Peter van Petegem (born 18 January 1970 in Brakel, Belgium) is a former professional road racing cyclist. Van Petegem last rode for Quick Step-Innergetic, in 2007. He lived in Horebeke. He was a specialist in spring classics, one of ten riders to win the Tour of Flanders[1] and Paris–Roubaix[2][3] in the same season. He also earned a medal at the World Championship on two occasions; taking the silver in 1998 and winning the bronze in 2003. His last race was the GP Briek Schotte in Desselgem on 11 September 2007.

Peter van Petegem
Van Petegem at the 2009 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Personal information
Full namePeter van Petegem
NicknameDe Peet; de zwarte van Brakel
Born (1970-01-18) 18 January 1970 (age 53)
Brakel, Belgium
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional teams
1995–2000TVM–Polis Direct
Major wins
Stage races
Three Days of De Panne (1999, 2002)

One-day Races and Classics

Tour of Flanders (1999, 2003)
Paris–Roubaix (2003)
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen (1999)
Omloop Het Volk (1997, 1998, 2002)
Scheldeprijs (1994)
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Valkenburg Elite Men's Road Race
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Hamilton Elite Men's Road Race

Personal life edit

His sons, Axandre Van Petegem and Maurits Van Petegem, are also competitive cyclists.[4][5]

Major results edit

References edit

  1. ^ "On this day... The last all-Belgian podium at the Tour of Flanders". The world's finest cycling magazine. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Video Peter van Petegem wins Paris - Roubaix 2003 - CyclingFever - The International Cycling Social Network - Get the Cycling fever!". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Van Petegem wins Paris-Roubaix". 13 April 2003. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Tel père, tel fils: Alexander Van Petegem, fils de Peter, va rouler pour Jumbo-Visma Development". 16 August 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  5. ^ Fruyt, Hans (24 April 2022). "Maurits Van Petegem juicht twee maal in acht dagen: "E3 Saxo Bank Classic Harelbeke zaterdag een doel"". Retrieved 28 August 2023.

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