Rik Van Linden

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Rik Van Linden
Personal information
Full nameRik Van Linden
Born (1949-07-28) 28 July 1949 (age 69)
Wilrijk, Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
1971Hertekamp-Magniflex
1972Van Cauter-Magniflex-de Gribaldy
1973Rokado
1974IJsboerke-Colner
1975–1977Bianchi-Campagnolo
1978–1979Bianchi-Faema
1980DAF Trucks-Lejeune
1981Boule d'Or
1982Hoonved-Bottecchia
1983Batavus-Jos Meesters
Major wins
Paris-Tours (1971,1973)
Tour de France, 4 stages
Tour de France, Points jersey (1975)
Giro d'Italia, 9 stages
Vuelta a España, 2 stages

Rik Van Linden (born 28 July 1949 in Wilrijk, Antwerp) is a Belgian former road bicycle racer who won the points classification in the 1975 Tour de France. He also won several stages in all of the three Grand Tours. He also won the classic cycle race Paris–Tours twice (1971, 1973).

Major results[edit]

1968
 Belgium National Junior Road Race Championship
1969
Omloop van de Grensstreek
1970
 Belgium National Track Omnium Amateur Championship
1971
Denderbelle
Ekeren
Wilrijk
Paris–Tours
1972
Eeklo
Knokke
Koksijde
Londerzeel
Mortsel
Ninove
Sint-Niklaas
Tour de France:
Winner stage 2
1973
Belsele - Puivelde
Brasschaat
Fuenterrabia
1973 Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 7 and 17
Ulestraten
Nijmegen
Tienen
Paris–Tours
1974
Brasschaat
Giro di Sardegna
Mijl van Mares
Ninove
Omloop der Zuid-West-Vlaamse Bergen
Oostrozebeke
Ulvenhout
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 3 and 4
Wilrijk
Wuustwezel
Zwevezele
Duffel
1975
Deinze
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 5
GP Union Dortmund
Luzern
Milano–Vignola
Sint-Niklaas
Tour de France:
Winner stages 1B, 19 and 21
Jersey green.svg Winner points classification
Valkenburg
Wuustwezel
Boxmeer
1976
Aalst
Berlare
Boblingen
Böblingen
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 3 and 15
1976
Heindonk
Milano–Vignola (with Pierino Gavazzi)
Montegrotte
Welkenraedt
Zele
Zwijndrecht
Giro di Campania
Dordrecht
1977
Bilzen
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 2A
Knokke
København
Six days of Milan (with Felice Gimondi)
Mortsel
Niel
Sint-Niklaas
Valkenswaard
Wilrijk
Aarhus
Milano–Torino
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 1, 5 and 6
Milano–Vignola
 Belgium National Track Derny Championship
Sint-Niklaas
1979
Koksijde
 Belgium National Track Derny Championship
1980
Harlingen
1981
Londerzeel
Ruddervoorde

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