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  Stan Ockers    

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Stan Ockers was born on February 3, 1920. He died on October 1, 1956.

The Belgian rider was a performer in both the Grand Tours and the one-day races.

He was twice 2nd in the Tour de France, twice won the Points Jersey in the Tour de France, won a World Championship Road Title, and one-day classics.

Ockers was 2nd in the 1950 Tour de France behind Ferdi Kubler of Switzerland.

Ockers was also 2nd in the 1952 Tour de France behind Fausto Coppi of Italy.

In addition, Ockers won the Points Jersey in the Tour de France in 1955 and 1956.

Ockers won the 1955 World Championship Road Race in front of J-P Schmitz of Luxembourg and Germain Derycke of Belgium.

Ockers was also 3rd in 1953 World Championship Road Race behind Fausto Coppi of Italy and Germain Derycke of Belgium.

In addition, Ockers was 4th in the 1956 World Championship Road Race behind Rik Van Steenbergen of Belgium, Rik Van Looy of Belgium, and Gerrit Schulte of Holland.


Ockers was 2nd in the 1954 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Raymond Impanis of Belgium.

Ockers also won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic in 1955.

In addition, he won the Fleche Wallonne Classic in 1953 and 1955.


Federico Bahamontes leads Stan Ockers and Roger Walkowiak. Picture courtesy of www.bikeraceinfo.com


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