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Tom Steels

Full name: Tom Steels
Nickname(s): Sprinthaan / Le Bloc
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: September 2, 1971 in Sint-Gillis-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: SC Excelsior Haasdonk
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Biography

In his amateur days, Tom Steels also competed on the track (finishing 19th in the kilo time trial in Barcelona), but he soon focussed on a road racing career. Turning pro in 1994, Steels steadily became a top sprinter. His breakthrough came in 1996, when he won the minor classics Omloop Het Volk and Gent-Wevelgem. He won his first Belgian title in 1997, with three more following in 1998, 2002 and 2004 - a record. Cycling for the Mapei team, Steels collected nine Tour de France stage wins from 1998 to 2000, all in mass sprints. In subsequent years, Steels still collected victories, but no longer in first class races. He ended his career in 2008.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Belgium BEL 19
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Belgium BEL 109

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Cycling Belgium Final Standings 109 at 3:00

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Cycling Belgium Final Standings 19 1:07.085