Leo van Vliet

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Leo van Vliet
Leo van Vliet.jpg
Leo van Vliet in 1976
Personal information
Full name Leonardus Quirinus Machutus van Vliet
Born (1955-11-15) 15 November 1955 (age 61)
Honselersdijk, the Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1978 Miko-Mercier
1979–1983 TI–Raleigh
1984–1986 Kwantum Hallen-Yoko
Major wins
Gent–Wevelgem (1983)
1 stage 1979 Tour de France

Leonardus Quirinus Machutus ("Leo") van Vliet (born 15 November 1955) was a professional racing cyclist from 1978 to 1986. He came in 40th in the road race at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.[1]

Van Vliet's biggest success was the 1983 Gent–Wevelgem. He also won the seventh stage of the 1979 Tour de France. After his career, he became the director of the only Dutch cycling classic, the Amstel Gold Race. He is not related to another Dutch cyclist of the 1980s, Teun van Vliet.

Tour de France results[edit]

Major results[edit]

1976
Olympia's Tour
1977
Omloop der Kempen
Ronde van Limburg
1978
Santpoort
1979
GP de Wallonie
Hengelo
Tour de France:
Winner stage 7
Made
Profronde van Wateringen
Kortenhoef
1980
GP Barjac
GP Stad Vilvoorde
Hansweert
La Marseillaise
Largentière
Maarheze
Mijl van Mares
Profronde van Pijnacker
Steenwijk
Valkenburg
1982
Gouden Pijl Emmen
Kloosterzande
Petegem-aan-de-Leie
Sint-Willebrord
Profronde van Wateringen
1983
 Netherlands National Track Points Race Championship
Four Days of Dunkirk
Schijndel
Valkenburg
Gent–Wevelgem
Leende
1984
Dongen
Hansweert
Kortenhoef
1985
Maasland
Tiel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leo van Vliet. sports-reference.com

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