Peter Post

Petrus Franciscus Maria Post called Peter Post ( born November 12, 1933, Amsterdam, † January 14, 2011 ibid ) was one of the most successful Dutch professional cyclist and later sports director of various cycling teams.

Career as an active athlete

Peter Post was born as the son of a butcher in Amsterdam; he had twelve brothers and sisters. At the age of 19 he was discovered as a cyclist by Gerrit Schulte. He was from 1956 to 1972 as a professional act. Because of its unusual for a cyclist size he was in the Netherlands called " de Lange".

During his career as a cyclist Peter Post was mainly active on the web. He won only 65 six-day races; so he is # 4 on the eternal rankings.

But even on the road was a post successfully. In 1960 he won the Holland Tour, 1962 Tour of Germany. His biggest success was the 1964 victory at Paris -Roubaix. After this race, he was awarded the " Ruban Jaune " (engl.: " Yellow Ribbon ") for the fastest average speed at over 200 km long classics excellent ( 5h52'19 "= 45.129 km / h ). For Paris - Roubaix Posts Record still exists today. 1965 Post launched at the Tour de France, but gave up. Later, he admitted to have been drugged for this competition.

Athletic supervisor

After ending his playing career post remained as team leader in cycling. From 1974, he was sports director of the team of TI- Raleigh in the lead among other Gerrie clay, Jan Raas, Hennie Kuiper and Joop Zoetemelk. In 1983, Panasonic as a sponsor the team, in which Olaf Ludwig and Jens Heppner drove. This team won the 1991 and the 1992 World Cup team.

In 1995, Peter Post moved from cycling back first. However, from 2005 he worked as a consultant for the team Rabobank. In addition, he was chairman of the "Club '48 ", the " Gerrit Schulte Trophy " awarded to the best Dutch racers a year.

On 14 January 2011, died post.