Jan Janssen

BornMay 19, 1940
BirthplaceNootdorp, Netherlands
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional career1962-1972

Dutch road cyclist Jan Janssen was born in Nootdorp on May 19, 1940. He is now retired. In 1962, he started racing professionally, competing for the Dutch team Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune.

Janssen was well-known for his powerful sprinting prowess, his success in one-day races, and his climbing prowess, which helped him win multiple difficult Tour de France stages. He won the Tour de France for the first time as a Dutchman in 1964, and he repeated the achievement in 1968.

Janssen won a number of notable competitions, including the Milan-San Remo, the Amstel Gold Race, and the Paris-Nice, in addition to his two Tour de France victories. He achieved success at the World Championships as well, taking first place in the road race in 1964 and second in 1967.

After 11 seasons, Janssen ended his career as a professional cyclist in 1972. He later rose to prominence as a cycling team manager, leading a number of teams to victory in the 1980s and 1990s.

The table below lists Jan Janssen’s top achievements:

1964Winner of the Tour de France
1964Winner of the World Championships road race
1965Winner of the Paris-Nice
1967Winner of the Bordeaux-Paris
1967Second place in the World Championships road race
1968Winner of the Tour de France
1969Winner of the Amstel Gold Race

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