Peter Van Petegem

Peter Van Petegem ( born January 18, 1970 in Opbrakel ) is a former Belgian cyclist. He is one of the most successful classic fighters of his generation.


Peter Van Petegem, often abbreviated to PVP, his career began in 1996 when the Dutch team " TVM ". In 1997 and 1998 he won the Flemish half classic Omloop Het Volk for themselves. In 1998 he was also second in the road bike world championships in Valkenburg (Netherlands). However, his final breakthrough celebrated van Petegem in 1999 by winning the prestigious Tour of Flanders.

After further victories at smaller Flemish race, so the E3 Award 1999, Brussels - Kuurne -Brussels 2001, and for the third time when Omloop Het Volk 2002, Van Petegem celebrated in 2003 his great success: winning is the first driver since Roger De Vlaeminck 1977 he successively the two cobbled classics tour of Flanders and Paris -Roubaix. In the fall of 2003, he was also able to capture the bronze medal of the road bike World Cup in Canada.

From 2002 to 2006 Van Petegem was the team Lotto ( later Davitamon - Lotto) under contract. From 2007 he drove for the team Quickstep Innergetic.

On August 24, 2007 Van Petegem announced his resignation at the end. In February 2011, he was hired by Team Garmin - Cervélo as a consultant for the spring classics.