11 October 2021

HENNIE KUIPER - A BORN CYCLIST

By Elien Kaes History
HENNIE KUIPER - EEN GEBOREN WIELRENNER
We all experienced that Kuiper was a born cyclist in his 22-year career from 1966 to 1988. His first great achievement was in 1972, when he became Olympic Champion in Munich among the amateurs with an impressive lead throughout the race. In 1973 his cycling career took off and he won two stages: the second stage of the Tour de l'Aude and the cyclocross in Enschede.
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20 September 2021

ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: LOOKING BACK ON THE CYCLING LEGEND EDDY MERCKX

By Elien Kaes History
WK OP DE WEG: EEN TERUGBLIK OP DE WIELERLEGENDE EDDY MERCKX
This year it will be 50 years since the great Eddy Merckx won the Road World Cycling Championship for the second time. That's why we look back at these great victories in this blog. Eddy Merckx already surprised everyone in 1967 by taking home the rainbow jersey, but a few years later (in 1974) he was able to win this jersey again. In 1964 he also became World Champion with the amateurs.
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30 August 2021

THE STORY OF THE DELOOR BROTHERS

By Elien Kaes History
HET VERHAAL VAN DE GEBROEDERS DELOOR
This week, La Vuelta comes to an end. The cycling race that started small and grew into a big classic race, also called the little brother of the Tour and Giro, was ridden for the first time in 1935. That year, the Belgian Gustaaf DeLoor brought home the title and in 1936 Gustaaf also finished first. Gustaaf's older brother Alfons DeLoor came in second, so it was a great year for the DeLoor family!
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11 August 2021

MEMORABLE DUTCH CYCLISTS AT LA VUELTA AND THE TOUR

By Elien Kaes History
MEMORABELE NEDERLANDSE RENNERS OP DE VUELTA EN DE TOUR
On the 14th of August, La Vuelta will start again. Of course, we cannot let this classic go by unnoticed, so let us first take a look at the history of this wonderful cycling race. 
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22 July 2021

A LOOK AT EDDY'S TOUR VICTORIES

By Sjuul Bos History
EEN KIJKJE NAAR EDDY'S TOUROVERWINNINGEN
Last week the 108th edition of the Tour de France came to an end. An exciting Tour and one of the most memorable moments was the performance of Mark Cavendish. "Cav' equalled Eddy Merckx's stage record! With a shared record of 34 stage victories at the Tour de France, this may well be the last year that Merckx can enjoy his title. That's why we think it's once again about time to reflect on the Tour victories of this cycling legend!
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01 July 2021

THE CLOWN OF THE CYCLING WORLD

By Elien Kaes History
DE CLOWN VAN DE WIELERWERELD
Last Saturday, the Tour de France started again. And of course, many memories about this beautiful Tour emerge. And Gerben Karstens is a name that quickly comes to mind. He won six Tour stages in the 60s and 70s and wore the yellow jersey for two days. Karstens was a striking figure because of the funny pranks he pulled throughout his career... no wonder he had the nickname 'The Clown'! 🤡
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