Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Francesco MOSER 19-Jun-1951 Sanson - Columbus
ITA
4092
2. Bernard HINAULT 14-Nov-1954 Renault - Gitane
FRA
3876
3. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
NED
2797
4. Jan RAAS 08-Nov-1952 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
2733
5. Gerrie KNETEMANN 06-Mar-1951 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
2528
6. Giuseppe SARONNI 22-Sep-1957 Scic
ITA
2365
7. Freddy MAERTENS 13-Feb-1952 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
2286
8. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Sanson - Columbus
BEL
2034
9. Hennie KUIPER 03-Feb-1949 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
2031
10. Gibi BARONCHELLI 06-Sep-1953 Scic
ITA
2021
11. Michel POLLENTIER 13-Feb-1951 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
1942
12. Ferdi VAN DEN HAUTE 25-Jun-1952 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
1892
13. Johan DE MUYNCK 30-May-1948 Bianchi - Faema
BEL
1888
14. Didi THURAU 09-Nov-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
GER
1641
15. Joseph BRUYÈRE 05-Oct-1948 C&A
BEL
1620
16. Michel LAURENT 10-Aug-1953 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1611
17. Henk LUBBERDING 04-Aug-1953 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
1589
18. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Jobo - Spidel - La Roue d'Or
FRA
1517
19. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
1321
20. Paul WELLENS 27-Jun-1952 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
BEL
1269
21. Yves HÉZARD 20-Oct-1948 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1217
22. Bernt JOHANSSON 18-Apr-1953 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
SWE
1210
23. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Vibor
ITA
1176
24. Jean Luc VANDENBROUCKE 31-May-1955 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
BEL
1132
25. Jacques ESCLASSAN 03-Sep-1948 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1085
26. Pierino GAVAZZI 04-Dec-1950 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
ITA
1043
27. Johan VAN DER VELDE 12-Dec-1956 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
1041
28. Sven Åke NILSSON 13-Sep-1951 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
SWE
1032
29. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Renault - Gitane
BEL
995
30. Alfio VANDI 07-Dec-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
979
31. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Teka
ESP
963
32. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Flandria - Velda - Lano
POR
951
33. Klaus Peter THALER 14-May-1949 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
GER
944
34. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 C&A
BEL
913
35. Jose Enrique CIMA 16-Jun-1952 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
897
36. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
897
37. Christian SEZNEC 19-Nov-1952 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
897
38. Eulalio GARCIA 11-May-1951 Teka
ESP
882
39. Sean KELLY 24-May-1956 Flandria - Velda - Lano
IRL
870
40. Giuseppe MARTINELLI 11-Mar-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
848
41. Jean Rene BERNAUDEAU 08-Jul-1956 Renault - Gitane
FRA
842
42. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
830
43. Enrique MARTINEZ HEREDIA 27-Jan-1953 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
823
44. Jos JACOBS 28-Jan-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
817
45. Josef FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
SUI
801
46. Alfredo CHINETTI 11-Jul-1949 Selle Royal - Inoxpran
ITA
800
47. Jacques BOSSIS 22-Dec-1952 Renault - Gitane
FRA
787
48. Ronald DE WITTE 21-Oct-1946 Sanson - Columbus
BEL
774
49. Yvon BERTIN 09-Apr-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
774
50. Ludo PEETERS 09-Aug-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
774
51. Marc DEMEYER 19-Apr-1950 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
756
52. Pierre Raymond VILLEMIANE 12-Mar-1951 Renault - Gitane
FRA
746
53. Vicente BELDA 12-Sep-1954 Transmallorca - Flavia - Gios
ESP
734
54. Jose NAZABAL MIMENDIA 01-Jul-1951 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
723
55. Knut KNUDSEN 12-Oct-1950 Bianchi - Faema
NOR
715
56. Carmelo BARONE 03-Apr-1956 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
ITA
699
57. André DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
693
58. Godi SCHMUTZ 26-Oct-1954 Willora - Piz Buin - Mairag
SUI
683
59. Bruno WOLFER 10-Sep-1954 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
674
60. Giovanni BATTAGLIN 22-Jul-1951 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
ITA
673
61. Guido VAN CALSTER 06-Feb-1956 C&A
BEL
670
62. Jean Philippe VAN DEN BRANDE 04-Dec-1955 Safir - Beyers - Ludo
BEL
663
63. Jos SCHIPPER 10-Jun-1951 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
NED
652
64. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 Teka
ESP
626
65. Javier ELORRIAGA 03-Dec-1947 Teka
ESP
626
66. Pedro TORRES 27-Apr-1949 Teka
ESP
618
67. René BITTINGER 09-Oct-1954 Flandria - Velda - Lano
FRA
608
68. Roberto VISENTINI 02-Jun-1957 Vibor
ITA
605
69. Rene MARTENS 27-May-1955 C&A
BEL
605
70. Wilfried WESEMAEL 13-Jan-1950 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
BEL
597
71. Pierre BAZZO 17-Jan-1954 Lejeune - BP
FRA
586
72. Roberto CERUTI 10-Nov-1953 Mecap - Selle Italia
ITA
583
73. Gregor BRAUN 31-Dec-1955 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
GER
581
74. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 C&A
BEL
576
75. Ueli SUTTER 16-Mar-1947 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
557
76. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
556
77. Clyde SEFTON 20-Jan-1951 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
AUS
540
78. Jose Luis VIEJO 02-Nov-1949 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
524
79. Fausto BERTOGLIO 13-Jan-1949 Selle Royal - Inoxpran
ITA
512
80. Claudio BORTOLOTTO 19-Mar-1952 Sanson - Columbus
ITA
509
81. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
506
82. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
503
83. Rudy PEVENAGE 15-Jun-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
501
84. Gery VERLINDEN 01-May-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
497
85. Pedro VILARDEBO 16-Oct-1953 Teka
ESP
497
86. Andre MOLLET 13-Jul-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
489
87. Raymond MARTIN 22-May-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
484
88. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Bianchi - Faema
BEL
483
89. Antonio MENENDEZ 18-Aug-1946 Teka
ESP
472
90. Piet VAN KATWIJK 27-Feb-1950 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
472
91. Alessio ANTONINI 07-Jun-1949 Selle Royal - Inoxpran
ITA
471
92. Maurice LE GUILLOUX 14-May-1950 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
462
93. Aad VAN DEN HOEK 14-Oct-1951 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
462
94. Jesus SUAREZ CUEVA 10-Mar-1955 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
458
95. Gilbert CHAUMAZ 12-Jan-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
458
96. Charly ROUXEL 06-Apr-1948 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
457
97. Bernardo ALFONSEL 24-Feb-1954 Teka
ESP
439
98. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
433
99. Phil EDWARDS 03-Sep-1949 Sanson - Columbus
GBR
433
100. Sebastian POZO 07-Apr-1951 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
432
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This is the ranking of the most successful professional cyclists in the world in 1978. 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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