Claude Criquielion

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Claude Criquielion
Deux-Acren (Lessines) - Grand Prix Criquielion, 17 mai 2014, arrivée (B12).JPG
Personal information
Full name Claude Criquielion
Born (1957-01-11) 11 January 1957 (age 57)
Lessines, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1979
1980
1981–1982
1983
1984
1985–1989
1990–1991
Kas-Campagnolo
Splendor-Admiral
Splendor-Wickes
Euro-shop
Splendor
Hitachi
Lotto
Managerial team(s)
2000–2004
2005-
Lotto
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
Major wins
1984 World Road Race Championship
La Flèche Wallonne (1985, 1989)
Tour of Flanders (1987)
Infobox last updated on
8 May 2009

Claude Criquielion (born 11 January 1957 in Lessines, Hainaut) is a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer who raced between 1979 and 1990. In 1984, Criquielion became the world road race champion in Barcelona, Spain on a gruelling course. He had five top-ten finishes in the Tour de France.

Criquielion was well placed to win a medal in the 1988 world road race championship in Belgium. However, he crashed in sight of the line when another competitor, Steve Bauer of Canada, clashed with him. The third rider, Maurizio Fondriest, went on to win. Bauer was disqualified and Criquielion sued Bauer for assault, asking for $1.5 million in damages in a case that lasted more than three years before the judge ruled in Bauer's favor.

Criquielion was directeur sportif of the Lotto-Adecco team from 2000 to 2004. His son, Mathieu Criquielion, turned professional for the Landbouwkrediet-Colnago team in 2005; Claude Criquielion became the team's manager.

Palmarès[edit]

1991
7th overall, Paris–Nice
2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
2nd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1990
2nd, Tour du Haut Var
8th, Tour of Flanders
6th Giro di Lombardia
 Belgium National Cycling Championship
1989
5th, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
1st, La Flèche Wallonne
2nd, Amstel Gold Race
7th Giro d'Italia
1988
1st, Critérium des As
5th, Gent–Wevelgem
3rd, Amstel Gold Race
8th, Championnat de Zurich
1987
1st Memorial Samyn
10th overall, Paris–Nice
1st Tour of Flanders
2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th, Giro di Lombardia
1986
1st, GP du Midi Libre
8th, Tour of Flanders
3rd, La Flèche Wallonne
4th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th, Amstel Gold Race
1st overall, 1st mountains, 1st combined, Tour of Romandie
1985
6th, Tour of Flanders
1st, La Flèche Wallonne
2nd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th, Amstel Gold Race
1984
1st, GP Eddy Merckx
7th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th, Giro di Lombardia
Arc en ciel.svg1984 World Road Race Championship
1983
8th, Tour du Haut Var
1st, Clásica de San Sebastián
1982
5th overall, Paris–Nice
1st, Brabantse Pijl
4th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th, Giro di Lombardia

Tour de France results[edit]

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