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Ferdinand Bracke (born 25 May 1939) is a former Belgian professional road and track cyclist who is most famous for holding the World Hour Record (48.093 km)[1] and winning the overall title at the 1971 Vuelta a España in front of Wilfried David of Belgium and Luis Ocaña of Spain.[2] He also became world pursuit champion on the track in 1964 and 1969.

Ferdinand Bracke
Ferdinand Bracke 1970.jpg
Personal information
Full nameFerdinand Bracke
Born (1939-05-25) 25 May 1939 (age 80)
Hamme, Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad/Track
RoleRider
Major wins
1971 Vuelta a España
World Pursuit Champion (1964, 1969)

Major resultsEdit

1962
1st, Grand Prix des Nations (ITT
1964
World Professional Pursuit Champion
1966 – Peugeot-BP-Michelin
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
32nd, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 19 (ChamonixSaint-Étienne, 264.5 km)
1967
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
1968
Hour Record – 48.093km
3rd, Overall, Tour de France
1969
World Professional Pursuit Champion
1971 – Peugeot-BP
 1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1973
Grand Prix Pino Cerami
1976
77th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 17 (FleuranceAuch, 38.4 km ITT)

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Records
Preceded by
Roger Rivière
UCI hour record (48.093 km)
30 October 1967-10 October 1968
Succeeded by
Ole Ritter