Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Francesco MOSER 19-Jun-1951 Sanson
ITA
4289
2. Bernard HINAULT 14-Nov-1954 Renault
FRA
4168
3. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Miko
NED
3008
4. Gerrie KNETEMANN 06-Mar-1951 Raleigh
NED
2550
5. Jan RAAS 08-Nov-1952 Raleigh
NED
2514
6. Freddy MAERTENS 13-Feb-1952 Flandria
BEL
2458
7. Giuseppe SARONNI 22-Sep-1957 Scic
ITA
2326
8. Hennie KUIPER 03-Feb-1949 Raleigh
NED
2124
9. Michel POLLENTIER 13-Feb-1951 Flandria
BEL
2005
10. Ferdi VAN DEN HAUTE 25-Jun-1952 Marc
BEL
1951
11. Johan DE MUYNCK 30-May-1948 Bianchi
BEL
1863
12. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Sanson
BEL
1762
13. Joseph BRUYERE 05-Oct-1948 C&A
BEL
1742
14. Michel LAURENT 10-Aug-1953 Peugeot
FRA
1732
15. Gibi BARONCHELLI 06-Sep-1953 Scic
ITA
1688
16. Didi THURAU 09-Nov-1954 IJsboerke
GER
1669
17. Henk LUBBERDING 04-Aug-1953 Raleigh
NED
1637
18. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Jobo
FRA
1631
19. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas
ESP
1420
20. Paul WELLENS 27-Jun-1952 Raleigh
BEL
1364
21. Yves HEZARD 20-Oct-1948 Peugeot
FRA
1273
22. Jacques ESCLASSAN 03-Sep-1948 Peugeot
FRA
1167
23. Sven Ake NILSSON 13-Sep-1951 Miko
SWE
1110
24. Jean Luc VANDENBROUCKE 31-May-1955 Peugeot
BEL
1076
25. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Renault
BEL
1070
26. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Teka
ESP
1036
27. Johan VAN DER VELDE 12-Dec-1956 Raleigh
NED
1032
28. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Flandria
POR
1023
29. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Vibor
ITA
1019
30. Klaus Peter THALER 14-May-1949 Raleigh
GER
1015
31. Jose Enrique CIMA 16-Jun-1952 Kas
ESP
965
32. Christian SEZNEC 19-Nov-1952 Miko
FRA
964
33. Eulalio GARCIA 11-May-1951 Teka
ESP
948
34. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 C&A
BEL
930
35. Pierino GAVAZZI 04-Dec-1950 Zonca
ITA
917
36. Jean Rene BERNAUDEAU 08-Jul-1956 Renault
FRA
905
37. Enrique MARTINEZ HEREDIA 27-Jan-1953 Kas
ESP
885
38. Alfio VANDI 07-Dec-1955 Magniflex
ITA
883
39. Sean KELLY 24-May-1956 Flandria
IRL
871
40. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Zeepcentrales
BEL
837
41. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 IJsboerke
BEL
834
42. Yvon BERTIN 09-Apr-1953 Renault
FRA
832
43. Jacques BOSSIS 22-Dec-1952 Renault
FRA
821
44. Pierre Raymond VILLEMIANE 12-Mar-1951 Renault
FRA
802
45. Bernt JOHANSSON 18-Apr-1953 Fiorella
SWE
789
46. Vicente BELDA 12-Sep-1954 Transmallorca
ESP
789
47. Jose NAZABAL MIMENDIA 01-Jul-1951 Kas
ESP
777
48. Marc DEMEYER 19-Apr-1950 Flandria
BEL
757
49. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Fiorella
SUI
753
50. Jos JACOBS 28-Jan-1953 IJsboerke
BEL
745
51. Ludo PEETERS 09-Aug-1953 IJsboerke
BEL
741
52. Godi SCHMUTZ 26-Oct-1954 Willora
SUI
734
53. Alfredo CHINETTI 11-Jul-1949 Selle Royale
ITA
733
54. Ronald DE WITTE 21-Oct-1946 Sanson
BEL
720
55. Jos SCHIPPER 10-Jun-1951 Marc
NED
701
56. Bruno WOLFER 10-Sep-1954 Zonca
SUI
700
57. Guido VAN CALSTER 06-Feb-1956 C&A
BEL
691
58. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 Teka
ESP
673
59. Javier ELORRIAGA 03-Dec-1947 Teka
ESP
673
60. Pedro TORRES 27-Apr-1949 Teka
ESP
665
61. Rene BITTINGER 09-Oct-1954 Flandria
FRA
654
62. Giuseppe MARTINELLI 11-Mar-1955 Magniflex
ITA
653
63. Giovanni BATTAGLIN 22-Jul-1951 Fiorella
ITA
643
64. Wilfried WESEMAEL 13-Jan-1950 Raleigh
BEL
642
65. Knut KNUDSEN 12-Oct-1950 Bianchi
NOR
638
66. Pierre BAZZO 17-Jan-1954 Lejeune
FRA
630
67. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 IJsboerke
BEL
626
68. Gregor BRAUN 31-Dec-1955 Peugeot
GER
625
69. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 C&A
BEL
619
70. Roberto VISENTINI 02-Jun-1957 Vibor
ITA
605
71. Uelli SUTTER 16-Mar-1947 Zonca
SUI
599
72. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
598
73. Carmelo BARONE 03-Apr-1956 Fiorella
ITA
570
74. Jose Luis VIEJO 02-Nov-1949 Kas
ESP
563
75. Rene MARTENS 27-May-1955 C&A
BEL
548
76. Claudio BORTOLOTTO 19-Mar-1952 Sanson
ITA
547
77. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot
FRA
544
78. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 Miko
GBR
541
79. Rudy PEVENAGE 15-Jun-1954 IJsboerke
BEL
539
80. Pedro VILARDEBO 16-Oct-1953 Teka
ESP
534
81. Andre MOLLET 13-Jul-1949 Miko
FRA
526
82. Raymond MARTIN 22-May-1949 Miko
FRA
520
83. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Bianchi
BEL
519
84. Antonio MENENDEZ 18-Aug-1946 Teka
ESP
508
85. Piet VAN KATWIJK 27-Feb-1950 Raleigh
NED
508
86. Fausto BERTOGLIO 13-Jan-1949 Selle Royale
ITA
501
87. Maurice LE GUILLOUX 14-May-1950 Miko
FRA
497
88. Aad VAN DEN HOEK 14-Oct-1951 Raleigh
NED
497
89. Jesus SUAREZ CUEVA 10-Mar-1955 Kas
ESP
492
90. Gilbert CHAUMAZ 12-Jan-1953 Renault
FRA
492
91. Charly ROUXEL 06-Apr-1948 Miko
FRA
491
92. Bernardo ALFONSEL 24-Feb-1954 Teka
ESP
472
93. Jose Antonio GONZALES LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
466
94. Sebastian POZO 07-Apr-1951 Kas
ESP
465
95. Bernard BOURREAU 02-Sep-1951 Peugeot
FRA
463
96. Juan PUJOL 28-May-1952 Kas
ESP
462
97. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Novostil
ESP
461
98. Felice GIMONDI 29-Sep-1942 Bianchi
ITA
455
99. Phil EDWARDS 03-Sep-1949 Sanson
GBR
441
100. Roger LEGEAY 08-Aug-1949 Lejeune
FRA
439
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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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