Joop Zoetemelk

Netherlands

Cycling

B: December 3, 1946

1980 Tour de France Champion

Zoetemelk won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1968 in Mexico City as part of the Netherlands' in the 100 kilometer road team time trial. At those games, he failed to complete the individual road race and was a part of the Dutch pursuit team that did not advance past the heats. Zoetemelk turned professional in 1969 and rode his first Tour de France in 1970, racing every year through 1987. He completed sixteen races, a record at the time. He finished second in the Tour six times, and won the race in 1980. In 1985, at the age of 38, he became the oldest winner of the World Championship road race. Zoetemelk was named the Dutch athlete of the year in 1980 and 1985.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1975 European Heat 4
6
15
None
1980 International
8
3
N/A
None
TOTALS
18
0

PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters

42.5e

1980 International
Tennis

8th

1975 European Heat 4
Weight Lifting - Clean & Jerk

45.0

1975 European Heat 4
Gym Test - Parallel Bar Dips

1

1980 International
Shooting
71
1975 European Heat 4
Soccer Penalties (out of 5)
3
1975 European Heat 4
Basketball - 5 shots vs. time

5 - 1:15.9e

1980 International
Rowing - 150 Meters
2:15.6
1975 European Heat 4
100 Meter Dash
16.1
1975 European Heat 4
600 Meter Steeplechase

2:20.2

1975 European Heat 4
Points Scored (8 of 10 events)

15

1975 European Heat 4


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