Evert Dolman

Evert " Eef " Dolman Gerardus ( born February 22, 1946 in Rotterdam, † May 12 1993 in Dordrecht ) was a Dutch cyclist, an Olympic champion and world champion.

At the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 Evert Dolman won at the age of 18 years, the gold medal in the team time trial with the Dutch team ( Gerben Karstens Jan Pieterse and Bart Zoet ). The Road World Championships 1966 at the Nürburgring was Evert Dolman world champion of amateurs.

1964 Dolman was named " Eef " Dutch road champion in the amateurs, 1968 in the pros. In 1965 he won the Ronde van Noord -Holland, 1967, a stage of the Tour of Spain, 1971 ( as the third Dutchman ), the Tour of Flanders - this victory he felt five years after its World Cup victory as one his greatest triumphs. Four times he took part in the Tour de France, but without great results.

Already in 1967 Evert Dolman had won the Dutch championship road, but was disqualified in the course of the first doping tests for doping. As a result, he was heavily criticized in the newspapers, that he decided to dope ever again. The following year he went with anger inside in the streets Championships at the start and won. His rivals said he never would have done better.

1973 ended Evert Dolman for chronic pain his cycling career. He died at the age of 47 years at the Pick's disease, whose causes were also attributed to the doping abuse.