Daniel Willems

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Daniel Willems
Personal information
Full name Daniel Willems
Born (1956-08-16)16 August 1956
Herentals, Belgium
Died 2 September 2016(2016-09-02) (aged 60)
Vorselaar, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1978–1980 Ijsboerke
1981 Capri Sonne-Koga Miyata
1982–1983 Boule d'Or
1984 Murella
1985 Safir-Van de Ven
Major wins
La Flèche Wallonne (1981)
Paris–Tours (1980)
Tour de France, 4 stages

Daniel Willems (16 August 1956 – 2 September 2016)[1] was a Belgian road bicycle racer. Health problems ended his career in 1986. He competed in the team time trial event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2]

Major results[edit]

1976
 Belgium National Military Road Race Champion
1977
 Belgium National Amateur Road Race Champion
1st, Overall, Ruban Granitier Breton
1978
1st, Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
1st, Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
1st, criterium Stekene
1979
1st, Rund um den Henninger-Turm
1st, Overall, Tour of Belgium
Winner Stage 4b
1st, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
Winner Stage 4b
1st, Brabantse Pijl
1st, Scheldeprijs
1st, Omloop van het Leiedal
1st, Omloop van Oost-Vlaanderen
1st, criteriums Purnode, Kalmthout, Zele & Herselt
3rd, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd, Tour of Flanders
4th, GP d'Automne
5th, Overall, Paris–Nice
1980
1st, Paris–Tours
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
Winner Stages 3 & 5a
1st, Ronde van Limburg
1st, Boucles de l'Aulne
1st, criteriums Oostkamp, De Haan, Humbeek, Lede, Kalmthout, Zingem & Rummen
2nd, Overall, Tour of Belgium
Winner Stage 5
5th, Overall, Tour de Suisse
Winner Prologue, stages 1, 2, 3, 4a & 4b
5th, Züri-Metzgete
1981
1st, Flèche Wallonne
1st, GP d'Antibes
1st, Critérium des As
1st, criteriums Wielsbeke, Booischot, Heist-op-den-Berg, Neder-Over-Heembeek & Bilzen
1st, Hamburg (with Dietrich Thurau)
1st, Stages 11 & 19, Tour de France
1st, Stage 3, GP du Midi-Libre
1st, Stage 1a, Tour of Belgium
1st, Stage 3, Tour de l'Aude
5th, Overall, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
Winner Stages 1, 4 & 5
1982
1st, Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
1st, criteriums Partinico, Kruishoutem, Ronse & Herselt
1st, Stages 1 & 2a, Tour Midi-Pyrénées
1st, Stage 1, Four Days of Dunkirk
2nd, Overall, Three Days of De Panne
Winner Stage 4
7th, Overall, Tour de France:
Winner Stages 2 & 20
1983
1st, criteriums Moerbeke & Buggenhout

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Ex-Tourritwinnaar Daniel Willems overleden, Het Laatste Nieuws, 3 September 2016
  2. ^ "Daniel Willems Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 

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