Henk Nijdam

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Henk Nijdam
Henk Nijdam (1964).jpg
Henk Nijdam in 1964
Personal information
Full name Henk Nijdam
Born (1935-08-26)26 August 1935
Eelderwolde, the Netherlands
Died 30 April 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 73)
Breda, the Netherlands
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Discipline Track/Road
Role Rider
Major wins
World champion Track Pursuit (1962)
2 stages Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
1 May 2009

Henk Nijdam (26 August 1935 – 30 April 2009) was a Dutch road and track cyclist. On track, he finished in fifth place in the 4 km team pursuit at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1] He also won a gold and a bronze medals in the individual pursuit at world championships in 1962 and 1963.[2]

His best achievements on the road were winning the Olympia's Tour in 1964 and two stages of the Tour de France in 1964 and 1966.[2]

Nijdam was the father of cyclist Jelle Nijdam.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1960
 Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
1961
Arc en ciel.svg Amateur World Track Pursuit Championship
Ronde van Midden-Nederland
1962
Arc en ciel.svg World Track Pursuit Championship
Olympia's Tour
1964
Tour de France:
Winner stage 6
Oirschot
Made
1965
Maarheeze
Mijl van Mares
Kwaadmechelen
1966
Eeklo
 Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
Nationale Sluitingsprijs
Ulvenhout
Valkenswaard
Tour de France:
Winner stage 20
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 8, 10B and 16
1967
Beervelde
 Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
Vuelta a España:
Winner stage 12
1968
Essen
Kortenhoef
Rijkevorsel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henk Nijdam. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Henk Nijdam profile at Cycling Archives

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Anton Geesink
Henk van der Grift
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1962
Succeeded by
Peter Post