|Full name||Arie den Hartog|
|Born||23 April 1941|
|Died||7 June 2018 77)(aged|
| Amstel Gold Race (1967)|
Milan–San Remo (1965)
Tour de Luxembourg (1964)
Volta a Catalunya (1966)
Arie den Hartog (23 April 1941 – 7 June 2018)was a Dutch road bicycle racer. Hartog won the Milan–San Remo Classic in 1965, as well as the Amstel Gold Race in 1967.
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