Jan Krekels

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Jan Krekels
Jan Krekels 1973.jpg
Jan Krekels with his Tour de France bike in 1973
Personal information
Full name Jan Krekels
Born (1947-08-26) 26 August 1947 (age 66)
Sittard, the Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
15 July 2008

Jan Jozef Alfons Franciscus Krekels (born 26 August 1947) is a retired cyclist from the Netherlands. He became Olympic champion in the 100 km team time trial in 1968 with Joop Zoetemelk, René Pijnen and Fedor den Hertog; at the same Games he 11th in the road race.[1] He also won the 19th stage of the Tour de France in 1971 and the prologue of Paris–Nice in 1970. He retired from professional cycling in 1978.[2]

Jan Krekels won three four major races of 1968, including the Tour of Austria, to be selected to the 1968 Olympic team. In 1969 he turned professional. He turned down a contract with the French team, Bic because he did not speak French. He rode instead for a small Dutch team and his career fizzled out.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

1968
Archer International Grand Prix
Omloop der Kempen
Ronde van Overijssel
Österreich-Rundfahrt
Ronde van Limburg
Gold medal icon.svg Olympic Games team time trial
1969
Orchies
1970
Acht van Chaam
1971
Ulestraten
Strombeek-Bever
Tour de France:
Winner stage 19
1972
Simpelveld
Vuelta a Andalucía
1972
Born
1973
Valkenswaard
Born
1974
Beringen
Geetbets
1976
Arendonk
Kloosterzande
Kruiningen
1978
Obbicht
Boxmeer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Krekels. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Jan Krekels profile at Cycling Archives
  3. ^ Jan KREKELS (1947, Nederland). wielersport.slogblog.nl

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