Rudy Pevenage

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Rudy Pévenage
Personal information
Full name Rudy Pévenage
Nickname de rosse van Moerbeke
Born (1954-06-15) 15 June 1954 (age 59)
 Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1976-1980
1981-1982
1983-1986
1987-1988
IJsboerke
Capri Sonne
Del Tongo
Superconfex
Managerial team(s)
1989
1990-1993
1994-2002
2003
2006
2009
Histor
La William
Telekom
Coast/Bianchi
T-Mobile
Rock Racing
Major wins
Tour de France 1980: 2nd stage
Winner points classification
Infobox last updated on
8 February 2007

Rudy Pévenage (Moerbeke, 15 June 1954) is a former Belgian cyclist, and later in his career team coach of cycling teams such as Histor, La William, Team Bianchi and T-Mobile Team.

Pévenage was a professional cyclist from 1976 until 1988. His largest success was in the Tour de France: he won one stage and was crowned best sprinter. In 1979 he reached second place in the Tour de Suisse. He also spent nine days in the Yellow Jersey. His nickname was de rosse van Moerbeke.

After his cycling career, Pévenage became a team manager. Pévenage was team manager of Deutsche Telekom when Jan Ullrich started his career. In 2002, when Ullrich was forced to leave the team, Pévenage followed Ullrich to his new team Bianchi. After a good 2003 Tour de France, Ullrich returned to Telekom, without Pévenage.[1] In 2006, Pévenage returned to Telekom (then renamed T-Mobile). When Ullrich was suspected of using illegal doping in Operación Puerto and was fired by T-Mobile Team, Pévenage also had to leave. He was rumoured to have worked as a connection between Ullrich and the Spanish Eufemiano Fuentes.[2]

Major achievements[edit]

1977
Winner Brussels-Bever
Winner GP E5
Winner Viane
Winner Nederename
1978
Winner Malderen
1979
Tour de France:
23rd place overall classification
Winner Viane
1980
Tour de France:
42nd place overall classification
Winner 2nd stage
Winner points classification (Jersey green.svg Green Jersey)
Winner intermediate sprints classification
Winner Bilzen criterium
Winner Omloop van West-Brabant
Winner Schendelbeke
Winner Vielsalm
1981
Tour de France:
75th place overall classification
Winner Druivenkoers
Winner Berner Rundfahrt
Winner Lichtervelde
1982
Tour de France:
73rd place overall classification
Winner Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
Winner Joeuf
1983
Winner Herne
1984
Winner Viane
1985
Winner Fellbach

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ""Preparing for next season sooner", An interview with Rudy Pevenage". Deutsche Welle. 2004-11-09. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  2. ^ "T-Mobile Sacks Ullrich Mentor". Deutsche Welle. 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 

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