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1988 Tour Of Flanders
The 72nd running of the Tour of Flanders
Tour of Flanders
cycling classic was held on 3 April 1988. It was won by Eddy Planckaert
Eddy Planckaert
in a two-man sprint with Australian Phil Anderson. 88 of 197 starters finished the race.[1][2]Contents1 Race report 2 Route 3 Results 4 External links 5 ReferencesRace report[edit] On the Berendries, 30 km from the finish, Marc Sergeant, Rudy Dhaenens and Phil Anderson broke clear, but Sean Kelly made his team work in pursuit. At the top of the Muur van Geraardsbergen, three riders, Adrie van der Poel, Eddy Planckaert
Eddy Planckaert
and Phil Anderson, were ahead of the peloton. Van der Poel was dropped on the Bosberg and Anderson made several frantic efforts to distance the fast Planckaert on the final run-in towards Meerbeke. Planckaert, relying on his strong sprint finish, easily beat Anderson at the line
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Eddy Planckaert
Eddy Planckaert
Eddy Planckaert
(born 22 September 1958 in Nevele) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. In 1988, Planckaert enjoyed perhaps his best year by capturing the green jersey (points competition) at the 1988 Tour de France
1988 Tour de France
and winning the Tour of Flanders
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Kas (cycling Team)
Kas
Kas
was a Spanish-based professional cycling team which was active from 1958 until 1979 and again for three years in the 1980s. Its name was derived from the name of the principal sponsor of the team, the soft drinks manufacturer, Kas. The team was principally based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Its riders typically wore a jersey that consisted of yellow and blue.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Kas–Kaskol team 1.2 1980s Kas
Kas
team2 References 3 External linksHistory[edit] Kas–Kaskol team[edit] The Kas
Kas
team began operating in 1958, and in that year one of its riders, Fausto Izan, won a stage in the Vuelta a España.[2] In 1959 the team signed the 1958 Spanish champion, Federico Bahamontes,[3] who at that time had won two King of the Mountains classifications in both the Tour de France
Tour de France
and the Vuelta a España
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Molenberg (Zwalm)
Coordinates: 50°31′N 3°26′E / 50.52°N 3.43°E / 50.52; 3.43 For the former mining colony in the Netherlands, see Molenberg.Molenberg Molenberg
Molenberg
in ZwalmElevation 56 m (184 ft)Location Flanders, BelgiumStart Sint-Denijs-BoekelAltitude 32 m (105 ft)Length 463 m (1,519 ft)Average gradient 7 %Maximum gradient 14.2 %The Molenberg
Molenberg
(Mill Hill) is a hill in the municipality of Zwalm, in the Belgian province of East Flanders, with its top at 56 m. It is the one of the many hills in the Zwalm
Zwalm
region, just north of the Flemish Ardennes. The road of the Molenberg
Molenberg
has a roughly-paved cobbled surface, which is classified and protected as a landscape monument
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Oude Kwaremont
Coordinates: 50°47′13″N 3°31′26″E / 50.787°N 3.524°E / 50.787; 3.524Oude KwaremontOude KwaremontElevation 111 m (364 ft)Location Kluisbergen Flanders BelgiumStart KluisbergenAltitude 93 m (305 ft)Length 2,200 m (7,200 ft)Average gradient 4.2 %Maximum gradient 11 %The Oude Kwaremont
Oude Kwaremont
(English: Old Kwaremont) is a road in Kluisbergen, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The Oude Kwaremont, contrary to popular belief, is not the name of a hill, but the name of one of the cobbled roads leading up the Kluisberg hill. The Kluisberg is one of several hill formations in the Flemish Ardennes in the south of East-Flanders, close to the border with Wallonia
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Paterberg
Coordinates: 50°46′56″N 3°32′48″E / 50.782343°N 3.546659°E / 50.782343; 3.546659Paterberg Paterberg
Paterberg
in KluisbergenElevation 80 m (260 ft)Location Flanders, BelgiumStart KluisbergenAltitude 48 m (157 ft)Length 400 m (1,300 ft)Average gradient 12.5 %Maximum gradient 20 %The Paterberg
Paterberg
is a hill in the municipality of Kluisbergen, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. With its top at 80 m, its is one of many hill formations in the Flemish Ardennes, close to Wallonia. The slopes of the hill were unpaved until 1986, when a local farmer paved the road in cobbles because he wanted the Tour of Flanders
Flanders
cycling race to pass by his house
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Kortekeer
Coordinates: 50°28′33″N 3°20′43″E / 50.4758°N 3.3454°E / 50.4758; 3.3454Kortekeer Kortekeer
Kortekeer
climb in MaarkedalElevation 88 m (289 ft)Location Flanders, BelgiumStart MaarkedalAltitude 64 m (210 ft)Length 1,000 m (3,300 ft)Average gradient 6.4 %Maximum gradient 17.1 % Kortekeer
Kortekeer
is the name of an uphill road in the municipality of Maarkedal, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. With its top at 88 m, it is one of the many hills in the Flemish Ardennes. The road is narrow with steep bankings on either side with an asphalted surface. The steepest point is 17.1%. It was the epicenter of one of the most powerful earthquakes ever measured in Belgium, at 5.5 on the Richter scale in 1938. Cycling[edit] The hill is best known from cycling, where it regularly features the Flemish races in spring, most notably the Tour of Flanders
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Eikenberg
Coordinates: 50°29′32″N 3°22′58″E / 50.4922°N 3.3827°E / 50.4922; 3.3827 For the village in Norway, see Eikeberg.Eikenberg Eikenberg
Eikenberg
in MaarkedalElevation 82 m (269 ft)Location Flanders BelgiumStart Etikhove, MaarkedalAltitude 67.7 m (222 ft)Length 1,252.81 m (4,110.3 ft)Average gradient 5.8 %Maximum gradient 10 %The Eikenberg
Eikenberg
(English: Oak Hill) is a hill and road in the municipality of Maarkedal, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. With an 82 m altitude top, its is one of many hill formations in the Flemish Ardennes, in the south of East Flanders. The slopes of the hill are paved in cobbles, with a road gradually winding upwards from the Maarke brook to the top in Kerzelare village, 3 km east of Oudenaarde. The top of the climb is on the intercity road between Brakel
Brakel
and Oudenaarde
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Leberg
Coordinates: 50°30′00″N 3°27′47″E / 50.5001°N 3.4630°E / 50.5001; 3.4630LebergElevation 99 m (325 ft)Location Flanders, BelgiumStart ElstAltitude 45 m (148 ft)Length 700 m (2,300 ft)Average gradient 6.1 %Maximum gradient 14 %The Leberg is a hill and uphill street in Elst, part of the municipality of Brakel, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. Its top is at 99 m altitude, making it one of the highest hill of the Zwalm region, just north of the Flemish Ardennes. The road has an asphalt surface and links the valley town of Elst to the hilltop town of Zegelsem. Cycling[edit] The climb is best known from cycling, where it regularly features in the Flemish races in spring, most notably the Tour of Flanders
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Steven Rooks
Grand ToursTour de FranceMountains Classification (1988) Combination classification (1988, 1989) 2 individual stagesStage Races Tour de Luxembourg
Tour de Luxembourg
(1986)Single-Day Races and ClassicsNational Road Race Championships (1991, 1994) Amstel Gold Race
Amstel Gold Race
(1986) Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
(1983) Züri-Metzgete (1988)Medal recordRepresenting the  NetherlandsMen's road bicycle racingWorld Championships1991 Stuttgart Elite Men's Road Race Steven Rooks (born 7 August 1960 in Oterleek, North Holland) is a former Dutch professional road racing cyclist known for his climbing ability
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Sint-Niklaas
Sint-Niklaas
Sint-Niklaas
([ˌsɪnt nɪˈklaːs]) (French: Saint-Nicolas) is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Sint-Niklaas
Sint-Niklaas
proper and the towns of Belsele, Nieuwkerken-Waas, and Sinaai. Sint-Niklaas
Sint-Niklaas
is the capital and major city of the Waasland region straddling the East Flanders
East Flanders
and Antwerp
Antwerp
provinces. The city is known for having the largest market square in Belgium
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Charly Mottet
Grand ToursTour de France3 individual stages (1990. 1991)Giro d'ItaliaYoung rider classification (1984) 1 individual stage (1990)Vuelta a España2 individual stages (1986)Stage races Critérium du Dauphiné
Critérium du Dauphiné
Libéré (1987, 1989, 1992) Tour de Romandie
Tour de Romandie
(1990)One-day races and Classics Giro di Lombardia
Giro di Lombardia
(1988) Züri-Metzgete (1990)Medal recordRepresenting  FranceMen's road bicycle racingWorld Championships1986 Colorado Springs Elite Men's Road Race Charly Mottet
Charly Mottet
(born 16 December 1962 in Valence, Drôme) is a French former professional cyclist (1983 to 1994)
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Système U–Gitane
Système U (UCI team code: SUG) was a French professional cycling team that was existed from 1986 to 1988 and which cycled on and promoted Gitane racing bikes. In 1989 the team was renamed Super U-Raleigh-Fiat and rode Raleigh bicycles. Super U being a chain of supermarkets owned by the Système U group.Contents1 History 2 Notable riders 3 Major wins 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] A Système U team existed during the 1984 season (see Wolber–Spidel) with Marcel Boishardy as manager which was a continuation of the Wolber-Spidel team of the 1983 season. This team included riders such as Jean Rene Bernaudeau and Colombian Martin Ramirez Ramirez.[1] The sponsor Système U decided to take over the sponsorship of the highly successful Renault-Elf-Gitane team when Renault decided to retire from the peloton.[2] Renault-Elf-Gitane which was directed by former French cycling champion Cyrille Guimard had dominated the Tour de France between 1978 and 1984
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Gert-Jan Theunisse
Grand ToursTour de France Mountains Classification (1989) 1 individual stageStage Races Tour de Luxembourg
Tour de Luxembourg
(1991)Single-Day Races and Classics Clásica San Sebastián (1988) Gert-Jan Theunisse (born 14 January 1963 in Oss) is a Dutch former road bicycle racer. In the 1989 Tour de France, he won the King of the Mountains competition.Contents1 Biography 2 Major results 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Theunisse turned professional in 1984 with the Panasonic cycling team. That year he came third in the Ronde van Nederland and had places of honour in races such as the Grand Prix de Fourmies and the Grand Prix d'Isbergues in 1986. However it was not until 1988 that he achieved great success. In the 1988 Tour de France
Tour de France
he challenged his former teammate, Pedro Delgado
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Giuseppe Calcaterra
Giuseppe Calcaterra
Giuseppe Calcaterra
(born 9 December 1964) is an Italian racing cyclist. His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found suspicious for EPO when retested in 2004.[1] References[edit]^ " French Senate
French Senate
releases positive EPO cases from 1998 Tour de France". External links[edit] Giuseppe Calcaterra
Giuseppe Calcaterra
at Cycling ArchivesThis biographical article related to an Italian cycling person born in the 1960s is a stub
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Atala (cycling Team)
Atala (UCI team code: ATA) was a cycling team that was created in 1908 and officially retired in 1989
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