Frans Maassen

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Frans Maassen
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Personal information
Full nameFranciscus Albertus Antonius
Johannes Maassen
Born (1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 54)
Haelen, the Netherlands
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1987–1989Superconfext
1990–1992Buckler
1993–1994WordPerfect
1995Novell

Franciscus ("Frans") Albertus Antonius Johannes Maassen (born 27 January 1965 in Haelen, Limburg) is a directeur sportif. He was a professional road racing cyclist between 1987 and 1995. He completed seven Tour de France stage races, twice won the Tour of Belgium,[1] and won the 1994 Tour de Luxembourg.

Since 2005, Maassen has been the assistant directeur sportif of the Rabobank, a Netherlands-based UCI ProTour team.

Major results[edit]

1986
2nd Overall Tour of Sweden
1987
1st Stage 2 Danmark Rundt
2nd GP du Canton d'Argovie
7th Brussels–Ingooigem
8th Tour Méditerranéen
1988
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stages 3a & 3b (ITT)
1st Prologue Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 2 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Stage 4a Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 6a Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
6th Overall Tour of Sweden
1989
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Wincanton Classic
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
2nd Milan–San Remo
3rd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
4th UCI Road World Cup
4th De Brabantse Pijl
1990
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Prologue & Stage 5a (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 6 (ITT)
1st De Brabantse Pijl
1st Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Stage 1 Tour de France
2nd Overall Tour of Sweden
1st Stages 2 & 3
3rd Druivenkoers Overijse
4th Gent–Wevelgem
6th Overall Nissan Classic
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Rund um den Henninger Turm
1991
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ronde van Nederland
1st Stage 2b (ITT)
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Stage 5b Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
3rd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
3rd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
4th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 5
5th Tour of Flanders
5th Circuit des Frontières
6th UCI Road World Cup
6th Grand Prix des Nations
10th Wincanton Classic
1992
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne
Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stages 2 & 3b (ITT)
1st Stage 3 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
2nd Paris–Brussels
2nd Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
2nd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
5th Tour of Flanders
5th GP Ouest–France
8th Paris–Tours
1993
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Stage 4 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a Andalucia
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Circuit des Frontières
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
5th De Brabantse Pijl
6th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
7th Rund um den Henninger Turm
10th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1994
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
3rd Veenendaal–Veenendaal Classic
1995
1st Profronde van Heerlen
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Rund um Köln
6th Overall Ronde van Nederland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour of Belgium past winners". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Pieters
Dutch National Road Race Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Peter Winnen