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Beklim zelf de tourcols met Lucien Van Impe

Lucien Van Impe (author), Frederic Eelbode (editor), Johan Dillen (editor)
Title
Beklim zelf de tourcols met Lucien Van Impe / [tekst] Lucien Van Impe ; eindred. Frederic Eelbode ; red. Johan Dillen ; coörd. Lutgart Verraes
Author
Lucien Van Impe
Editor
Frederic Eelbode Johan Dillen
Compiler
Lutgart Verraes
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Gent: Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2009
222 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789089310446
Placing suggestion
618.54 (SISO) Wielersporten (ZIZO)

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About Lucien Van Impe

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Lucien Van Impe (pronounced [lɵsˈjɛn vɑn ˈɪmpə]; born 20 October 1946) is a Belgian cyclist, who competed professionally between 1969 and 1987. He excelled mainly as a climber in multiple-day races such as the Tour de France. He was the winner of the 1976 Tour de France, and six times winner of the mountains classification in the Tour de France.

Biography

Van Impe credits the start of his career to Spaniard Federico Bahamontes, a climber nicknamed the eagle of Toledo and a former Tour de France winner. In 1968 van Impe was King of the Mountains in the Tour de l'Avenir. Bahamontes used his influence to get van Impe a contract as a professional. In 1969, Van Impe started his professional career with a 12th place in the 1969 Tour de France. In 1971, Van Impe won his first mounta…Read more on Wikipedia