Stan Ockers

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Stan Ockers
Stan Ockers (1951).jpg
Stan Ockers (1951)
Personal information
Full name Constant Ockers
Born (1920-02-03)3 February 1920
Belgium
Died 1 October 1956(1956-10-01) (aged 36)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1941
1942
1943–1945
1946
1947
1948–1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
Individual
Helyett
Metropole
Metropole-Dunlop
Groene Leeuw and Mondia
Mondia and Garin-Wolber
Metropole-Dunlop and Terrot-Wolber
Girardengo and Terrot-Wolber
Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo-Clement
Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo
Girardengo-Eldorado and Peugeot-Dunlop
Elvé-Peugeot
Elvé-Peugeot and Gardengo-Icep
Major wins
Tour de France green jersey (1955, 1956)
World Road Championship (1955)
La Flèche Wallonne (1953, 1955)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1955)
Infobox last updated on
3 January 2008

Constant ("Stan") Ockers (3 February 1920, Borgerhout – 1 October 1956, Antwerp) was a Belgian professional racing cyclist.

He was runner-up in the Tour de France in 1950 and 1952, and the best sprinter in that race in 1955 and 1956. In 1955 he won the Classic "Ardennes double" by winning La Flèche Wallonne and the Liège–Bastogne–Liège in the same year. At this time the races were run on successive days as "Le Weekend Ardennais". He also won the World Cycling Championship that year.

Stan Ockers died after crashing during a track race in Antwerp in 1956. A year later a monument was built in Les Forges, Sprimont, in the south of Belgium.

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