Jan Janssen

Jan Janssen

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General Classification (1968)
Points classification (1964, 1965, 1967)
7 individual stages
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1967)
Points Classification (1967, 1968)
3 individual stages

Stage Races

Paris-Nice (1964)
Ronde van Nederland (1965)

Single-Day Races and Classics

World Road Race Champion (1964)
Bordeaux–Paris (1966)
Paris-Roubaix (1967)
Züri-Metzgete (1962)
Medal record
Competitor for the Netherlands
Road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold 1964 Sallanches Elite Men's Road Race
Silver 1967 Heerlen Elite Men's Road Race
Infobox last updated on
April 28, 2007

Johannes Adrianus Janssen, known as Jan Janssen (born 19 May 1940, Nootdorp) is a Dutch former professional cyclist (1962–1973). He was world champion and winner of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. He was the first Dutch rider to win the Tour de France and the first to win the Vuelta a España.

Janssen was born at Nootdorp, a small town near The Hague and Delft. He later moved to Putte, a village on the Belgian border between Roosendaal and Antwerp. He rode the Tour de France eight times and finished all but the first time. He won seven stages and wore the yellow jersey for two days (after stage 16 in 1966 and after stage 22B in 1968). He was easily spotted in the peloton because of his blond hair and his glasses.

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