Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Francesco MOSER 19-Jun-1951 Sanson - Columbus
ITA
4011
2. Bernard HINAULT 14-Nov-1954 Renault - Gitane
FRA
3898
3. Joop ZOETEMELK 03-Dec-1946 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
NED
2813
4. Gerrie KNETEMANN 06-Mar-1951 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
2385
5. Jan RAAS 08-Nov-1952 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
2351
6. Giuseppe SARONNI 22-Sep-1957 Scic
ITA
2301
7. Freddy MAERTENS 13-Feb-1952 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
2299
8. Gibi BARONCHELLI 06-Sep-1953 Scic
ITA
2032
9. Hennie KUIPER 03-Feb-1949 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
1986
10. Michel POLLENTIER 13-Feb-1951 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
1953
11. Johan DE MUYNCK 30-May-1948 Bianchi - Faema
BEL
1898
12. Ferdi VAN DEN HAUTE 25-Jun-1952 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
1825
13. Roger DE VLAEMINCK 24-Aug-1947 Sanson - Columbus
BEL
1648
14. Joseph BRUYERE 05-Oct-1948 C&A
BEL
1629
15. Michel LAURENT 10-Aug-1953 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1620
16. Didi THURAU 09-Nov-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
GER
1561
17. Henk LUBBERDING 04-Aug-1953 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
1531
18. Mariano MARTINEZ 20-Sep-1948 Jobo - Spidel - La Roue d'Or
FRA
1525
19. Francisco GALDOS 06-May-1947 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
1328
20. Paul WELLENS 27-Jun-1952 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
BEL
1276
21. Bernt JOHANSSON 18-Apr-1953 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
SWE
1217
22. Yves HEZARD 20-Oct-1948 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1191
23. Wladimiro PANIZZA 05-Jun-1945 Vibor
ITA
1159
24. Jacques ESCLASSAN 03-Sep-1948 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
1091
25. Sven Ake NILSSON 13-Sep-1951 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
SWE
1038
26. Pierino GAVAZZI 04-Dec-1950 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
ITA
1025
27. Jean Luc VANDENBROUCKE 31-May-1955 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
BEL
1006
28. Willy TEIRLINCK 10-Aug-1948 Renault - Gitane
BEL
1001
29. Alfio VANDI 07-Dec-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
985
30. Miguel Maria LASA 01-Nov-1947 Teka
ESP
969
31. Johan VAN DER VELDE 12-Dec-1956 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
965
32. Joaquim AGOSTINHO 07-Apr-1943 Flandria - Velda - Lano
POR
957
33. Klaus Peter THALER 14-May-1949 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
GER
949
34. Jose Enrique CIMA 16-Jun-1952 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
902
35. Christian SEZNEC 19-Nov-1952 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
902
36. Eulalio GARCIA 11-May-1951 Teka
ESP
887
37. Sean KELLY 24-May-1956 Flandria - Velda - Lano
IRL
874
38. Walter PLANCKAERT 08-Apr-1948 C&A
BEL
870
39. Jean Rene BERNAUDEAU 08-Jul-1956 Renault - Gitane
FRA
846
40. Enrique MARTINEZ HEREDIA 27-Jan-1953 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
828
41. Herman VAN SPRINGEL 14-Aug-1943 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
BEL
783
42. Joseph FUCHS 24-Jul-1948 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
SUI
782
43. Walter GODEFROOT 02-Jul-1943 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
780
44. Yvon BERTIN 09-Apr-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
778
45. Jacques BOSSIS 22-Dec-1952 Renault - Gitane
FRA
768
46. Ronald DE WITTE 21-Oct-1946 Sanson - Columbus
BEL
755
47. Pierre Raymond VILLEMIANE 12-Mar-1951 Renault - Gitane
FRA
750
48. Vicente BELDA 12-Sep-1954 Transmallorca - Flavia - Gios
ESP
738
49. Jose NAZABAL MIMENDIA 01-Jul-1951 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
727
50. Marc DEMEYER 19-Apr-1950 Flandria - Velda - Lano
BEL
708
51. Jos JACOBS 28-Jan-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
697
52. Giuseppe MARTINELLI 11-Mar-1955 Magniflex - Torpado
ITA
696
53. Ludo PEETERS 09-Aug-1953 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
693
54. Godi SCHMUTZ 26-Oct-1954 Willora - Piz Buin - Mairag
SUI
686
55. Alfredo CHINETTI 11-Jul-1949 Selle Royal - Inoxpran
ITA
686
56. Bruno WOLFER 10-Sep-1954 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
678
57. Jos SCHIPPER 10-Jun-1951 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C.
NED
656
58. Giovanni BATTAGLIN 22-Jul-1951 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
ITA
654
59. Guido VAN CALSTER 06-Feb-1956 C&A
BEL
646
60. Knut KNUDSEN 12-Oct-1950 Bianchi - Faema
NOR
645
61. Andres OLIVA 07-Dec-1948 Teka
ESP
629
62. Javier ELORRIAGA 03-Dec-1947 Teka
ESP
629
63. Pedro TORRES 27-Apr-1949 Teka
ESP
622
64. Rene BITTINGER 09-Oct-1954 Flandria - Velda - Lano
FRA
612
65. Roberto VISENTINI 02-Jun-1957 Vibor
ITA
609
66. Wilfried WESEMAEL 13-Jan-1950 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
BEL
600
67. Pierre BAZZO 17-Jan-1954 Lejeune - BP
FRA
589
68. Andre DIERICKX 29-Oct-1947 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
585
69. Gregor BRAUN 31-Dec-1955 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
GER
584
70. Lucien VAN IMPE 20-Oct-1946 C&A
BEL
579
71. Carmelo BARONE 03-Apr-1956 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
ITA
578
72. Uelli SUTTER 16-Mar-1947 Zonca - Santini - Chicago Jeans
SUI
560
73. Jose PESARRODONA 01-Feb-1946 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
559
74. Clyde SEFTON 20-Jan-1951 Fiorella - Mocassini - Citroën
AUS
543
75. Jose Luis VIEJO 02-Nov-1949 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
527
76. Rene MARTENS 27-May-1955 C&A
BEL
512
77. Claudio BORTOLOTTO 19-Mar-1952 Sanson - Columbus
ITA
512
78. Jean Pierre DANGUILLAUME 25-May-1946 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
509
79. Barry HOBAN 05-Feb-1940 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
GBR
506
80. Rudy PEVENAGE 15-Jun-1954 IJsboerke - Gios
BEL
504
81. Roberto CERUTI 10-Nov-1953 Mecap - Selle Italia
ITA
501
82. Pedro VILARDEBO 16-Oct-1953 Teka
ESP
499
83. Fausto BERTOGLIO 13-Jan-1949 Selle Royal - Inoxpran
ITA
492
84. Andre MOLLET 13-Jul-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
492
85. Raymond MARTIN 22-May-1949 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
486
86. Rik VAN LINDEN 28-Jul-1949 Bianchi - Faema
BEL
485
87. Antonio MENENDEZ 18-Aug-1946 Teka
ESP
475
88. Piet VAN KATWIJK 27-Feb-1950 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
475
89. Maurice LE GUILLOUX 14-May-1950 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
465
90. Aad VAN DEN HOEK 14-Oct-1951 TI - Raleigh - Mac Gregor
NED
465
91. Jesus SUAREZ CUEVA 10-Mar-1955 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
460
92. Gilbert CHAUMAZ 12-Jan-1953 Renault - Gitane
FRA
460
93. Charly ROUXEL 06-Apr-1948 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson
FRA
459
94. Bernardo ALFONSEL 24-Feb-1954 Teka
ESP
441
95. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ LINARES 25-Feb-1946 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
436
96. Sebastian POZO 07-Apr-1951 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
435
97. Valerio LUALDI 31-Aug-1951 Bianchi - Faema
ITA
433
98. Bernard BOURREAU 02-Sep-1951 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin
FRA
433
99. Juan PUJOL 28-May-1952 Kas - Campagnolo
ESP
432
100. Gonzalo AJA 13-Jul-1946 Novostil - Helios
ESP
431
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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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