John Talen

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John Talen
John Talen 1986.jpg
John Talen in 1986
Personal information
Full name John Talen
Born (1965-01-18) 18 January 1965 (age 52)
Meppel, the Netherlands
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1987–1990 Panasonic–Isostar
1991–1992 PDM–Concorde
1993 TVM–Bison Kit
1994–1995 Mercatone Uno–Medeghini
1996–1997 Foreldorado
1999 Batavus
2000 Telekom Malaysia Cycling Team
2000 Spar
Major wins
100 km Team Time Trial World Championships
Dwars door Vlaanderen

John Talen (born 18 January 1965) is a former road racing cyclist from the Netherlands, who was a professional from 1987 to 2000. As an amateur he won the world title in the 100 km team time trial, alongside Rob Harmeling, Tom Cordes and Gerrit de Vries, and finished second in the individual road race.[1]

His biggest individual success as a pro was winning Dwars door Vlaanderen (1988) and the Scheldeprijs (1990). Talen rode in three editions of the Tour de France. In the 1994 Tour de France, he was last in the general classification, the lanterne rouge.[2]

Tour de France[edit]


  1. ^ "Dutch Team Loses Cyclist, Wins Trial". Los Angeles Times. 5 September 1986. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  2. ^ John Talen profile at Cycling Archives