Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Jacques ANQUETIL 08-Jan-1934 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
FRA
3621
2. Rik VAN LOOY 20-Dec-1933 Faema
BEL
3201
3. Imerio MASSIGNAN 02-Jan-1937 Legnano
ITA
1949
4. Hans JÜNKERMANN 06-May-1934 Torpedo
GER
1941
5. Frans AERENHOUTS 04-Jul-1937 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
BEL
1936
6. Guido CARLESI 07-Nov-1936 Philco
ITA
1766
7. Joseph PLANCKAERT 04-May-1934 Wiel's - Flandria
BEL
1703
8. Raymond POULIDOR 15-Apr-1936 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
1576
9. Jose PEREZ FRANCES 27-Dec-1936 Ferrys
ESP
1554
10. Andre DARRIGADE 24-Apr-1929 Alcyon - Leroux
FRA
1520
11. Michel VAN AERDE 02-Oct-1933 Carpano
BEL
1483
12. Charly GAUL 08-Dec-1932 Gazzola - Fiorelli
LUX
1477
13. Antonio SUAREZ VAZQUEZ 20-May-1932 Faema
ESP
1356
14. Arnaldo PAMBIANCO 16-Aug-1935 Fides
ITA
1355
15. Nino DEFILIPPIS 21-Mar-1932 Carpano
ITA
1332
16. Alfred RUEGG 07-May-1934 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
SUI
1328
17. Jean GAINCHE 12-Aug-1932 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
1251
18. Carlo BRUGNAMI 30-Sep-1938 Torpado
ITA
1249
19. Francois MAHE 02-Sep-1930 Alcyon - Leroux
FRA
1246
20. Eddy PAUWELS 02-May-1935 Dr. Mann
BEL
1207
21. Fernando MANZANEQUE SANCHEZ 04-Feb-1934 Licor 43
ESP
1205
22. Jean STABLINSKI 21-May-1932 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
FRA
1178
23. Joseph GROUSSARD 02-Mar-1934 Alcyon - Leroux
FRA
1177
24. Jos HOEVENAERS 30-Nov-1932 Dr. Mann
BEL
1121
25. Fernand PICOT 10-May-1930 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
1120
26. Armand DESMET 23-Jan-1931 Faema
BEL
1095
27. Tom SIMPSON 30-Nov-1937 Gitane
GBR
1095
28. Willy SCHROEDERS 09-Dec-1932 Faema
BEL
1089
29. Emile DAEMS 04-Apr-1938 Philco
BEL
1064
30. Jo DE HAAN 25-Dec-1936 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
NED
1062
31. Jo DE ROO 05-Jul-1937 Radium
NED
1048
32. Graziano BATTISTINI 12-May-1936 Legnano
ITA
1028
33. Gilbert DESMET I 03-Feb-1931 Carpano
BEL
995
34. Adriano ZAMBONI 22-Jun-1933 Molteni
ITA
993
35. Arthur DE CABOOTER 03-Oct-1936 Groene Leeuw - SAS - Sinalco
BEL
964
36. Raymond IMPANIS 19-Oct-1925 Faema
BEL
953
37. Angelino SOLER 26-Nov-1939 Faema
ESP
936
38. Vito TACCONE 08-May-1940 Atala
ITA
928
39. Ab GELDERMANS 17-Mar-1935 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
NED
900
40. Wim VAN EST 25-Mar-1923 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
NED
892
41. Martin VAN GENEUGDEN 21-Jan-1932 Baratti - Milano
BEL
889
42. Brian ROBINSON 03-Nov-1930 Rapha
GBR
865
43. Michel STOLKER 29-Sep-1933 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
NED
852
44. Piet VAN EST 11-Aug-1934 Faema
NED
849
45. Diego RONCHINI 09-Dec-1935 Carpano
ITA
847
46. Vicente ITURAT 22-Aug-1928 Catigene
ESP
840
47. Angelo CONTERNO 13-Mar-1925 Baratti - Milano
ITA
835
48. Marcel JANSSENS 30-Dec-1931 Dr. Mann
BEL
821
49. Jaap KERSTEN 10-Nov-1934 Locomotief - Vredestein
NED
802
50. Rino BENEDETTI 18-Nov-1928 Ignis
ITA
782
51. Antonio KARMANY 21-Jan-1934 Kas
ESP
769
52. Guillaume VAN TONGERLOO 29-Dec-1933 Faema
BEL
765
53. Jean ADRIAENSENS 06-Jun-1932 Groene Leeuw - SAS - Sinalco
BEL
757
54. Camille LE MENN 23-Feb-1934 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
FRA
752
55. Raymond MASTROTTO 01-Nov-1934 Rapha
FRA
749
56. Edouard DELBERGHE 04-Oct-1935 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
FRA
749
57. Robert CAZALA 07-Jan-1934 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson
FRA
738
58. Louis ROSTOLLAN 01-Jan-1936 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
FRA
727
59. Jean GRACZYK 26-May-1933 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
FRA
724
60. Frans SCHOUBBEN 11-Nov-1933 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
BEL
717
61. Luis OTANO 26-Jan-1934 Licor 43
ESP
708
62. Friedhelm FISCHERKELLER 03-Jan-1935 Faema
GER
685
63. Henri ANGLADE 06-Jul-1933 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
FRA
683
64. Jean DOTTO 27-Mar-1928 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
FRA
658
65. Rolf MAURER 16-Apr-1938 Mondia
SUI
655
66. Edgard SORGELOOS 14-Dec-1930 Faema
BEL
645
67. Marcel QUEHEILLE 16-Mar-1930 Kas
FRA
644
68. Jean Baptiste CLAES 09-Feb-1937 Groene Leeuw - SAS - Sinalco
BEL
634
69. Renzo FONTONA 02-Jul-1939 Legnano
ITA
634
70. Attilio MORESI 26-Jul-1937 Baratti - Milano
SUI
620
71. Dino BRUNI 13-Apr-1932 Ignis
ITA
611
72. Guy IGNOLIN 14-Nov-1936 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
605
73. Pierre RUBY 20-Sep-1932 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
FRA
599
74. Yvo MOLENAERS 25-Feb-1934 Carpano
BEL
571
75. Pino CERAMI 28-Apr-1922 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
BEL
563
76. Rolf GRAF 19-Aug-1932 Tigra
SUI
556
77. Marcel ROHRBACH 08-Apr-1933 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
FRA
552
78. Gastone NENCINI 01-Mar-1930 Ignis
ITA
549
79. Louison BOBET 12-Mar-1925 Ignis
FRA
548
80. Willy VANNITSEN 08-Feb-1935 Baratti - Milano
BEL
548
81. Andre NOYELLE 29-Nov-1931 Wiel's - Flandria
BEL
545
82. Gerard THIELIN 29-Mar-1935 Rapha
FRA
536
83. Andre FOUCHER 02-Oct-1933 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
FRA
532
84. Georges GROUSSARD 22-Mar-1937 Alcyon - Leroux
FRA
530
85. Jean MILESI 24-Jun-1935 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber
FRA
529
86. Louis PROOST 07-Apr-1935 Faema
BEL
526
87. Carlo AZZINI 19-Jul-1935 San Pellegrino
ITA
526
88. Stephan LACH 10-Sep-1933 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
FRA
524
89. Federico MARTIN BAHAMONTES 09-Jul-1928 VOV
ESP
517
90. Joseph THOMIN 30-Jun-1931 Margnat
FRA
517
91. Henri DE WOLF 17-Aug-1936 Alcyon - Leroux
BEL
514
92. Antonio GOMEZ DEL MORAL 15-Nov-1939 Faema
ESP
509
93. Mario MINIERI 21-Jun-1938 Ghigi
ITA
496
94. Louis BERGAUD 30-Nov-1928 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop
FRA
493
95. Piet RENTMEESTER 27-Aug-1938 Quelle
NED
490
96. Jean FORESTIER 07-Oct-1930 Alcyon - Leroux
FRA
489
97. Seamus ELLIOTT 04-Jun-1934 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson
IRL
481
98. Silvano CIAMPI 22-Feb-1932 Philco
ITA
473
99. Bernard VIOT 09-Aug-1937 Peugeot - BP - Dunlop
FRA
472
100. Armando PELLEGRINI 03-Jun-1933 VOV
ITA
470
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This is the ranking of the most successful professional cyclists in the world in 1961. 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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