Peter Winnen

Peter Johannes Gertrudis Winnen (born 5 September 1957) is a Dutch former road racing cyclist. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in road racing and finished in 26th place.[1] After the Games he turned professional in 1981. Among his 14 victories were two stages at Alpe d'Huez in the Tour de France and a national championship. He came third in the Tour de France in 1983.

Peter Winnen
Peter Winnen.jpg
Winnen in 1980
Personal information
Full namePeter Winnen
Born (1957-09-05) 5 September 1957 (age 63)
Venray, the Netherlands
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1980IJsboerke
1981–1982Capri Sonne
1983TI–Raleigh
1984–1989Panasonic
1990–1991Buckler–Colnago–Decca
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Young rider classification
3 Individual stages
1 Team Time Trial

Single-Day Races and Classics

Dutch Road Race Championship
(1990)

Doping confessionEdit

On the Dutch TV-show Reporter, Steven Rooks, Maarten Ducrot and Winnen admitted taking doping in their careers. Winnen talked about his Tour in 1986. "I was very bad and had the choice: go back to home or to provide me with testosterone." – Winnen reached Paris. During his career with Raleigh, Panasonic and Buckler, Winnen used testosterone, amphetamines and corticosteroids.[2]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1979
1st Stage 4 Tour de Liège
1981
5th Overall Tour de France
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 19
1982
4th Overall Tour de France:
1st Stage 18
1983
3rd Overall Tour de France:
1st Stage 17
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4
1987
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 7
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1988
9th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1990
1st   Dutch National Road Race Championship
1st Profronde van Heerlen

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
  Giro d'Italia 8 8 29
  Tour de France 5 4 3 26 15 DNF 9 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF 15 15
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter Winnen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Dutch stars come clean. News for January 1, 2000. cyclingnews.com

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frans Maassen
Dutch National Road Race Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Steven Rooks