Jef Planckaert

Joseph " Jef " Planckaert ( born May 5, 1934 in Poperinge, Belgium, † 22 May, 2007 Otegem, Belgium) was a professional cyclist. He is considered one of the best Belgian cyclist of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Planckaert won during his eleven-year career from 1954 to 1965 the cycling classic Liege -Bastogne- Liege and Paris -Nice and the semi- classic Omloop Het Volk and Kuurne -Brussels- once Kuurne twice. His biggest success was the second place in the overall standings of the Tour de France 1962, in the seven days he wore the yellow jersey. In addition, he was able to win in the Tour de France 1961 stage and ended the tour six times in the top 20 riders. Overall, he celebrated in his career over 50 achievements. He had his best season in 1962 when he was in the Super Prestige Pernod - rating, a predecessor of the cycling World Cup, took second place.

The Fleming died on 22 May 2007 at the age of 73 after a long and serious illness.



  • Grand Prix d' Isbergues


  • Kuurne -Brussels- Kuurne


  • Four Days of Dunkirk


  • Omloop Het Volk


  • National Sluitingsprijs


  • Kuurne -Brussels- Kuurne
  • Four Days of Dunkirk
  • Stage 4 Tour of Germany


  • Stage 6 Tour de France


  • Belgium Belgian Champion - Road Race
  • Paris-Nice
  • Liege -Bastogne- Liege
  • Tour de Luxembourg
  • Second overall in the Tour de France
  • Super Prestige Pernod second overall


  • Four Days of Dunkirk