Rik Van Steenbergen was born on September 9, 1924. He died on May 15, 2003.
The Belgian rider was a consistent performer in both the Grand Tours and the one-day classics.
His achievements include three World Championship Road Race titles, two Paris-Roubaix Classic victories, and a host of wins in the one-day classics.
The Belgian rider was second in the 1951 Giro d’Italia behind Fiorenzo Magni of Italy.
Van Steenbergen also won the Points Jersey in the 1956 Vuelta a Espana.
Van Steenbergen won the 1949 World Championship Road Race in front of Ferdi Kubler of Switzerland and Fausto Coppi of Italy.
Van Steenbergen also won the 1956 World Championship Road Race in front of Rik Van Looy of Belgium and Gerrit Schulte of Holland.
In addition, Van Steenbergen won the 1957 World Championship Road Race in front of Louison Bobet of France and Andre Darrigade of France.