Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Eddy MERCKX 17-Jun-1945 Molteni
BEL
6784
2. Felice GIMONDI 29-Sep-1942 Salvarani
ITA
3214
3. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Dreher
BEL
2671
4. Raymond POULIDOR 15-Apr-1936 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2499
5. Cyrille GUIMARD 20-Jan-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2457
6. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Kas
ESP
2446
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. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 Sonolor
BEL
1702
16. Raymond DELISLE 11-Mar-1943 Peugeot
FRA
1667
17. Jose Antonio GONZALES LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
1600
18. Tonnie HOUBRECHTS 06-Sep-1943 Salvarani
BEL
1595
19. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Magniflex
POR
1552
20. Marino BASSO 01-Jun-1945 Salvarani
ITA
1507
21. Franco BITOSSI 01-Sep-1940 Filotex
ITA
1497
22. Michele DANCELLI 08-May-1942 Scic
ITA
1473
23. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Van Cauter
FRA
1448
24. Santiago LAZCANO 08-Mar-1947 Kas
ESP
1345
25. Luis OCANA 09-Jun-1945 Bic
ESP
1341
26. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1183
27. Vicente LOPEZ CARRIL 02-Dec-1942 Kas
ESP
1174
28. Gerben KARSTENS 14-Jan-1942 Rokado
NED
1165
29. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas
ESP
1164
30. Gösta PETTERSSON 23-Nov-1940 Ferretti
SWE
1154
31. Willy VANNESTE 10-Mar-1944 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1153
32. Gianni MOTTA 13-Mar-1943 Ferretti
ITA
1113
33. Willy DE GEEST 08-Jan-1947 Van Cauter
BEL
1106
34. Agustin TAMAMES 19-Oct-1944 Werner
ESP
1062
35. Jesus MANZANEQUE 01-Jan-1943 Kas
ESP
1057
36. Ole RITTER 29-Aug-1941 Dreher
DEN
1055
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. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
894
46. Ventura DIAZ ARREY 26-Aug-1937 Werner
ESP
894
47. Lucien AIMAR 28-Apr-1941 Rokado
FRA
853
48. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Sonolor
BEL
838
49. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
826
50. Georges PINTENS 15-Oct-1946 Van Cauter
BEL
819
51. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Karpy
ESP
805
52. Juan ZURANO 01-Sep-1948 La Casera
ESP
804
53. Eric LEMAN 17-Jul-1946 Bic
BEL
804
54. Jos HUYSMANS 18-Dec-1941 Molteni
BEL
799
55. Louis PFENNINGER 01-Nov-1944 Rokado
SUI
799
56. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
786
57. Noël VAN TYGHEM 09-Oct-1947 Novy - Dubble Bubble
BEL
786
58. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Zonca
ITA
782
59. Jose Luis ABILLEIRA BALBOA 27-Oct-1947 La Casera
ESP
778
60. Gilbert BELLONE 27-Dec-1942 Rokado
FRA
773
61. Robert BOULOUX 20-May-1947 Peugeot
FRA
770
62. Luis Pedro SANTAMARINA 25-Jun-1942 Werner
ESP
768
63. Tino TABAK 06-May-1946 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
767
64. Herman BEYSSENS 27-May-1950 Van Cauter
BEL
759
65. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot
FRA
745
66. Alain SANTY 28-Aug-1949 Bic
FRA
740
67. Michel PERIN 20-May-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
737
68. Desire LETORT 29-Jan-1943 Bic
FRA
730
69. Bernard LABOURDETTE 13-Aug-1946 Bic
FRA
730
70. Willy PLANCKAERT 05-Apr-1944 Goldor - Ijsboerke
BEL
729
71. Enrico PAOLINI 26-Mar-1945 Scic
ITA
726
72. Roger ROSIERS 26-Nov-1946 Bic
BEL
720
73. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 Peugeot
BEL
712
74. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Filotex
SUI
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
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. Jose Antonio PONTON 22-Feb-1942 Werner
ESP
641
82. Gustaaf VAN ROOSBROECK 16-May-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
641
83. Jurgen TSCHAN 17-Feb-1947 Peugeot
GER
639
84. Guido REYBROUCK 25-Dec-1941 Salvarani
BEL
627
85. Vic VAN SCHIL 21-Dec-1939 Molteni
BEL
616
86. Erich SPAHN 17-Sep-1948 GBC
SUI
576
87. Jan KREKELS 26-Aug-1947 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
574
88. Marcello BERGAMO 16-Dec-1946 Filotex
ITA
557
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 VAN DER VLEUTEN 07-Feb-1943 Goudsmit Hoff
NED
513
98. Johny SCHLECK 22-Nov-1942 Bic
LUX
510
99. Wilfried PEFFGEN 01-Oct-1942 Rokado
GER
509
100. Italo ZILIOLI 24-Sep-1941 Salvarani
ITA
508
About this ranking

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.

View ranking for year
View ranking for country