Stan Ockers

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Stan Ockers
Stan Ockers (1951).jpg
Stan Ockers (1951)
Personal information
Full nameConstant Ockers
Born(1920-02-03)3 February 1920
Belgium
Died1 October 1956(1956-10-01) (aged 36)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
1941Individual
1942Helyett
1943–1945Metropole
1946Metropole-Dunlop
1947Groene Leeuw and Mondia
1948–1949Mondia and Garin-Wolber
1950Metropole-Dunlop and Terrot-Wolber
1951Girardengo and Terrot-Wolber
1952Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo-Clement
1953Peugeot-Dunlop and Girardengo
1954Girardengo-Eldorado and Peugeot-Dunlop
1955Elvé-Peugeot
1956Elvé-Peugeot and Gardengo-Icep
Major wins
Tour de France green jersey (1955, 1956)
World Road Championship (1955)
La Flèche Wallonne (1953, 1955)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1955)

Constant ("Stan") Ockers (3 February 1920 in Borgerhout – 1 October 1956 in Antwerp) was a Belgian professional racing cyclist.

He was runner-up in the Tour de France in 1950 and 1952, and the best sprinter in that race in 1955 and 1956. In 1955 he won the Classic "Ardennes double" by winning La Flèche Wallonne and the Liège–Bastogne–Liège in the same year. At this time the races were run on successive days as "Le Weekend Ardennais". He also won the World Cycling Championship that year.

Stan Ockers died after crashing during a track race in Antwerp in 1956. A year later a monument was built in Les Forges, Sprimont, in the south of Belgium.

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