Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Eddy MERCKX 17-Jun-1945 Molteni
BEL
7100
2. Felice GIMONDI 29-Sep-1942 Salvarani
ITA
3276
3. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Dreher
BEL
2484
4. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
2393
5. Raymond POULIDOR 15-Apr-1936 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2324
6. Cyrille GUIMARD 20-Jan-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
2285
7. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Beaulieu - Flandria
NED
2203
8. Frans VERBEECK 13-Jun-1941 Watney - Avia
BEL
2202
9. Roger SWERTS 28-Dec-1942 Molteni
BEL
2185
10. Domingo PERURENA 15-Dec-1943 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
2156
11. Leif MORTENSEN 05-May-1946 Bic
DEN
1894
12. Jose Manuel FUENTE LAVANDERA 30-Sep-1945 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
1777
13. Yves HEZARD 20-Oct-1948 Sonolor - Lejeune
FRA
1728
14. Bernard THEVENET 10-Jan-1948 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
FRA
1720
15. Franco BITOSSI 01-Sep-1940 Filotex
ITA
1628
16. Tonnie HOUBRECHTS 06-Sep-1943 Salvarani
BEL
1587
17. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 Sonolor - Lejeune
BEL
1583
18. Raymond DELISLE 11-Mar-1943 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
FRA
1550
19. Michele DANCELLI 08-May-1942 Scic
ITA
1527
20. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
1488
21. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
POR
1443
22. Marino BASSO 01-Jun-1945 Salvarani
ITA
1435
23. Santiago LAZCANO 08-Mar-1947 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
1407
24. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
FRA
1347
25. Luis OCANA 09-Jun-1945 Bic
ESP
1247
26. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
1163
27. Gösta PETTERSSON 23-Nov-1940 Ferretti
SWE
1162
28. Ole RITTER 29-Aug-1941 Dreher
DEN
1162
29. Gianni MOTTA 13-Mar-1943 Ferretti
ITA
1131
30. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1100
31. Willy DE GEEST 08-Jan-1947 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
BEL
1099
32. Vicente LOPEZ CARRIL 02-Dec-1942 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
1092
33. Gerben KARSTENS 14-Jan-1942 Rokado
NED
1083
34. Willy VANNESTE 10-Mar-1944 Beaulieu - Flandria
BEL
1072
35. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Molteni
BEL
1066
36. Agustin TAMAMES 19-Oct-1944 Werner
ESP
988
37. Jesus MANZANEQUE 01-Jan-1943 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
983
38. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Zonca
ITA
969
39. Edward JANSSENS 18-Jan-1946 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
BEL
930
40. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 La Casera - Peña Bahamontes
ESP
910
41. Roger PINGEON 28-Aug-1940 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
FRA
904
42. Rolf WOLFSHOHL 27-Dec-1938 Rokado
GER
885
43. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
BEL
870
44. Gerard VIANEN 09-Feb-1944 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
870
45. Wim SCHEPERS 25-Sep-1943 Rokado
NED
844
46. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
831
47. Ventura DIAZ ARREY 26-Aug-1937 Werner
ESP
831
48. Jos HUYSMANS 18-Dec-1941 Molteni
BEL
824
49. Lucien AIMAR 28-Apr-1941 Rokado
FRA
793
50. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas - Kaskol
ESP
783
51. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Sonolor - Lejeune
BEL
779
52. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
768
53. Georges PINTENS 15-Oct-1946 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
BEL
762
54. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Karpy - Licor
ESP
749
55. Juan ZURANO 01-Sep-1948 La Casera - Peña Bahamontes
ESP
748
56. Eric LEMAN 17-Jul-1946 Bic
BEL
748
57. Herman BEYSSENS 27-May-1950 Van Cauter - Magniflex - De Gribaldy
BEL
743
58. Louis PFENNINGER 01-Nov-1944 Rokado
SUI
743
59. Noël VAN TYGHEM 09-Oct-1947 Novy - Dubble Bubble
BEL
731
60. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Filotex
SUI
725
61. Jose Luis ABILLEIRA BALBOA 27-Oct-1947 La Casera - Peña Bahamontes
ESP
724
62. Gilbert BELLONE 27-Dec-1942 Rokado
FRA
719
63. Robert BOULOUX 20-May-1947 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
FRA
716
64. Luis Pedro SANTAMARINA 25-Jun-1942 Werner
ESP
714
65. Tino TABAK 06-May-1946 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
713
66. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
FRA
693
67. Alain SANTY 28-Aug-1949 Bic
FRA
688
68. Michel PERIN 20-May-1947 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
685
69. Desire LETORT 29-Jan-1943 Bic
FRA
679
70. Bernard LABOURDETTE 13-Aug-1946 Bic
FRA
679
71. Willy PLANCKAERT 05-Apr-1944 Goldor - Ijsboerke
BEL
678
72. Enrico PAOLINI 26-Mar-1945 Scic
ITA
675
73. Roger ROSIERS 26-Nov-1946 Bic
BEL
670
74. Marcello BERGAMO 16-Dec-1946 Filotex
ITA
664
75. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
BEL
662
76. Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE 18-Mar-1942 Ferretti
BEL
647
77. Daniel VAN RYCKEGHEM 29-May-1945 Sonolor - Lejeune
BEL
644
78. Eduardo CASTELLO 04-Mar-1940 Karpy - Licor
ESP
642
79. Noël VAN CLOOSTER 02-Dec-1943 Watney - Avia
BEL
621
80. Jose Manuel LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ 21-Feb-1940 Werner
ESP
618
81. Jose Luis URIBEZUBIA VELAR 21-Aug-1945 Werner
ESP
614
82. Jose Antonio PONTON 22-Feb-1942 Werner
ESP
596
83. Gustaaf VAN ROOSBROECK 16-May-1948 Watney - Avia
BEL
596
84. Jurgen TSCHAN 17-Feb-1947 Peugeot - BP - Michelin
GER
594
85. Guido REYBROUCK 25-Dec-1941 Salvarani
BEL
583
86. Vic VAN SCHIL 21-Dec-1939 Molteni
BEL
573
87. Erich SPAHN 17-Sep-1948 G.B.C. - Sony
SUI
536
88. Jan KREKELS 26-Aug-1947 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
534
89. Martin VAN DEN BOSSCHE 10-Mar-1941 Molteni
BEL
516
90. Pieter NASSEN 16-Jan-1944 Watney - Avia
BEL
516
91. Cees KOEKEN 29-Oct-1948 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
514
92. Thomas PETTERSSON 15-May-1947 Ferretti
SWE
512
93. Giancarlo POLIDORI 30-Oct-1943 Scic
ITA
511
94. Kurt RUB 28-Feb-1946 Möbel Marki - Bonanza - Ramona - De…
SUI
489
95. Willy VAN MALDERGHEM 16-May-1949 Watney - Avia
BEL
482
96. Wim PRINSEN 08-Mar-1945 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
481
97. Jos SPRUYT 25-Feb-1943 Molteni
BEL
478
98. Jos VAN DER VLEUTEN 07-Feb-1943 Goudsmit - Hoff
NED
477
99. Johny SCHLECK 22-Nov-1942 Bic
LUX
474
100. Wilfried PEFFGEN 01-Oct-1942 Rokado
GER
473
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