|Full name||Steven Rooks|
|Born||7 August 1960|
Oterleek, the Netherlands
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Steven Rooks (born 7 August 1960 in Oterleek, North Holland) is a former Dutch professional road racing cyclist known for his climbing ability. His professional career ran from 1982–1995.
In the 1988 Tour de France, Rooks finished second and won a finish on L’Alpe d’Huez. He won the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification and the Présence Classification (or combination classification). km mountain top time trial to Orcières-Merlette; he finished seventh that year and again won the Présence Classification, the final year of that award.In the 1989 Tour, Rooks won Stage 15, a 39
Other victories include the 1983 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the 1986 Tour de Luxembourg and Amstel Gold Race, a stage at the 1987 Tour de Suisse, the 1988 Züri-Metzgete, and 1994 national championship. He finished second at the 1991 World Cycling Championships behind Italy's Gianni Bugno and ahead of Spain's Miguel Indurain.
On the Dutch TV-show Reporter, Rooks admitted with Maarten Ducrot and Peter Winnen to doping. Rooks said he used testosterone and amphetamines during his 13-year career.In 2009, he admitted using EPO after 1989.
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