Michel Pollentier

1951 - Today

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Michel Pollentier (born 13 February 1951 in Diksmuide, West Flanders) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer. He became professional in 1973. The highlight of his career was his overall win in the 1977 Giro d'Italia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Pollentier has received more than 46,062 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Michel Pollentier is the 106th most popular cyclist (up from 129th in 2019), the 536th most popular biography from Belgium and the 24th most popular Belgian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Michel Pollentier ranks 106 out of 1,613Before him are René Pottier, Jean Aerts, Josef Fischer, Dino Bruni, Giovanni Brunero, and Julián Berrendero. After him are Guido Messina, Marino Basso, Pedro Delgado, Alexander Vinokourov, Francesco Camusso, and Marcel Kint.

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Among people born in 1951, Michel Pollentier ranks 270Before him are Jimi Jamison, Nick Ut, Shigemi Ishii, Bob McAdoo, Vladimír Špidla, and John Scofield. After him are Joe Jordan, Harry Hamlin, Ronald DeFeo Jr., Tom Hamilton, Izzat Ghazzawi, and Anna Dymna.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Michel Pollentier ranks 536 out of 1,190Before him are Simon Leys (1935), Frans Pourbus the Elder (1545), Henri Jaspar (1870), Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Edouard Van Beneden (1846), and Elias M. Stein (1931). After him are Levina Teerlinc (1510), Henry Carton de Wiart (1869), François Van der Elst (1954), Lorenzo Staelens (1964), Ingrid Daubechies (1954), and Paul-Émile Janson (1872).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Michel Pollentier ranks 24Before him are Maurice De Waele (1896), Maurice Peeters (1882), Romain Maes (1912), Sylvère Maes (1909), Jean-Pierre Monseré (1948), and Jean Aerts (1907). After him are Marcel Kint (1914), Ferdinand Bracke (1939), Georges Ronsse (1906), Claude Criquielion (1957), Guido Reybrouck (1941), and Edward Van Dijck (1918).