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  Hennie Kuiper    

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Hennie Kuiper was born on February 3, 1949.

The Dutch rider was a force in both the Grand Tour events and the one-day races.

He stood on the podium twice in Grand Tour events. He won the World Championship Road Race, the Paris-Roubaix Classic, and the Olympic Road Race.

He won four out of the five monuments of cycling (Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Lombardy, he didn't win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege).

He was 2nd in the 1977 Tour de France behind Bernard Thevenet of France.

He was also 2nd in the 1980 Tour de France behind fellow-Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk.

In the one-day races, Kuiper won the 1975 World Championship Road Race in front of Roger De Vlaeminck of Belgium and Jean-Pierre Danguillaume of France.

Kuiper won the 1983 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle of France and Francesco Moser of Italy.

Kuiper was also 3rd in the 1979 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Francesco Moser of Italy and Roger De Vlaeminck of Belgium.

Kuiper won the Tour of Flanders Classic in 1981.

Kuiper also won the Tour of Lombardy Classic in 1981.

Kuiper won the Milan-San Remo Classic in 1985.

Kuiper also won the Olympic Road Race in 1972.

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