Henk Nijdam

Henk Nijdam (26 August 1935 – 30 April 2009) was a Dutch road and track cyclist. His sporting career began with Fortuna Zundert.[1] On track, he finished in fifth place in the 4 km team pursuit at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[2] He also won a gold and a bronze medals in the individual pursuit at world championships in 1962 and 1963.[3]

Henk Nijdam
Henk Nijdam (1964).jpg
Nijdam in 1964
Personal information
Full nameHenk Nijdam
Born(1935-08-26)26 August 1935
Haren (Groningen), the Netherlands
Died30 April 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 73)
Breda, the Netherlands
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
DisciplineTrack/Road
RoleRider
Major wins
World champion Track Pursuit (1962)
2 stages Tour de France
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  Netherlands
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Milan Individual pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Rocourt Individual pursuit

His best achievements on the road were winning the Olympia's Tour in 1964 and two stages of the Tour de France in 1964 and 1966.[3]

Nijdam was the father of cyclist Jelle Nijdam.[2]

Major resultsEdit

1960
  Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
1961
Amateur World Track Pursuit Championship
Ronde van Midden-Nederland
1962
World Track Pursuit Championship
Olympia's Tour
1964
Tour de France:
Winner stage 6
Oirschot
Made
1965
Maarheeze
Mijl van Mares
Kwaadmechelen
1966
Eeklo
  Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
Nationale Sluitingsprijs
Ulvenhout
Valkenswaard
Tour de France:
Winner stage 20
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 8, 10B and 16
1967
Beervelde
  Netherlands National Track Pursuit Championship
Vuelta a España:
Winner stage 12
1968
Essen
Kortenhoef
Rijkevorsel

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maaskant, Piet (1967). Wiel an Wiel. Zwolle: La Riviere & Voorhoeve. p. 154.
  2. ^ a b Henk Nijdam Archived 19 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Henk Nijdam at Cycling Archives

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1962
Succeeded by