Palmares

Success Story

A long story of successes of Fred Rompelberg
 

Successes

Fred Rompelberg,
born on 1945-10-30 at Maastricht,
racing cyclist since 1965,
professional racing cyclist since 1971,
continuously professional racing cyclist since 40 years (2010),
eldest active professional racing cyclist in the world.
 
  • 11 world records,
  • 1 European record,
  • 7 victories in cycle road races,
  • Dutch champion on a cycle behind heavy engines,
  • many victories behind heavy engines on cycle tracks,
  • current holder of the one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines with 86,449 km,
  • current holder of the 100 km world record behind heavy engines with 1h 10’ 363/100’’,
  • current holder of the Absolute Speed World Record Cycling behind a dragster on a dried up American salt lake with 268,831 km/h.

Results

Victories, Records, Championships, ...
 
1971
Geleen, the Netherlands,
winner of a cycle road race
1975
Monteroni di Lecce, Italy,
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on outdoor track:
75,554 km
1976
Rome, Italy,
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on outdoor track:
79,631 km
100 km world record behind heavy engines on outdoor track:
1h 15’ 24’’
Pulheim, Germany and Wemeldinge, the Netherlands,
winner of two cycle road races
1977
Antwerp, Belgium,
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
72,021 km
Utrecht, the Netherlands,
Dutch champion behind heavy engines
Elsloo, the Netherlands and Embrach, Switzerland,
winner of two cycle road races
1982
Montreal, Canada,
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
78,953 km
100 km world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
1h 15’ 58’’
1986
Moscow, Russia,
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
81,339 km
100 km world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
1h 13’ 55’’
one hour against the clock world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
86,449 km
100 km world record behind heavy engines on indoor track:
1h 10’ 363/100’’
1988
Bonneville / Salt Lake City, USA,
European record behind dragster:
212,337 km/h or 131,993 mph
(falls at 209 km/h and 232 km/h; 24 fractures)
1995
Bonneville / Salt Lake City, USA,
world record behind dragster:
268,831 km/h or 166,944 mph
(more than 23 km/h better than the best result of a competitor before)

Teams

All teams and team leaders and - managers of Fred Rompelberg during a 40 years (2010) career as a professional racing cyclist.
 
1971
Siriki-Munck-Gitane, Belgium, team leader: Willy de Temmerman
1972 - 1973
Individueel TWC Maastricht, the Netherlands, team leader: Toine Gense
1974 - 1975
TI Raleigh, the Netherlands, team leader: Peter Post
1976
Frisol-Gazelle, the Netherlands, team leader: Piet Libregts
1977
Frisol-Gazelle-Thirion, the Netherlands, team leader: Piet Libregts
1978
Mini Flat-Boule d’Or-Colnago, Belgium, team leader: Lucien Willekens
1979
Mini Flat-V.D.B., Belgium, team leaders: Frans Verbeek and Lucien Willekens
1980
Mini Flat-Vermeer-Thijs, Belgium, team leaders: Roger Swerts and Lucien Willekens
1981
TI Raleigh-Breda, the Netherlands, team leader: Peter Post
1982
Amko, the Netherlands, team leaders: Ton Vissers and Henny Libregts
1983
Beugels Assurantien-T.W.C. Maastricht, the Netherlands
1984
Vosschemie, Belgium, team leader: Remie de Moor
1985
Elro Snacks-Nikon-Van Schilt, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Lomme Driesens, Jos Elen and Henny Libregts
1986
Vosschemie, Belgium, team leader: Remie de Moor
1987
Thermosit-Santini-Vosschemie, Belgium, team leaders: Gerard Indestege and Remie de Moor
1988
Thermosit-ADR, Belgium, team leaders: Gerard Indestege and François Lambert
1989
Shark International, the Netherlands, team leaders: Frits Bergman and Jan Stevens
1990
Mini Flat, Belgium, team leader: Karl Dierick
1991 - 1992
Majuna-Mini Flat, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Huub Engelen and Karl Dierick
1993 - 1994
I.B.I.S.-Mini Flat, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Huub Engelen and Karl Dierick
1995
I.B.I.S.-Mini Flat-Vosschemie, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Huub Engelen, Karl Dierick and Remie de Moor
1996
I.B.I.S.-RDM, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Huub Engelen and Remie de Moor
1997
I.B.I.S.-RDM-ASFRA-SITRA, the Netherlands - Belgium, team leaders: Huub Engelen and Willy Teirlinck
1998 - 2010
I.B.I.S., the Netherlands, team leader: Huub Engelen