Eddy Planckaert

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Eddy Planckaert
Personal information
Full name Eddy Planckaert
Born (1958-09-22) 22 September 1958 (age 55)
Nevele, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Major wins
Omloop Het Volk 1984+1985
Tour de France green jersey 1988
Tour of Flanders 1988
Paris–Roubaix 1990
Infobox last updated on
16 April 2007

Eddy Planckaert (b. Nevele, 22 September 1958) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. In 1988, Planckaert enjoyed perhaps his best year by capturing the green jersey (points competition) at the 1988 Tour de France and winning the Tour of Flanders. In 1990, he won Paris–Roubaix, his second monumental classic, with the closest finish in the race's history beating Canadian Steve Bauer by less than a cm.[1] More than 10 years after his cycling career, the former racer got back into the public eye with a long running reality TV show about his family life, on Vtm.

Eddy is the brother of fellow cyclists: Willy and Walter Planckaert. Eddy is also the uncle of Jo Planckaert and the father of Francesco Planckaert.

Major achievements[edit]

1981
Tour de France:
Winner stage 14
1982
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 1A, 1B, 2 and 12
1983
Brabantse Pijl
1984
Tour of Belgium (and 3 stage wins)
Omloop Het Volk
Stage 3, Paris–Nice
Stage 1, Paris–Nice
Étoile de Bessèges
1985
Omloop Het Volk
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 1 and 4
1986
Tour de France:
Winner stage 8
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 3 and 7
1987
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Stage 2, Paris–Nice
1988
Tour of Flanders
Tour de France:
Jersey green.svg Winner Points Classification
1989
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
1990
Paris–Roubaix
Stage 7, Tirreno–Adriatico

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birnie, Lionel (5 April 2010). "Cycle Sport's Classic Race: 1990 Paris-Roubaix". Cycling weekly. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 

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