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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 208,174 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Joop Zoetemelk is the 18th most popular cyclist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 288th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 18 out of 1,214Before him are Miguel Induráin, Alfredo Binda, François Faber, Charly Gaul, Roger De Vlaeminck, and Henri Cornet. After him are Federico Bahamontes, Rik Van Steenbergen, Philippe Thys, Hugo Koblet, Nicolas Frantz, and Lucien Petit-Breton.

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Among people born in 1946, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 152Before him are Alpha Oumar Konaré, Duane Allman, Anthony Daniels, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Brigitte Fossey, and Patrick Head. After him are Malcolm McLaren, Giuseppe Sinopoli, George Young, Donovan, Norio Yoshimizu, and Stig Blomqvist.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 266 out of 1,427Before him are Constantijn Huygens (1596), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (1768), Hans Kramers (1894), Wim Suurbier (1945), and Wim Hof (1959). After him are Abe Lenstra (1920), Adriaen de Vries (1556), Jozef Israëls (1824), Hendrik Verwoerd (1901), Willem van Hanegem (1944), and Geert Wilders (1963).

Among CYCLISTS In Netherlands

Among cyclists born in Netherlands, Joop Zoetemelk ranks 1After him are Jan Janssen (1940), 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).