Patrick Jonker

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Patrick Jonker
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2004 Tour Down Under winner Jonker celebrates
Personal information
Full name Patrick Jonker
Born (1969-05-25) May 25, 1969 (age 45)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1992
1993-1994
1995-1996
1997–1999
2000
2001-2002
2003
2004
Elk Haus
Novemail-Histor
ONCE
Rabobank
US Postal
BigMat-Auber 93
Van Hemert Groep Cycling
UniSA
Major wins
Tour Down Under (2004)
Route du Sud (1997)
Infobox last updated on
12 December 2012

Patrick Jonker (born May 25, 1969 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is a retired Australian road bicycle racer from Dutch and German ancestry. He was a professional rider from 1993 to 2004. Jonker represented Australia twice at the Summer Olympics, in 1992 and 1996. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1] The highlights of his career include wins in the 1997 Route du Sud, the 1999 Grand Prix de Wallonie and ending his career with a high profile victory in the 2004 Tour Down Under.[2] In 2012, he denied any involvement in doping practices at US Postal during his stint in the team in the 2000 season following the Lance Armstrong doping affair. He stated that the seven titles in the Tour de France that Armstrong won should be voided since the doping tests were unreliable at that time in his opinion.[3]

Palmares[edit]

1993
1st Stage 5 Milk Race
3rd Overall Teleflex Tour
1994
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
4th Overall Route Du Sud. France
6th Overall Midi Libre France
4th National Dutch Road Championships
1995
2nd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
3rd Dutch Food Valley Classic
1996
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 4 Super Bagneres
8th Olympics time trial
1997
1st Overall Route du Sud
2nd Overall Regio-Tour
1998
1st MaillotHolanda.svg Dutch National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
1999
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
2nd Overall Route du Sud
2001
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
3rd GP Ouest-France
4th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
5th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
7th Overall Tour Down Under
2002
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
2003
7th Overall Tour Down Under
2004
1st Overall Tour Down Under

Tour de France[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics
  2. ^ "Tour Down Under". Les Sports Info. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Kumi Taguch (14 October 2012). "Lance Armstrong's team mate 'never saw any doping'". ABC News Australia (2012 ABC). Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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