Henk Lubberding

Henk Lubberding (* August 4, 1953 in Voorst ) is a former Dutch cyclist.

Cycling career

Henk Lubberding in 1976 as an amateur third in the Tour de l' Avenir. The following year he turned professional and went for the TI- Raleigh team of Peter Post. Throughout his active career until 1992, he went to teams that were conducted by mail. In 1978 and 1979 he became Dutch champion in the road race.

Also in 1978 won Lubberding a stage of the Tour de France, crossed first the Cormet de Roselend, was eighth in the standings and took the white jersey for the best young rider. At the Tour in 1983 Lubberding brought the French driver Michel Laurent final sprint of the 16th stage to case and went first across the finish line. Laurent, who in this action, the hand broke, was declared the winner. Overall Lubberding took part in the Tour 13 times. He was considered a " precious water carrier ".

In the following years Lubberding get numerous top rankings in prestigious races such as the victory at Gent- Wevelgem (1980 ), the Ronde van Midden- Zeeland ( 1982), the eight- van Chaam (1983 ) and the Norway Round Trip (1985). Overall, he won 58 victories.

Henk Lubberding Classic

Every year in the Netherlands held the race Henk Lubberding Classic, which was held for the 13th time in 2009. It leads 121.5 km long by Gelderland and touches Germany. The race will be held in two parts: In the first 90 -kilometer piece of the peloton travels with 30 km / h closed together with Lubberding on traffic-free streets, accompanied by police cars; only in the final kilometers, the race is released.

Work and family

Henk Lubberding farmed today, as it did throughout his cycling career, a farm, so he " sympathieke Boerenzoon uit Voorst " the nickname got. His wife is the former racing driver Corinna Griep, which in turn comes from a cycling family.