Peter Post (cyclist)

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Peter Post, 1977
Peter Post, 1960

Petrus Franciscus Maria Post , called Peter Post , (* 12. November 1933 in Amsterdam ; † 14. January 2011 ibid) was one of the most successful Dutch professional - cyclist and later sports director of various cycling teams .

Career as an active athlete

Peter Post was born the son of a butcher in Amsterdam; he still had twelve siblings. At the age of 19 he was discovered as a cyclist by Gerrit Schulte . He worked as a professional from 1956 to 1972. Because of its unusual size for a cyclist, it was called "de Lange" in the Netherlands.

During his career as an active cyclist, Peter Post was mainly active on the track . He won 65 six-day races alone ; this puts him in fourth place in the all-time ranking.

But Post was also successful on the street. In 1960 he won the Tour of the Netherlands and in 1962 the Tour of Germany . His greatest success was the 1964 victory at Paris – Roubaix . After this race he was awarded the "Ruban Jaune" (German: " Yellow Ribbon ") for the fastest average speed in classics over 200 kilometers in length (5h52'19 "= 45.129 km / h). For Paris-Roubaix , Posts record still stands today. In 1965 , Post started the Tour de France , but gave up. He later admitted that he had doped himself for this competition. On January 22, 1972, Post officially resigned from cycling.

Sports director

Pavement for Peter Post as the winner of Paris Roubaix

After finishing his active career, Post stayed on as a team leader in cycling. From 1974 he was the sports director of the TI-Raleigh team , which included Gerrie Knetemann , Jan Raas , Hennie Kuiper and Joop Zoetemelk . In 1983 Panasonic took over the team as a sponsor, in which Olaf Ludwig and Jens Heppner also drove. This team won the Team World Cup in 1991 and 1992.

In 1995 Peter Post retired from cycling. From 2005, however, he worked as a consultant for the Rabobank team. He was also chairman of the “Club '48”, which annually awards the “Gerrit Schulte Trophy” to the best Dutch racing driver.

Post died on January 14, 2011.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Peter Post (77) died" , De Telegraaf, January 14, 2011 (Dutch, accessed January 14, 2011)
  2. (French)
  4. ^ Pascal Sergent, Guy Crasset, Herve Dauchy: Wereld Encyclopedie Wielrennen . Verlag Eecloonaar, Eeklo 2001, p. 1507 (Flemish).

Web links


  • Ralf Schröder: Lexicon Radsport , Göttingen 2005