Rudy Pevenage

Rudy Pévenage
Personal information
Full name Rudy Pévenage
Nickname de rosse van Moerbeke
Born (1954-06-15) 15 June 1954
(Moerbeke, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1976-1980 IJsboerke
1981-1982 Capri Sonne
1983-1986 Del Tongo
1987-1988 Superconfex
Managerial team(s)
1989 Histor
1990-1993 La William
1994-2002 Telekom
2003 Coast/Bianchi
2006 T-Mobile
2009 Rock Racing
Major wins
Tour de France 1980: 2nd stage
Winner points classification
Infobox last updated on
8 February 2007

Rudy Pévenage (Moerbeke, 15 June 1954) is a former Belgian cyclist, and later in his career team coach of cycling teams such as Histor, La William, Team Bianchi and T-Mobile Team.

Pévenage was a professional cyclist from 1976 until 1988. His largest success was in the Tour de France: he won one stage and won the points classification. In 1979 he reached second place in the Tour de Suisse. He also spent nine days in the yellow jersey, leading the general classification in the Tour de France. His nickname was de rosse van Moerbeke.

After his cycling career, Pévenage became a team manager. Pévenage was team manager of Deutsche Telekom when Jan Ullrich started his career. In 2002, when Ullrich was forced to leave the team, Pévenage followed Ullrich to his new team Bianchi. After a good 2003 Tour de France, Ullrich returned to Telekom, without Pévenage.[1] In 2006, Pévenage returned to Telekom (then renamed T-Mobile). When Ullrich was suspected of using illegal doping in Operación Puerto and was fired by T-Mobile Team, Pévenage also had to leave. He was rumoured to have worked as a connection between Ullrich and the Spanish Eufemiano Fuentes.[2]

Major results

Winner Brussels-Bever
Winner GP E5
Winner Viane
Winner Nederename
Winner Malderen
Tour de France:
23rd place overall classification
Winner Viane
Tour de France:
42nd place overall classification
Winner 2nd stage
Winner points classification ( Green Jersey)
Winner intermediate sprints classification
Winner Bilzen criterium
Winner Omloop van West-Brabant
Winner Schendelbeke
Winner Vielsalm
Tour de France:
75th place overall classification
Winner Druivenkoers
Winner Berner Rundfahrt
Winner Lichtervelde
Tour de France:
73rd place overall classification
Winner Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
Winner Joeuf
Winner Herne
Winner Viane
Winner Fellbach


  1. ""Preparing for next season sooner", An interview with Rudy Pevenage". Deutsche Welle. 2004-11-09. Retrieved 2007-07-04.
  2. "T-Mobile Sacks Ullrich Mentor". Deutsche Welle. 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2007-07-04.
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