Joop Zoetemelk

Joop Zoetemelk

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General Classification 1980)
Combination classification (1973)
10 individual stages
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1979)
Mountains Classification (1971)
3 individual stages

Stage Races

Paris-Nice (1974, 1975, 1979)
Tour de Romandie (1973)
Tirreno–Adriatico (1985)
Critérium International (1979)

Single-Day Races and Classics

World Road Race Champion (1985)
Dutch Road Race Championship (1971, 1973)
Amstel Gold Race (1987)
La Flèche Wallonne (1976)
Paris-Tours (1977, 1979)
Medal record
Competitor for the Netherlands
Road bicycle racing
Olympic Games
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team time trial
World Championships
Gold 1985 Giavera di Montello Professional road race
Infobox last updated on
July 14, 2011

Hendrik Gerardus Jozef "Joop" Zoetemelk (born 3 December 1946) is a retired professional racing cyclist from the Netherlands who has emigrated to France. He started, and finished, the Tour de France 16 times - a record, equalled only by George Hincapie in 2012. He won the race in 1980 and also came eighth, fifth, fourth (three times) and second (six times). He won the world professional road championship in 1985 at 38. He retired from the sport to run a hotel at Meaux, near Paris, France.

Read more about Joop Zoetemelk:  Early Life and Career, Professional Career, Doping, Assessment, Personal Life and Retirement, Recognition, Palmarès

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