Eddy Planckaert

Eddy Planckaert (born 22 September 1958 in Nevele) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. In 1988, Planckaert enjoyed perhaps his best year by capturing the green jersey (points competition) at the 1988 Tour de France and winning the Tour of Flanders. In 1990, he won Paris–Roubaix, his second monumental classic, with the closest finish in the race's history beating Canadian Steve Bauer by less than a cm.[1] A strong sprinter, Planckaert is one of the riders with stage wins at all three cycling Grand Tours.[2]

Eddy Planckaert
Eddy Planckaert bedankt Fons De Wolf, Dwars door België 1988, Waregem, Maurice Terryn (collectie KOERS. Museum van de Wielersport).jpg
Eddy Planckaert give thanks to Fons De Wolf, Dwars door België 1988 (Maurice Terryn, collection KOERS. Museum van de Wielersport)
Personal information
Full nameEddy Planckaert
Born (1958-09-22) 22 September 1958 (age 62)
Nevele, Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Major wins
Omloop Het Volk 1984, 1985
Tour de France green jersey 1988
Tour of Flanders 1988
Paris–Roubaix 1990

Eddy Planckaert is the brother of fellow cyclists Willy and Walter Planckaert. Eddy is also the uncle of Jo Planckaert and the father of Francesco Planckaert. More than 10 years after his cycling career, the former racer got back into the public eye with a long running reality TV show about his family life, on Vtm.

Cobble stone memorizing Planckaert's 1990 win in Paris–Roubaix

After the 2016 Paris-Roubaix, Planckaert declared that second-placed Tom Boonen should have made a deal with eventual winner Matthew Hayman in order to fix the race and let Boonen win.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1981
Stage 14 Tour de France:
1982
Stages 1a, 1b, 2 and 12 Vuelta a España:
1983
Brabantse Pijl
1984
Tour of Belgium (and 3 stage wins)
Omloop Het Volk
Stage 3, Paris–Nice
Stage 1, Paris–Nice
Étoile de Bessèges
1985
Omloop Het Volk
Stages 1 and 4 Vuelta a España:
1986
Stage 8 Tour de France:
Stages 3 and 7 Vuelta a España:
1987
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Stage 2, Paris–Nice
Stage 5, Giro d'Italia
1988
Tour of Flanders
  1st Points Classification Tour de France
1989
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
1990
Paris–Roubaix
Stage 7, Tirreno–Adriatico

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birnie, Lionel (5 April 2010). "Cycle Sport's Classic Race: 1990 Paris-Roubaix". Cycling weekly.
  2. ^ "Eddy Planckaert". Procyclingstats.com. 20 October 2020. Check |archive-url= value (help)
  3. ^ Clarke, Stuart (29 April 2016). "Tom Boonen should have made a deal with Mathew Hayman to win Paris-Roubaix, says former winner". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK.

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