Rudy Pevenage

Rudy Pévenage (15 June 1954) is a former Belgian cyclist, and later in his career team coach of cycling teams such as Histor–Sigma, La William–Saltos, Team Coast, and T-Mobile Team.

Rudy Pévenage
Personal information
Full nameRudy Pévenage
Nicknamede rosse van Moerbeke
Born (1954-06-15) 15 June 1954 (age 68)
Moerbeke, Belgium
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
1981–1982Capri Sonne–Koga Miyata
1983–1986Del Tongo–Colnago
Managerial teams
1990–1993La William–Saltos
1994–2002Team Telekom
2003Team Coast
2006T-Mobile Team
2009Rock Racing[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Points classification (1980)
1 individual stage (1980)
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (1985)

Pévenage was a professional cyclist from 1976 until 1988. His largest success was in the 1980 Tour de France: he won one stage and won the points classification. He reached second place in the 1979 Tour de Suisse. He also spent nine days in the yellow jersey, leading the general classification in the Tour de France.[2] His nickname was de rosse van Moerbeke.

After his cycling career, Pévenage became a team manager. Pévenage was team manager of Deutsche Telekom when Jan Ullrich started his career. In 2002, when Ullrich was forced to leave the team, Pévenage followed Ullrich to his new team Bianchi. After a good 2003 Tour de France, Ullrich returned to Telekom, without Pévenage.[3] In 2006, Pévenage returned to Telekom (then renamed T-Mobile). When Ullrich was suspected of using illegal doping in Operación Puerto and was fired by T-Mobile Team, Pévenage also had to leave. He was rumoured to have worked as a connection between Ullrich and the Spanish Eufemiano Fuentes.[4]

Major resultsEdit


General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF
  Giro d'Italia DNF 106 61 58
  Tour de France 23 42 75 73
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Rock Racing hires Rudy Pevenage". 30 November 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  2. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (19 May 2020). "Rudy Pevenage: If I wrote a doping book, it would be crazy". Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  3. ^ ""Preparing for next season sooner", An interview with Rudy Pevenage". Deutsche Welle. 9 November 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  4. ^ "T-Mobile Sacks Ullrich Mentor". Deutsche Welle. 10 July 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  5. ^ "Rudy Pevenage". Retrieved 27 February 2022.

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