|Full name||Steven Rooks|
7 August 1960 |
Oterleek, the Netherlands
In the 1988 Tour de France, Rooks finished second and won a finish on L’Alpe d’Huez. He won the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification and the Présence Classification (or combination classification). In the 1989 Tour, Rooks won Stage 15, a 39 km mountain top time trial to Orcières-Merlette; he finished seventh that year and again won the Présence Classification, the final year of that award.
Other victories include the 1983 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the 1986 Tour de Luxembourg and Amstel Gold Race, a stage at the 1987 Tour de Suisse, the 1988 Züri-Metzgete, and 1994 national championship. He finished second at the 1991 World Cycling Championships behind Italy's Gianni Bugno and ahead of Spain's Miguel Indurain.
On the Dutch TV-show Reporter, Rooks admitted with Maarten Ducrot and Peter Winnen to doping. Rooks said he used testosterone and amphetamines during his 13-year career. In 2009, he admitted using EPO after 1989.
- 1st Kamerik (Critérium)
- 1st Zuiderzee Derny Tour
- 1st Heemskerk (Critérium)
- 1st Heerhugowaard (Critérium)
- 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
- 1st Amstel Gold Race
- 1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
- 1st Elsloo (Critérium)
- 1st Kloosterzande (Critérium)
- 1st Valkenswaard (Critérium)
- 9th Overall Tour de France
- 1st National Track Derny Championship
- 1st Eindhoven (Critérium)
- 1st Schijndel (Critérium)
- 1st Züri-Metzgete
- 1st Acht van Chaam (Critérium)
- 1st Draai van de Kaai (Critérium)
- 1st Nittedal-Oslo (Critérium)
- 1st Apeldoorn (Critérium)
- 2nd Overall Tour de France
- 1st Mijl van Mares (Critérium)
- 7th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Combination classification
- 1st Stage 15
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Vuelta a España||—||—||DNF||—||—||—||—||—||9||10||—||—||—|
|Tour de France||DNF||—||25||9||DNF||2||7||33||26||17||DNF||DNF||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- In 1988, Rooks was Dutch Sportsman of the year.
- Since 2004, Maastricht, the Steven Rooks Classic, an amateur race, is organised in his honor.
- "75ème Tour de France 1988" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- "76ème Tour de France 1989" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- Steven Rooks profile at Cycling Archives
- Sportman van het jaar
- Steven Rooks Classic
- Sportsmarketing, the Company of Steven Rooks
- The Steven Rooks Classic
- Official Tour de France results for Steven Rooks
|Dutch Sportsman of the Year
|Dutch National Road Race Champion