John Talen

John Talen ( born January 18, 1965 in Meppel ) is a former Dutch cyclist.

As an amateur, won John Talen 1985, the Olympia's Tour and the Ster van Brabant. In 1986 he became Dutch champion in the road race in the Amateur; In the same year he won the title of World Champion in the team time trial and finished in individual road race place behind Uwe Ampler.

1987 Talen stepped over to the professionals. In 1988, he won Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Grand Prix Pino Cerami, 1989 Circuito de Getxo, 1990 Grote Scheldeprijs and was third in the Tour of Flanders. Three times he started without much success in the Tour de France, 1994, he crossed the finish line in Paris as a carrier of the Lanterne Rouge. 1997 decided Talen the National Sluitingsprijs for themselves. In 2002 he ended his cycling career.

John Talens children Rebecca and Jordi are also active as a cyclist.


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