Friday, May 7, 2010

Hennie Kuiper Revisited

Why post this picture again? Because tonight I received an email from Bjorn Kuiper, son of Hennie Kuiper. He maintains his father's website and flicker page, and was wondering where the picture came from. He would like to use it on the website. I steered him on the right direction and perhaps we'll see it there n the future. Let's face it, the son of a Paris Roubaix winner gets prestige points if only by family proximity. 

For you young pups who think that the world began with Mr.Armstrong and don't know who Hennie is, this is an abbreviated Palmares:
1974: National cycle cross champion 
1975: National cycle cross champion 
1975: National road race champion 
1975: World road race champion Yvoir (Belgium) 
1976: Winner Tour of Switzerland (general classification) 
1976: Winner Tour of France Bornem leg (Belgium) 
1977: Second in the general classification of the Tour de France 
1977: Winner Tour de France leg towards Alpe d'Huez 
1977: Sportsman of the Year 
1978: Winner Tour de France leg towards Alpe d'Huez 
1980: Second in the general classification of the Tour de France 
1981: Winner classic Tour of Flanders 
1981: Winner classic Tour of Lombardy 
1982: 'Jeunesse et sport' decoration in France 
1983: Winner classic Paris-Roubaix 
1985: Winner classic Milan-San Remo 
1988: Knighted in the order of Oranje Nassau

3 comments:

Margadant said...

I love it when you go old-school.

Johann Rissik said...

Great post.
The world didn't begin with Armstrong, and it sure as hell won't end with him. Who is he anyway?

Gunnar Berg said...

Armstrong. He was the best rider of one decade. Still a very good rider. In my little book, maybe the 4th best rider since WWII. It would take at least 5 beers to decide this for certain.