Steven Rooks

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Steven Rooks
Personal information
Full name Steven Rooks
Born (1960-08-07) 7 August 1960 (age 54)
Oterleek, the Netherlands
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
Mountains Classification
(1988)
Combination classification
(1988, 1989)
2 individual stages

Stage Races

Tour de Luxembourg (1986)

Single-Day Races and Classics

Dutch Road Race Championship
(1991, 1994)
Amstel Gold Race (1986)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1983)
Züri-Metzgete (1988)
Infobox last updated on
July 14, 2011

Steven Rooks (born 7 August 1960 in Oterleek, North Holland) is a former Dutch professional road racing cyclist known for his climbing ability. His professional career ran from 1982–1995.

Accomplishments[edit]

Tour de France[edit]

In the 1988 Tour de France, Rooks finished second and won a finish on L’Alpe d’Huez. He won the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification and the Présence Classification (or combination classification).[1]

In the 1989 Tour, Rooks won Stage 15, a 39 km mountain top time trial to Orcières-Merlette; he finished seventh that year and again won the Présence Classification, the final year of that award.[2]

Major results[edit]

Other victories include the 1983 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the 1986 Tour de Luxembourg and Amstel Gold Race, a stage at the 1987 Tour de Suisse, the 1988 Züri-Metzgete, and 1994 national championship. He finished second at the 1991 World Cycling Championships behind Italy's Gianni Bugno and ahead of Spain's Miguel Indurain.

Doping confession[edit]

On the Dutch TV-show Reporter, Rooks admitted with Maarten Ducrot and Peter Winnen to doping. Rooks said he used testosterone and amphetamines during his 13-year career.[3] In 2009, he admitted using EPO after 1989.[4]

Results[edit]

Source:[5]

1983
Kamerik
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1984
Zuiderzee Derny Tour
1985
Heemskerk
Heerhugowaard
1986
Elsloo
GP de Wallonie
Kloosterzande
Tour de Luxembourg
Valkenswaard
Vuelta a Andalucía
Amstel Gold Race
Tour de France:
9th overall
1987
Eindhoven
 Netherlands National Track Derny Championship
Schijndel
1988
Acht van Chaam
Draai van de Kaai
Nittedal-Oslo
Apeldoorn
Züri-Metzgete
Tour de France:
Winner stage 12
2nd overall
Jersey polkadot.svg Winner Mountains Classification
Jersey combined.svg Combination classification
1989
Mijl van Mares
Tour de France:
Jersey combined.svg Combination classification
Winner stage 15
7th overall
1991
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship
Profronde van Oostvoorne
Valkenswaard
1994
Netherlands Dutch National Road Race Championship

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
gold jersey Vuelta - - WD - - - - - 9 10 - - -
Pink jersey Giro - - - - - WD - 75 - - WD - WD
Yellow jersey Tour WD - 25 9 WD 2 7 33 26 17 WD WD -

WD = Withdrew

Honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "75ème Tour de France 1988" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "76ème Tour de France 1989" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  3. ^ http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/results/2000/jan00/jan1news.shtml
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Steven Rooks profile at Cycling Archives
  6. ^ Sportman van het jaar
  7. ^ Steven Rooks Classic

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Ruud Gullit
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Leo Visser
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Winnen
Dutch National Road Race Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Tristan Hoffman
Preceded by
Erik Breukink
Dutch National Road Race Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Servais Knaven