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 Individual
1942 Helyett
1943–1945 Metropole
1946 Metropole-Dunlop
1947 Groene Leeuw and Mondia
1948–1949 Mondia and Garin-Wolber
1950 Metropole-Dunlop and Terrot-Wolber
1951 Girardengo and Terrot-Wolber
1952 Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo-Clement
1953 Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo
1954 Girardengo-Eldorado and Peugeot-Dunlop
1955 Elvé-Peugeot
1956 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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