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Wilfried Nelissen

Wilfried Nelissen
Personal information
Full name Wilfried Nelissen
Nickname Jerommeke- Woefi
Born (1970-05-05) 5 May 1970 (age 44)
Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1990–1991
1992
1993–1994
1995–1996
1997
1998
Weinmann
Panasonic-Sportlife
Novemail-Histor
Lotto-Isoglass
Palmans-Lystex
Palmans-Ideal
Major wins

Omloop het Volk (1993, 1994)
Tour de France 1993:

Stage 2, and yellow jersey for three days
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Infobox last updated on
15 May 2007

Wilfried Nelissen (Tongeren, 5 May 1970) is a former Belgium road racing cyclist, known best as a sprinter. Nelissen had to stop his promising career in 1998 because of a knee injury that he got in 1996 after falling down during Gent–Wevelgem. He was involved in an infamous crash at the end of stage 1 of the 1994 Tour de France, when he collided spectacularly with a policeman. The incident also involved French rider Laurent Jalabert.

He was one of the fastest sprinters of his generation.

Major victories

1991
Tour of Picardia: Final classification, stage 2
Tour de Luxembourg Stage 3
1992
Paris–Bourges: Final classification, stage 2
Tour de Suisse Stages 3 and 6
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Stages 1 and 3
Ronde van Nederland Stage 1
Vuelta a Andalucía Stage 2
1993
Omloop Het Volk
Tour de France Stage 2, wearing the yellow jersey for three days
Ronde van Nederland Stages 1, 2 and 4
1994
Belgian road cycling champion
Omloop Het Volk
Four Days of Dunkirk Stages 1 and 2
Étoile de Bessèges Stages 1 and 3
Tour Méditerranéen Stage 2
GP d'Isbergues
1995
Belgian road cycling champion
Paris–Nice Stages 1 and 3
Four Days of Dunkirk Stage 3
Ronde van Nederland Stage 3
Midi Libre Stage 2
Étoile de Bessèges Stages 1, 3 and 5
Tour of Picardië Stages 1 and 2
Route du Sud Stages 1A, 2 and 4
1996
Paris–Nice Stage 2
Étoile de Bessèges Stages 1, 2 and 3

External links

  • Wilfried Nelissen profile at Cycling Archives

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