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Jan Janssen

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Johannes Adrianus "Jan" Janssen (pronounced [jɑn jɑnsɛn]; born 19 May 1940) is a Dutch former professional cyclist (1962–1972). He was world champion and winner of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, the first Dutch rider to win either. He rode the Tour de France eight times and finished all but the first time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Janssen has received more than 96,995 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Janssen is the 25th most popular cyclist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 247th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Jan Janssen ranks 25 out of 1,214Before him are Federico Bahamontes, Rik Van Steenbergen, Philippe Thys, Hugo Koblet, Nicolas Frantz, and Lucien Petit-Breton. After him are Louis Trousselier, Luis Ocaña, Ferdinand Kübler, Marco Pantani, Ottavio Bottecchia, and René Pottier.

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Among people born in 1940, Jan Janssen ranks 147Before him are Antonio Skármeta, Jeffrey Archer, Richard Pryor, Ira von Fürstenberg, Peter Diamond, and Barbara Valentin. After him are Ruth Dreifuss, Katharine Ross, Peter Mutharika, John Grinder, Enrico Bombieri, and Franz Müntefering.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Janssen ranks 293 out of 1,427Before him are Jan van Huysum (1682), Jaap Stam (1972), Marc Overmars (1973), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Joop den Uyl (1919), and Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1657). After him are Arend Lijphart (1936), Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633), Dries van Agt (1931), William, Prince of Orange (1840), Henri Winkelman (1876), and Baldwin III, Count of Flanders (940).

Among CYCLISTS In Netherlands

Among cyclists born in Netherlands, Jan Janssen ranks 2Before him are Joop Zoetemelk (1946). After him are Hennie Kuiper (1949), Adri van der Poel (1959), Arie den Hartog (1941), Jan Raas (1952), Peter Post (1933), Gerrit Voorting (1923), Gerben Karstens (1942), Gerrie Knetemann (1951), Bernard Leene (1903), and Steven Rooks (1960).