Bjarne Riis was born on March 4, 1964.
The Danish rider won the Tour de France once, stood on the podium another time, and won one of the one-day classics.
won the 1996 Tour de France in front of Jan Ullrich of Germany and Richard Virenque of France, thus ending Miguel Indurain's reign of five straight wins in the event.
Riis was also 3rd in the 1995 Tour de France behind Miguel Indurain of Spain and Alex Zulle of Switzerland.
In addition, Riis won the Amstel Gold Race in 1997.