Ferdinand Bracke

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Ferdinand Bracke
Ferdinand Bracke - Tour 1976.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ferdinand Bracke
Born (1939-05-25) 25 May 1939 (age 76)
Hamme, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road/Track
Role Rider
Major wins
1971 Vuelta a España
World Pursuit Champion (1964, 1969)
Infobox last updated on
14 July 2008

Ferdinand Bracke (born 25 May 1939 in Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen but moving to Brussels in childhood) is a former Belgian professional road and track cyclist who is most famous for holding the World Hour Record (48.093 km) and winning the overall title at the 1971 Vuelta a España in front of Wilfried David of Belgium and Luis Ocaña of Spain. He also became world pursuit champion on the track in 1964 and 1969.

Major achievements[edit]

1st, Grand Prix des Nations (ITT
Arc en ciel.svg World Professional Pursuit Champion
1966 – Peugeot-BP-Michelin
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
32nd, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 19 (Chamonix - Saint-Étienne, 264.5 km)
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
Hour Record - 48.093km
3rd, Overall, Tour de France
Arc en ciel.svg World Professional Pursuit Champion
1971 – Peugeot-BP
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
Grand Prix Pino Cerami
77th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 17 (Fleurance - Auch, 38.4 km ITT)

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Preceded by
Roger Rivière
UCI hour record (48.093 km)
30 October 1967-10 October 1968
Succeeded by
Ole Ritter