Joop Zoetemelk

1946 - Today

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Hendrik Gerardus Joseph "Joop" Zoetemelk (pronounced [ˈjoːp ˈsutəmɛl(ə)k]; born 3 December 1946) is a Dutch former professional racing cyclist. He started and finished the Tour de France 16 times, which were both records when he retired. He also holds the distance record in Tour de France history with 62,885 km ridden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joop Zoetemelk has received more than 237,755 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Joop Zoetemelk is the 14th most popular cyclist (up from 18th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 266th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 14 out of 1,613Before him are Bernard Hinault, Lucien Petit-Breton, Miguel Induráin, Felice Gimondi, Lance Armstrong, and Hugo Koblet. After him are Henri Cornet, Rik Van Looy, Charly Gaul, Roger De Vlaeminck, Marco Pantani, and Luis Ocaña.

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Among people born in 1946, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 125Before him are Htin Kyaw, Robert J. Shiller, Riccardo Cocciante, Artur Jorge, Laurent Fabius, and Shlomo Sand. After him are Bigas Luna, Robby Krieger, Brenda Blethyn, Ruth Fuchs, Kabir Bedi, and Rodrigo Lara.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 231 out of 1,646Before him are Joan Blaeu (1596), Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Willem Kalf (1619), John Goodricke (1764), and Willem Mengelberg (1871). After him are Robin van Persie (1983), Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Anton Mussert (1894), Adriaen de Vries (1556), and George Blake (1922).

Among CYCLISTS In Netherlands

Among cyclists born in Netherlands, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 1After him are Jan Janssen (1940), Adri van der Poel (1959), Hennie Kuiper (1949), Jan de Vries (1944), Arie den Hartog (1941), Jan Raas (1952), Gerben Karstens (1942), Peter Post (1933), René Pijnen (1946), Gerrie Knetemann (1951), and Gerrit Voorting (1923).