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Jelle Nijdam (born 16 August 1963 in Zundert) is a Dutch former professional cyclist. Nijdam turned professional after the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He participated in the Tour de France 10 times, winning six stages and wearing the yellow jersey for three days. Nijdam's father, Henk Nijdam, was a professional cyclist from 1962 to 1969, who won the 1961 world amateur track pursuit championship. He also competed in the individual pursuit and team pursuit events at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

Jelle Nijdam
Jelle Nijdam (2013).jpg
Nijdam in 2013
Personal information
Full nameJelle Nijdam
NicknameSnelle Jelle
Born (1963-08-16) 16 August 1963 (age 56)
Zundert, Netherlands
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1984–1987Kwantum Hallen
1987–1989Superconfex-Yoko
1990–1992Buckler
1993–1994WordPerfect
1995–1996TVM
Major wins
6 stages Tour de France
Paris–Tours
Paris–Brussels
Tour of the Netherlands (3x)
Amstel Gold Race

Contents

Major ResultsEdit

1987
1st, prologue – Tour de France, held the yellow jersey for one day
1st, Dwars door Vlaanderen
1988
1st, Amstel Gold Race
1st, 5th stage – Tour de France, yellow jersey for 2 days
1989
1st, 4th and 14th stage – Tour de France
1st, Paris–Tours
1st, Paris–Brussels
1990
3rd, Amstel Gold Race
1st, 6th stage – Tour de France
1st, Tour of the Netherlands
1991
1st, 5th stage – Tour de France
1st, Three Days of De Panne
1992
1st, Tour of the Netherlands
1995
1st, Tour of the Netherlands
1st, Dwars door Vlaanderen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jelle Nijdam Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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