Stan Ockers

Constant " Stan" ocher ( born February 3, 1920 in Borgerhout, Belgium, † October 1, 1956 in Antwerp, Belgium) was a Belgian racing cyclist.

The all-rounder was a professional cyclist in 1941, but could sit only in the 1950s in the scene. His far the strongest year was 1955, when he won the " Ardennes double" with consecutive victories in the classics Fleche Wallonne and Liege -Bastogne- Liege. In the same year he was also able to decide the Road World Championships in Frascati, Italy for themselves.

At the Tour de France in 1950 and 1952, he came second behind Ferdy Kübler and Fausto Coppi. 1955 and 1956 he won the jersey for the best sprinter.

Stan ocher died in 1956, only 36 years old, after a fall in a race in Antwerp.