Léon van Bon

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Léon van Bon
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Personal information
Full name Léon Hendrik Jan van Bon
Born (1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 42)
Asperen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1994–2000
2001
2002–2006
2007
2008–2013
WordPerfect-Colnago-Decca
Mercury
Lotto-Adecco
Rabobank
Trek-Marco Polo
Major wins
Tour de France, 2 stages
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
HEW Cyclassics (1998)
Ronde van Nederland (2001)
Infobox last updated on
24 August 2013

Léon Hendrik Jan van Bon (born January 28, 1972 in Asperen, Gelderland) is a retired road racing cyclist from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the men's points race at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He won his first major race at the professionals in 1998, winning the HEW Cyclassics. In 2001 he claimed the overall-victory in the Ronde van Nederland. Van Bon retired in 2013.[1]

Palmares[edit]

1988
MaillotHolanda.PNG U17 Pursuit Champion
MaillotHolanda.PNG U17 Sprint Champion
1989
MaillotHolanda.PNG U19 Pursuit Champion
MaillotHolanda.PNG U19 Points Race Champion
MaillotHolanda.PNG U19 Sprint Champion
1990
MaillotHolanda.PNG U19 Points Race Champion
MaillotHolanda.PNG U19 Sprint Champion
Silver medal icon.svg World U19 Points Race Championship
1991
MaillotHolanda.PNG Amateur Points Race Champion
2nd, National Time Trial Championship
2nd, National Amateur Pursuit Championship
1992
MaillotHolanda.PNG Madison Champion
MaillotHolanda.PNG Amateur Points Race Champion
2nd, Olympic Games, Points Race
2nd, National Amateur Pursuit Championship
2nd, Overall, Olympia's Tour
Winner Prologue
1993
1st, Stages 1 & 7, Tour de l'Avenir
1994
1st, Tour de la Haute-Sambre
2nd, National Points Race Championship
1995
1st, Stage 7, DuPont Tour
3rd, Overall, PostGirot Open
1996
1st, Overall, Wien-Rabenstein-Gresten-Wien
1st, Stage 4, DuPont Tour
1st, Stage 1, Tirreno–Adriatico
1997
1st, Omloop der Vlaamse Ardennen
1st, Amsterdam RAI Derny Race
1st, Stage 18, Vuelta a España
Bronze medal icon.svg World Road Race Championship
9th, Paris–Tours
1998
1st, HEW Cyclassics
1st, Stage 9, Tour de France
2nd, World Cup
3rd, National Road Race Championship
4th, Paris–Roubaix
8th, Clásica de San Sebastián
1999
1st, Stage 1, Prudential Tour
6th, Milan – San Remo
6th, Paris–Roubaix
6th, Amstel Gold Race
8th, Paris–Tours
2000
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch National Road Race Championship
1st, Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
1st, Stage 6, Tour de France
7th, Tour of Flanders
Peperbus Profspektakel
2001
1st, Overall, Ronde van Nederland
1st, First Union Invitational
2nd, Gent–Wevelgem
2002
1st, Stage 4, Tour de Suisse
2003
1st, Veenendaal–Veenendaal
1st, Stage 3, Deutschland Tour
2004
1st, Stage 3, Paris–Nice
1st, Stage 5, Ronde van Nederland
4th, Tour of Flanders
7th, Paris–Roubaix
10th, World Cup
2005
MaillotHolanda.PNG National Road Race Championships
6th, Paris–Roubaix
8th, Tour of Flanders
2007
1st, Nokere Koerse
2012
3rd National Track Championships, Madison (with Geert Jan Jonkman)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strater, Ronald (19 June 2013). "Wielrenner van Bon neemt afscheid bij profronde Etten-Leur" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maarten den Bakker
Dutch National Road Race Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Jans Koerts
Preceded by
Erik Dekker
Dutch National Road Race Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Michael Boogerd