Jef Planckaert

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Jef Planckaert
Personal information
Full name Joseph Planckaert
Born (1934-05-04)4 May 1934
Poperinge, Belgium
Died 22 May 2007(2007-05-22) (aged 73)
Otegem. Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1954–1965
Major wins
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1962)
Omloop Het Volk (1958)
Four Days of Dunkirk (1957, 1960 and 1963)
Infobox last updated on
1 July 2008

Joseph "Jef" Planckaert (Poperinge, 4 May 1934 – Otegem, 22 May 2007[1]) was a Belgian racing cyclist. He is seen as one of the best Belgian cyclists of the 50's and 60's of the twentieth century.

His best season was 1962, when on the citadel of Namen he became Belgian champion, won Paris–Nice and the Tour de Luxembourg, won Liège–Bastogne–Liège and became second in the Tour de France. He also won Omloop Het Volk in 1958, and Four Days of Dunkirk in 1957, 1960 and 1963.

In the Tour de France he finished 6 times in the top 20 in the final standings. In 1961 he won the 6th stage. In 1962, Planckaert wore the yellow jersey for 7 consecutive days. Planckaert ended his career in 1965.

Major victories[edit]

1954
Gent-Staden
GP d'Isbuerges
Liedekerke
Langemark
1955
Omloop der Zuid-West-Vlaamse Bergen
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne
1956
Moorsele
Zwevegem
Kortrijk
1957
Diksmuide
Four days of Dunkirk
Sint-Amands
1958
Trofeo Fenaroli
Omloop Het Volk
Zwevegem
1959
Nationale sluitingsprijs
Beernem
Braine-le-Comte
1960
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne
Four days of Dunkirk
Vichte
1961
Handzame
Gullegem
Oostende
Zwevegem
Wortegem
1962
Bellegem
GP du Parisien
Paris–Nice
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Tour de Luxembourg
 Belgium national road race champion
Zwevegem
Visé
1963
Ploërdut
Handzame
Four days of Dunkirk
Kortrijk
Wortegem
1964
GP du Tournaisis
Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
Wetteren
Kemzeke
1965
Ruiselede

Tour de France[edit]

Teams[edit]

  • 1954 - Alcyon-Dunlop
  • 1955 - Elvé-Peugeot
  • 1956 - Elvé-Peugeot
  • 1957 - Peugeot-BP
  • 1958 - Carpano
  • 1959 - Carpano
  • 1960 - Flandria-Wiel's
  • 1961 - Wiel's-Flandria
  • 1962 - Flandria-Faema
  • 1963 - Faema-Flandria
  • 1964 - Flandria-Romeo
  • 1965 - Solo-Superia

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