Henk Faanhof (29 August 1922 – 27 January 2015) was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer from Amsterdam. Faanhof won one stage in the 1954 Tour de France.[1] In 1947 Faanhof was disqualified in the Dutch National Road Race Championship after changing bicycles with a teammate. The rule that bicycle changes were not allowed was new and Faanhof did not know about it. He also competed in three events at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[2] Faanhof died in Amsterdam on 27 January 2015, aged 92,[3] less than a week before two other members of the Dutch men's team pursuit squad, Gerrit Voorting and Joop Harmans.[4]

Henk Faanhof
Henk Faanhof in 1954
Personal information
Full nameHenk Faanhof
Born(1922-08-29)29 August 1922
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died27 January 2015(2015-01-27) (aged 92)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team information
Major wins
1 stage Tour de France
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing  Netherlands
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1949 Copenhagen Amateur's Road Race

Major results edit

World Amateur champion road race
Sas van Gent
GP de Marmignolles
Alphen aan de Rijn
Tour de France:
Winner stage 9

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Henk Faanhof at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ "Henk Faanhof Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Oudste Nederlandse Tourrenner Faanhof (92) overleden | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". nu.nl. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Oud-wielrenner Joop Harmans (93) overleden" (in Dutch). nusport.nl. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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