Alfons De Wolf

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Alfons "Fons" De Wolf (born June 22, 1956 in Willebroek , Antwerp ) is a former Belgian cyclist .

Alfons De Wolf was a professional racing driver from 1979 to 1990. In his home country he was considered the “new Eddy Merckx ”, an expectation that he was unable to meet.

In 1976 De Wolf took part in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and finished fourth in the road race . In 1978 he was the Belgian amateur champion. In his second year as a professional, De Wolf won the Giro di Lombardia and Milan – Sanremo . In 1982 he finished second in Liège – Bastogne – Liège ; In 1982 and 1983 he won the Omloop Het Volk . At the Tour de France 1984 he won a stage; at the Vuelta a España he achieved five stage wins (1979 and 1985).

After 1985 De Wolf did not win any major races and finally he retired from active cycling in 1990. Today he works as a funeral director in Breendonk .

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