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Hennie Kuiper

Full name: Hendrikus Andreas "Hennie" Kuiper
Nickname(s): De Gentleman
Gender: Male
Born: February 3, 1949 in Denekamp, Overijssel, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hennie Kuiper was a Dutch cyclist who burst on the scene by winning the gold medal in the road race at the 1972 Olympics, riding the last 40 km in a lone breakaway. He never won a grand tour, but was second at the Tour de France twice, in 1977 and 1980, and placed fourth in 1979. In 1975 he won the World Championship road race, making him the second person, and one of only three to win the Olympic road race and the world professional championship (Ercole Baldini and Paolo Bettini are the others). Kuiper also won four of the five monument races, the biggest of the one-day classics. He won the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Giro di Lombardia in 1981, Paris-Roubaix in 1983, and Milano-Sanremo in 1985, failing to win only at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Netherlands NED AC DQ

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 1 4-14:37

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Netherlands NED Final Standings AC DQ [2-12:27.1]
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