Edwig Van Hooydonck

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Edwig Van Hooydonck
Personal information
Full name Edwig Van Hooydonck
Born (1966-08-04) 4 August 1966 (age 47)
Ekeren, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Professional team(s)
1986
1987–1989
1990–1992
1993–1994
1995
1996
Kwantum Hallen-Yoko
Superconfex-Yoko
Buckler
Wordperfect
Novell
Rabobank
Major wins
Tour of Flanders (1989, 1991)
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Brabantse Pijl (1987, 1991, 1993, 1995)
Infobox last updated on
27 September 2007

Edwig Van Hooydonck (born 4 August 1966 in Ekeren) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. He won the prestigious Tour of Flanders twice and Brabantse Pijl four times. He retired from professional cycling because he felt he could no longer compete with other cyclists, who were at the time starting to dope themselves, without himself cheating too. At this time Erythropoietin (EPO) was becoming a widely used doping agent in the sport.[1][2]

One minor innovation in cycling credited to Van Hooydonk are three quarter length bibshorts. After he had aggravated a knee problem during the 1989 Tour of Flanders, he had cycling shorts made that stretched below the knee, as an alternative to bandaging the knee.[3][4]

Major achievements[edit]

1986
1st, Tour of Flanders U23
1987
1st, Brabantse Pijl
1st, Stage 5, Ronde van Nederland
1988
1st, GP Eddy Merckx
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, Prologue
1st, Stage 4, Tour Méditerranéen
1989
1st, Grand Prix de Denain
1st, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st, Tour of Flanders
1990
1st, Dwars door Vlaanderen
1991
1st, Brabantse Pijl
1st, Grand Prix de la Libération
1st, Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st, Tour of Flanders
1st, Schaal Sels
1992
1st, Grand Prix de Denain
1st, Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st, Stage 4, Étoile de Bessèges
1st, Stage 3, Tour of Ireland
1st, Stage 6, Vuelta a España
1993
1st, Brabantse Pijl
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Romandie
1st, Stage 3b, Tour de Luxembourg
1995
1st, Brabantse Pijl

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] inrng.com
  2. ^ [2] Velominati › Awesome Belgian Guys: Edwig Van Hooydonk Sep 3 2012
  3. ^ [3] cycling 3/4 Bib Shorts | Rapha
  4. ^ [4] The Bosberg SATURDAY, 2 APRIL 2011 inrng.com

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