Rik Verbrugghe

Rik Verbrugghe (born 23 July 1974) is a Belgian former professional road racing cyclist.

Rik Verbrugghe
Rik Verbrugghe (Tour de France - stage 8).jpg
Personal information
Full nameRik Verbrugghe
Born (1974-07-23) 23 July 1974 (age 46)
Tienen, Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1996–2004Lotto
2005QuickStep-Innergetic
2006–2008Cofidis
Major wins
Flèche Wallonne (2001)
Giro d'Italia, 3 stages (2001-2002-2006)
Tour de France, 1 stage (2001)
Tour de Romandie, 1 stage (2002)
Eneco Tour, 1 stage (2005)

Verbrugghe was born in Tienen, Flemish Brabant. In 1996, he turned professional, and he has since become a Belgian time trial champion, competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, won a stage at the Tour de France, three stages at the Giro d'Italia, and the one-day Ardennes classics–La Flèche Wallonne, and the overall and two stages of the Critérium International. In 2008 he announced his retirement, and subsequent role as team director at Quick Step during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2011 he became team director at BMC Racing Team.

Teams and major resultsEdit

1996 – Lotto-Isoglass
1997 – Lotto-Mobistar
1998 – Lotto-Mobistar
1999 – Lotto-Mobistar
2nd, Clásica de San Sebastián
2000 – Lotto-Adecco
1st   Belgian National Time Trial Championships
2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
2001 – Lotto-Adecco
La Flèche Wallonne
Overall, Critérium International
Stage 1
Stage 3
Stage 15 – Tour de France
Prologue – Giro d'Italia
Criterium Peer
Criterium Maastricht
2002 – Lotto-Adecco
Stage 7 – Giro d'Italia
9th, Overall – Giro d'Italia
Prologue – Tour de Romandie
2003 – Lotto-Domo
3rd, Overall – Paris-Corrèze
2004 – Lotto-Domo
5th, Overall – Tour of Belgium
2005 – Quick Step-Davitamon
Prologue –Eneco Tour, 5 days in leader's red jersey
Grand Prix de Lugano
2006 – Cofidis
Stage 7 – Giro d'Italia

External linksEdit