Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Eddy MERCKX 17-Jun-1945 Molteni
BEL
7209
2. Felice GIMONDI 29-Sep-1942 Salvarani
ITA
3355
3. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Dreher
BEL
2671
4. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Kas
ESP
2573
5. Raymond POULIDOR 15-Apr-1936 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2499
6. Cyrille GUIMARD 20-Jan-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2457
7. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Beaulieu - Flandria
NED
2369
8. Frans VERBEECK 13-Jun-1941 Watney - Avia
BEL
2368
9. Roger SWERTS 28-Dec-1942 Molteni
BEL
2349
10. Domingo PERURENA 15-Dec-1943 Kas
ESP
2318
11. Leif MORTENSEN 05-May-1946 Bic
DEN
2037
12. Jose Manuel FUENTE LAVANDERA 30-Sep-1945 Kas
ESP
1911
13. Yves HEZARD 20-Oct-1948 Sonolor
FRA
1858
14. Bernard THEVENET 10-Jan-1948 Peugeot
FRA
1849
15. Tonnie HOUBRECHTS 06-Sep-1943 Salvarani
BEL
1706
16. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 Sonolor
BEL
1702
17. Raymond DELISLE 11-Mar-1943 Peugeot
FRA
1667
18. Franco BITOSSI 01-Sep-1940 Filotex
ITA
1631
19. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
1600
20. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Magniflex
POR
1552
21. Marino BASSO 01-Jun-1945 Salvarani
ITA
1543
22. Michele DANCELLI 08-May-1942 Scic
ITA
1531
23. Santiago LAZCANO 08-Mar-1947 Kas
ESP
1513
24. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Van Cauter
FRA
1448
25. Luis OCANA 09-Jun-1945 Bic
ESP
1341
26. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas
ESP
1251
27. Gösta PETTERSSON 23-Nov-1940 Ferretti
SWE
1249
28. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1183
29. Willy DE GEEST 08-Jan-1947 Van Cauter
BEL
1182
30. Vicente LOPEZ CARRIL 02-Dec-1942 Kas
ESP
1174
31. Gerben KARSTENS 14-Jan-1942 Rokado
NED
1165
32. Ole RITTER 29-Aug-1941 Dreher
DEN
1158
33. Willy VANNESTE 10-Mar-1944 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1153
34. Gianni MOTTA 13-Mar-1943 Ferretti
ITA
1113
35. Agustin TAMAMES 19-Oct-1944 Werner
ESP
1062
36. Jesus MANZANEQUE 01-Jan-1943 Kas
ESP
1057
37. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Molteni
BEL
1019
38. Edward JANSSENS 18-Jan-1946 Van Cauter
BEL
1000
39. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 La Casera
ESP
979
40. Roger PINGEON 28-Aug-1940 Peugeot
FRA
972
41. Rolf WOLFSHOHL 27-Dec-1938 Rokado
GER
952
42. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Van Cauter
BEL
936
43. Gerard VIANEN 09-Feb-1944 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
936
44. Wim SCHEPERS 25-Sep-1943 Rokado
NED
908
45. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Zonca
ITA
901
46. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
894
47. Ventura DIAZ ARREY 26-Aug-1937 Werner
ESP
894
48. Lucien AIMAR 28-Apr-1941 Rokado
FRA
853
49. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
842
50. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Sonolor
BEL
838
51. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
826
52. Georges PINTENS 15-Oct-1946 Van Cauter
BEL
819
53. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Karpy - Licor
ESP
805
54. Juan ZURANO 01-Sep-1948 La Casera
ESP
804
55. Eric LEMAN 17-Jul-1946 Bic
BEL
804
56. Jos HUYSMANS 18-Dec-1941 Molteni
BEL
799
57. Herman BEYSSENS 27-May-1950 Van Cauter
BEL
799
58. Louis PFENNINGER 01-Nov-1944 Rokado
SUI
799
59. Noël VAN TYGHEM 09-Oct-1947 Novy - Dubble Bubble
BEL
786
60. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Filotex
SUI
780
61. Jose Luis ABILLEIRA BALBOA 27-Oct-1947 La Casera
ESP
778
62. Gilbert BELLONE 27-Dec-1942 Rokado
FRA
773
63. Robert BOULOUX 20-May-1947 Peugeot
FRA
770
64. Luis Pedro SANTAMARINA 25-Jun-1942 Werner
ESP
768
65. Tino TABAK 06-May-1946 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
767
66. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot
FRA
745
67. Alain SANTY 28-Aug-1949 Bic
FRA
740
68. Michel PERIN 20-May-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
737
69. Desire LETORT 29-Jan-1943 Bic
FRA
730
70. Bernard LABOURDETTE 13-Aug-1946 Bic
FRA
730
71. Willy PLANCKAERT 05-Apr-1944 Goldor - Ijsboerke
BEL
729
72. Enrico PAOLINI 26-Mar-1945 Scic
ITA
726
73. Roger ROSIERS 26-Nov-1946 Bic
BEL
720
74. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 Peugeot
BEL
712
75. Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE 18-Mar-1942 Ferretti
BEL
696
76. Daniel VAN RYCKEGHEM 29-May-1945 Sonolor
BEL
693
77. Eduardo CASTELLO 04-Mar-1940 Karpy - Licor
ESP
690
78. Noël VAN CLOOSTER 02-Dec-1943 Watney - Avia
BEL
668
79. Jose Manuel LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ 21-Feb-1940 Werner
ESP
664
80. Jose Luis URIBEZUBIA VELAR 21-Aug-1945 Werner
ESP
660
81. Marcello BERGAMO 16-Dec-1946 Filotex
ITA
648
82. Jose Antonio PONTON 22-Feb-1942 Werner
ESP
641
83. Gustaaf VAN ROOSBROECK 16-May-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
641
84. Jurgen TSCHAN 17-Feb-1947 Peugeot
GER
639
85. Guido REYBROUCK 25-Dec-1941 Salvarani
BEL
627
86. Vic VAN SCHIL 21-Dec-1939 Molteni
BEL
616
87. Erich SPAHN 17-Sep-1948 GBC
SUI
576
88. Jan KREKELS 26-Aug-1947 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
574
89. Martin VAN DEN BOSSCHE 10-Mar-1941 Molteni
BEL
555
90. Pieter NASSEN 16-Jan-1944 Watney - Avia
BEL
555
91. Cees KOEKEN 29-Oct-1948 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
553
92. Thomas PETTERSSON 15-May-1947 Ferretti
SWE
550
93. Giancarlo POLIDORI 30-Oct-1943 Scic
ITA
549
94. Kurt RUB 28-Feb-1946 Gitane
SUI
526
95. Willy VAN MALDERGHEM 16-May-1949 Watney - Avia
BEL
518
96. Wim PRINSEN 08-Mar-1945 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
517
97. Jos SPRUYT 25-Feb-1943 Molteni
BEL
514
98. Jos VAN DER VLEUTEN 07-Feb-1943 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
513
99. Johny SCHLECK 22-Nov-1942 Bic
LUX
510
100. Wilfried PEFFGEN 01-Oct-1942 Rokado
GER
509
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This is the ranking of the most successful professional cyclists in the world in 1972. 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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