Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Francesco MOSER 19-Jun-1951 Sanson
ITA
4289
2. Bernard HINAULT 14-Nov-1954 Renault - Gitane
FRA
4168
3. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
NED
3008
4. Gerrie KNETEMANN 06-Mar-1951 Raleigh
NED
2550
5. Jan RAAS 08-Nov-1952 Raleigh
NED
2514
6. Giuseppe SARONNI 22-Sep-1957 Scic
ITA
2460
7. Freddy MAERTENS 13-Feb-1952 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
2458
8. Gibi BARONCHELLI 06-Sep-1953 Scic
ITA
2173
9. Hennie KUIPER 03-Feb-1949 Raleigh
NED
2124
10. Michel POLLENTIER 13-Feb-1951 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
2088
11. Johan DE MUYNCK 30-May-1948 Bianchi
BEL
2030
12. Ferdi VAN DEN HAUTE 25-Jun-1952 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
1951
13. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Sanson
BEL
1762
14. Joseph BRUYERE 05-Oct-1948 C&A
BEL
1742
15. Michel LAURENT 10-Aug-1953 Peugeot
FRA
1732
16. Didi THURAU 09-Nov-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
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. Bernt JOHANSSON 18-Apr-1953 Fiorella
SWE
1301
22. Yves HEZARD 20-Oct-1948 Peugeot
FRA
1273
23. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Vibor
ITA
1239
24. Jacques ESCLASSAN 03-Sep-1948 Peugeot
FRA
1167
25. Sven Ake NILSSON 13-Sep-1951 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
SWE
1110
26. Pierino GAVAZZI 04-Dec-1950 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
ITA
1096
27. Jean Luc VANDENBROUCKE 31-May-1955 Peugeot
BEL
1076
28. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Renault - Gitane
BEL
1070
29. Alfio VANDI 07-Dec-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
1053
30. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Teka
ESP
1036
31. Johan VAN DER VELDE 12-Dec-1956 Raleigh
NED
1032
32. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Flandria - Velda - Lano
POR
1023
33. Klaus Peter THALER 14-May-1949 Raleigh
GER
1015
34. Jose Enrique CIMA 16-Jun-1952 Kas
ESP
965
35. Christian SEZNEC 19-Nov-1952 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
964
36. Eulalio GARCIA 11-May-1951 Teka
ESP
948
37. Sean KELLY 24-May-1956 Flandria - Velda - Lano
IRL
935
38. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 C&A
BEL
930
39. Jean Rene BERNAUDEAU 08-Jul-1956 Renault - Gitane
FRA
905
40. Enrique MARTINEZ HEREDIA 27-Jan-1953 Kas
ESP
885
41. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
837
42. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Fiorella
SUI
836
43. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
834
44. Yvon BERTIN 09-Apr-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
832
45. Jacques BOSSIS 22-Dec-1952 Renault - Gitane
FRA
821
46. Ronald DE WITTE 21-Oct-1946 Sanson
BEL
807
47. Pierre Raymond VILLEMIANE 12-Mar-1951 Renault - Gitane
FRA
802
48. Vicente BELDA 12-Sep-1954 Transmallorca - Flavia - Gios
ESP
789
49. Jose NAZABAL MIMENDIA 01-Jul-1951 Kas
ESP
777
50. Marc DEMEYER 19-Apr-1950 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
757
51. Jos JACOBS 28-Jan-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
745
52. Giuseppe MARTINELLI 11-Mar-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
744
53. Ludo PEETERS 09-Aug-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
741
54. Godi SCHMUTZ 26-Oct-1954 Willora - Piz Buin - Mairag
SUI
734
55. Alfredo CHINETTI 11-Jul-1949 Selle Royale
ITA
733
56. Bruno WOLFER 10-Sep-1954 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
725
57. Jos SCHIPPER 10-Jun-1951 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
NED
701
58. Giovanni BATTAGLIN 22-Jul-1951 Fiorella
ITA
699
59. Guido VAN CALSTER 06-Feb-1956 C&A
BEL
691
60. Knut KNUDSEN 12-Oct-1950 Bianchi
NOR
690
61. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 Teka
ESP
673
62. Javier ELORRIAGA 03-Dec-1947 Teka
ESP
673
63. Pedro TORRES 27-Apr-1949 Teka
ESP
665
64. Rene BITTINGER 09-Oct-1954 Flandria - Velda - Lano
FRA
654
65. Roberto VISENTINI 02-Jun-1957 Vibor
ITA
651
66. Wilfried WESEMAEL 13-Jan-1950 Raleigh
BEL
642
67. Pierre BAZZO 17-Jan-1954 Lejeune
FRA
630
68. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
626
69. Gregor BRAUN 31-Dec-1955 Peugeot
GER
625
70. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 C&A
BEL
619
71. Carmelo BARONE 03-Apr-1956 Fiorella
ITA
618
72. Uelli SUTTER 16-Mar-1947 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
599
73. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
598
74. Clyde SEFTON 20-Jan-1951 Fiorella
AUS
581
75. Jose Luis VIEJO 02-Nov-1949 Kas
ESP
563
76. Rene MARTENS 27-May-1955 C&A
BEL
548
77. Claudio BORTOLOTTO 19-Mar-1952 Sanson
ITA
547
78. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot
FRA
544
79. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
541
80. Rudy PEVENAGE 15-Jun-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
539
81. Roberto CERUTI 10-Nov-1953 Mecap
ITA
536
82. Pedro VILARDEBO 16-Oct-1953 Teka
ESP
534
83. Fausto BERTOGLIO 13-Jan-1949 Selle Royale
ITA
526
84. Andre MOLLET 13-Jul-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
526
85. Raymond MARTIN 22-May-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
520
86. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Bianchi
BEL
519
87. Antonio MENENDEZ 18-Aug-1946 Teka
ESP
508
88. Piet VAN KATWIJK 27-Feb-1950 Raleigh
NED
508
89. Maurice LE GUILLOUX 14-May-1950 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
497
90. Aad VAN DEN HOEK 14-Oct-1951 Raleigh
NED
497
91. Jesus SUAREZ CUEVA 10-Mar-1955 Kas
ESP
492
92. Gilbert CHAUMAZ 12-Jan-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
492
93. Charly ROUXEL 06-Apr-1948 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
491
94. Bernardo ALFONSEL 24-Feb-1954 Teka
ESP
472
95. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas
ESP
466
96. Sebastian POZO 07-Apr-1951 Kas
ESP
465
97. Valerio LUALDI 31-Aug-1951 Bianchi
ITA
463
98. Bernard BOURREAU 02-Sep-1951 Peugeot
FRA
463
99. Juan PUJOL 28-May-1952 Kas
ESP
462
100. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Novostil - Helios
ESP
461
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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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