 Follis - Dunlop
FRA
1918
9. Gilbert BAUVIN 04-Aug-1927 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
1910
10. Andre DARRIGADE 24-Apr-1929 Bianchi - Pirelli
FRA
1700
11. Federico MARTIN BAHAMONTES 09-Jul-1928 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
ESP
1651
12. Miguel POBLET 18-Mar-1928 Girardengo - Icep
ESP
1594
13. Roger WALKOWIAK 02-Mar-1927 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
1560
14. Angelo CONTERNO 13-Mar-1925 Bianchi - Pirelli
ITA
1533
15. Nino DEFILIPPIS 21-Mar-1932 Bianchi - Pirelli
ITA
1428
16. Arrigo PADOVAN 16-Jun-1927 Atala - Pirelli
ITA
1357
17. Pasquale FORNARA 29-Mar-1925 Arbos - Bif - Clément
ITA
1347
18. Germain DERIJCKE 02-Nov-1929 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
1306
19. Alessandro FANTINI 01-Jan-1932 Atala - Pirelli
ITA
1298
20. Rene PRIVAT 04-Dec-1930 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
1273
21. Cleto MAULE 14-Mar-1931 Torpado - Pirelli
ITA
1232
22. Bernard GAUTHIER 22-Sep-1924 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
1174
23. Wout WAGTMANS 10-Nov-1929 Locomotief - Vredestein
NED
1148
24. Jean ADRIAENSENS 06-Jun-1932 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
BEL
1144
25. Louison BOBET 12-Mar-1925 L. Bobet
FRA
1143
26. Giorgio ALBANI 15-Jun-1929 Legnano
ITA
1131
27. Richard VAN GENECHTEN 23-Jul-1930 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
1112
28. Miguel BOVER PONS 14-Feb-1928 Splendid - D'Alessandro
ESP
1111
29. Andre VLAYEN 17-Mar-1931 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
1108
30. Gerrit VOORTING 18-Jan-1923 Locomotief - Vredestein
NED
1096
31. Agostino COLETTO 14-Aug-1927 Frejus - Superga
ITA
1065
32. Gilbert DESMET I 03-Feb-1931 Bertin - D'Alessandro
BEL
1061
33. Pierino BAFFI 15-Sep-1930 Nivea - Fuchs - Clément
ITA
1021
34. Raymond IMPANIS 19-Oct-1925 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
1019
35. Nello LAUREDI 05-Oct-1924 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson
FRA
997
36. Jesus LORONO 26-Jan-1926 Gamma
ESP
967
37. Edgard SORGELOOS 14-Dec-1930 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
962
38. Brian ROBINSON 03-Nov-1930 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
GBR
951
39. Joseph PLANCKAERT 04-May-1934 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
923
40. Alex CLOSE 26-Nov-1921 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
887
41. Pietro GIUDICI 28-Jul-1921 Arbos - Bif - Clément
ITA
879
42. Wim VAN EST 25-Mar-1923 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
NED
827
43. Fernand PICOT 10-May-1930 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
823
44. Gastone NENCINI 01-Mar-1930 Leo - Chlorodont
ITA
817
45. Jean BRANKART 12-Jul-1930 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
794
46. Carlo CLERICI 03-Sep-1929 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
SUI
789
47. Valentin HUOT 01-May-1929 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
784
48. Claude LE BER 07-Jun-1931 L. Bobet
FRA
769
49. Daan DE GROOT 25-May-1933 Locomotief - Vredestein
NED
746
50. Hilaire COUVREUR 22-Sep-1924 Cora
BEL
743
51. Rolf GRAF 19-Aug-1932 Carpano - Coppi
SUI
734
52. Vicente ITURAT 22-Aug-1928 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
ESP
697
53. Miguel CHACON 14-Jan-1930 Splendid - D'Alessandro
ESP
692
54. Louis CAPUT 23-Jan-1921 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
684
55. Roger HASSENFORDER 23-Jul-1930 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
682
56. Marcel JANSSENS 30-Dec-1931 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
677
57. Antonin ROLLAND 03-Sep-1924 L. Bobet
FRA
675
58. Fritz SCHÄR 13-Mar-1926 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
SUI
673
59. Jacques DUPONT 19-Jun-1928 Carpano - Coppi
FRA
670
60. Pierre BARBOTIN 29-Sep-1926 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
666
61. Briek SCHOTTE 07-Sep-1919 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
662
62. Jean DOTTO 27-Mar-1928 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
660
63. Francesc MASIP 08-Aug-1926 R.C.D. Espanol - Mobylette - Caobania…
ESP
657
64. Rene STREHLER 13-Apr-1934 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
SUI
636
65. Albert BOUVET 28-Feb-1930 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
632
66. Alves Antonio BARBOSA 24-Dec-1931 Sangalhos
POR
630
67. Waldemaro BARTOLOZZI 16-Oct-1927 Legnano
ITA
624
68. Salvador BOTELLA 27-Mar-1929 Girardengo - Icep
ESP
613
69. Seamus ELLIOTT 04-Jun-1934 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson
IRL
594
70. Jan NOLTEN 20-Jan-1930 Locomotief - Vredestein
NED
580
71. Desire KETELEER 13-Jun-1920 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
564
72. Mario BERTOLO 28-Jan-1929 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
ITA
561
73. Giuseppe CAINERO 31-Jul-1932 Carpano - Coppi
ITA
560
74. Aldo MOSER 07-Feb-1934 Torpado - Pirelli
ITA
554
75. Joseph THOMIN 30-Jun-1931 Arrow - Hutchinson
FRA
553
76. Jose SERRA GIL 23-Dec-1923 Girardengo - Icep
ESP
550
77. Giancarlo ASTRUA 11-Aug-1927 Atala - Pirelli
ITA
538
78. Rene MARIGIL 24-Oct-1928 Splendid - D'Alessandro
ESP
530
79. Sante RANUCCI 31-Oct-1933 Legnano
ITA
530
80. Andre ROSSEEL 23-Nov-1924 Elvé - Peugeot
BEL
527
81. Adolfo GROSSO 17-Dec-1927 Atala - Pirelli
ITA
525
82. Pietro NASCIMBENE 22-Feb-1930 Carpano - Coppi
ITA
520
83. Guido BONI 04-Nov-1933 Nivea - Fuchs - Clément
ITA
512
84. Nello FABBRI 15-Mar-1934 Legnano
ITA
504
85. Willy VANNITSEN 08-Feb-1935 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
503
86. Hugo KOBLET 21-Mar-1925 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
SUI
501
87. Alfons VANDENBRANDEN 15-Feb-1928 Libertas - Huret
BEL
496
88. Guido DE SANTI 16-May-1923 Ignis - Varese
ITA
490
89. Roberto FALASCHI 09-Jun-1931 Lygie
ITA
485
90. Marcel ERNZER 23-Mar-1926 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
LUX
484
91. Roger DECOCK 20-Apr-1927 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
BEL
481
92. Bernardo RUIZ NAVARRETE 08-Jan-1925 Girardengo - Icep
ESP
474
93. Rino BENEDETTI 18-Nov-1928 Leo - Chlorodont
ITA
473
94. Ugo ANZILE 02-Feb-1931 Alcyon - Dunlop
ITA
467
95. Max SCHELLENBERG 06-Oct-1927 Condor
SUI
459
96. Hans HOLLENSTEIN 01-Apr-1929 Faema - Guerra - Van Hauwaert
SUI
454
97. Giuseppe BURATTI 03-Nov-1929 Condor
ITA
447
98. Mario BARONI 11-Mar-1927 Nivea - Fuchs - Clément
ITA
446
99. Jean Pierre SCHMITZ 15-Feb-1932 Follis - Dunlop
LUX
443
100. Joseph MORVAN 03-Dec-1924 Arrow - Hutchinson
FRA
440
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This is the ranking of the most successful professional cyclists in the world in 1956. Use the year and country filters below to look at the same overall ranking until a specific year in the past and/or for a specific country. Riders score points based on their results in the races. These points depend on the (historic) importance of the race, the competition during the race and the toughness of the course. Click on any rider to get an all time overview of the rider with details on the scores and rank for the various seasons and the most important results for each year.

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