Aad van den Hoek

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Aad van den Hoek
Proloog Olympias toer in Den Haag start, nr 10 Aad van de Hoek kop, Bestanddeelnr 927-1477.jpg
Aad van den Hoek in 1974
Personal information
Full nameAad van den Hoek
Born (1951-10-14) 14 October 1951 (age 70)
Dirksland, Netherlands
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
1983Beckers Snacks

Aad van den Hoek (born 14 October 1951) is a former Dutch cyclist. He was professional between 1974 and 1983 and was good friends with Gerrie Knetemann.



In 1976 he finished last in the final of the Tour de France and carried the Lanterne rouge.

In 1972 he finished third in the 100 km team time trial at the Munich Olympics, but tested positive for Coramine, a drug allowed by the Union Cycliste Internationale but not the IOC. [1] [2] The Dutch team was disqualified. [3] [4]

Major results

Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
Eight days of Chaam
Star of Promises (Etoile d'Espoirs)
7th stage Part B Route du Sol
1st leg Part B Tour of Netherlands

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