Rik Verbrugghe

Rik Verbrugghe
Personal information
Full name Rik Verbrugghe
Born (1974-07-23) 23 July 1974
Tienen, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1996-2004 Lotto
2005 QuickStep-Innergetic
2006-2008 Cofidis
Major wins
Flèche Wallonne (2001)
Giro d'Italia, 3 stages (2001-2002-2006)
Tour de France, 1 stage (2001)
Tour de Romandie, 1 stage (2002)
Eneco Tour, 1 stage (2005)
Infobox last updated on
30 September 2007

Rik Verbrugghe (born 23 July 1974 in Tienen, Flemish Brabant) is a Belgian former professional road racing cyclist. In 1996, Verbrugghe turned pro and has since become a Belgian time trial champion, competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, won a stage at the Tour de France, three stages at the Giro d'Italia, and the one-day Ardennes classicsLa Flèche Wallonne, and the overall and two stages of the Critérium International. In 2008 he announced his retirement, and subsequent role as team director at Quick Step during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2011 he became team director at BMC Racing Team.

Teams and major results

1996 Lotto-Isoglass
1997 Lotto-Mobistar
1998 Lotto-Mobistar
1999 Lotto-Mobistar
2nd, Clásica de San Sebastián
2000 Lotto-Adecco
1st Belgium Belgian National Time Trial Championships
2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
2001 Lotto-Adecco
La Flèche Wallonne
Overall, Critérium International
Stage 1
Stage 3
Stage 15 Tour de France
Prologue Giro d'Italia
Criterium Peer
Criterium Maastricht
2002 Lotto-Adecco
Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
9th, Overall Giro d'Italia
Prologue Tour de Romandie
2003 Lotto-Domo
3rd, Overall Paris-Corrèze
2004 Lotto-Domo
5th, Overall Tour of Belgium
2005 Quick Step-Davitamon
Prologue Eneco Tour, 5 days in leader's red jersey
Grand Prix de Lugano
2006 Cofidis
Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
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