|Date of Birth
|February 3, 1949
|Place of Birth
|Noord Deurningen, Netherlands
Hennie Kuiper is a former professional road cyclist from the Netherlands. He was born in Noord Deurningen, Netherlands, on February 3, 1949. Kuiper was a top rider in the 1970s and 1980s, winning some of cycling’s most important races such as the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, and the World Road Race Championship.
Kuiper began his professional career in the early 1970s and swiftly rose to prominence. He was well-known for his all-around ability, which included great climbing and sprinting abilities. Kuiper finished second in the 1977 Tour de France before winning it in 1978. In 1976, he won the Giro d’Italia, and in 1975, he won the World Road Race Championship.
A knee injury ended Kuiper’s career, and he retired in 1988. He has stayed engaged in the cycling world since his retirement, serving as a coach and mentor to new cyclists.
The Most Significant Achievements of Hennie Kuiper:
|World Road Race Championship Winner
|Giro d’Italia Winner
|Amstel Gold Race Winner
|Tour de France Winner
|La Flèche Wallonne Winner
|Dutch National Road Race Championship Winner