63 WORLD AND OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS​

Striving for the ultimate performance is at the core of everything we do at RIH Sport. Therefore we are extremely proud to be part of 63 World and Olympic championships. From our very first champion Arie van Vliet in 1936 to our latest Ingrid Haringa in 1994. In these following pages we’d like to honor our champions. Even today they inspire us to strive for perfection. Our ultimate goal: number 64.

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NO1: ARIE VAN VLIET – 1936 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT AMATEURS​

Arie van Vliet (18 March 1916 – 9 July 2001) was a Dutch sprint cyclist. Between 1934 and 1957, he won 13 medals at world championships, including four gold medals, and set several world records in sprint events, despite the interruption by World War II.[1]He also won a gold medal in 1000 m time trial […]

NO2: ARIE VAN VLIET – 1938 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

Arie van Vliet had one of the longest careers of any track sprinter. Between 1934 and 1957, he won a total of 13 World Championship medals in the event, and it would certainly have been more, had his career not been interrupted by World War II. After two silvers, he won his first amateur world […]

NO3: JAN DERKSEN – 1939 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT AMATEURS

Jan Derksen (23 January 1919 – 22 May 2011) was a Dutch professional cyclist. He was world professional track sprint champion in 1946 and 1957.[1] He was the only rider to win a gold medal at Milan, Italy, in 1939 – in the world amateur sprint – before the championship was abandoned at the outbreak […]

NO4: JAN DERKSEN – 1946 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

Jan Derksen was born at Geertruidenberg in central western Holland on 23 January 1919. He became interested in cycling after listening to radio reports of six-day races on the track. His father gave Derksen his first racing bike after he passed his last school exams at 15. He took out a racing licence with the […]

NO5: GE PETERS – 1946 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT PROFESSIONALS

Gerard “Gerrit” Peters (31 July 1920 – 6 April 2005) was a Dutch track and road cyclist who was active between 1941 and 1956. On track he won the world title in the individual pursuit in 1946 and the European title in madison in 1950. On the road, he won six six-day races, in Ghent […]

NO6: GERRIT SCHULTE – 1948 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT PROFESSIONALS

Gerrit Schulte (7 January 1916 – 26 February 1992) was a Dutch professional track bicycle racer. Between 1940 and 1960 he won 19 six-day races out of 73 starts and was one of the dominant Six days racers of his time. Schulte was as well successful in track pursuit, becoming national champion ten times, European […]

NO7: ARIE VAN VLIET – 1948 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

NO8: JAN PRONK – 1951 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY PROFESSIONALS

NO9: PIET VAN HEUSDEN – 1952 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT PROFESSIONALS

NO10: ARIE VAN VLIET – 1953 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

NO11: FRANS MAHN – 1956 WORLD CHAMPION ROAD AMATEURS

NO12: JAN DERKSEN – 1957 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

NO13: ARIE VAN HOUWELINGEN – 1959 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO14: GALINA YERMOLAYEVA – 1960 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO15: HENK NIJDAM – 1961 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO16: LEEN VAN DER MEULEN – 1961 WORLD CHAMPIONS DERNY AMATEURS

NO17: GALINA YERMOLAYEVA – 1961 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO18: HENK NIJDAM – 1962 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT PROFESSIONALS

NO19: VALENTINA SAVINA – 1962 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO20: GALINA YERMOLAYEVA – 1963 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO21: TIEMEN GROEN – 1964 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO22: JAAP OUDKERK – 1964 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO23: IRINA KIRICHENKO – 1964 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO24: DOLMAN, KARSTENS, PIETERSE, ZOET – 1964 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS TEAM TIME TRIAL

NO25: TIEMEN GROEN – 1965 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO26: VALENTINA SAVINA – 1965 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO27: OMAR PHAKHADZE – 1965 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT AMATEURS

NO28: TIEMEN GROEN – 1966 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO29: PIET DE WIT – 1966 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO29: IRINA KIRICHENKO – 1966 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO30: PIET DE WIT – 1967 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO31: TIEMEN GROEN – 1967 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT PROFESSIONALS

NO32: STANISLAV MOSKVIN, MIKHAIL KOLYUSHEV, DZINTARS LATSIS, VIKTOR BYKOV – 1967 WORLD CHAMPIONS TEAM PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO33: FEDOR DEN HERTOG, RENE PIJNEN, JAN KREKELS, JOOP ZOETEMELK – 1968 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS TEAM TIME TRIAL

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NO34: KEETIE VAN OOSTEN-HAGE – 1968 WORLD CHAMPION ROAD WOMEN

NO35: JAAP OUDKERK – 1969 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY PROFESSIONALS

NO36: RUSSIA – MOSKVIN, KOLYUSHEV, LATSIS, BYKOV – 1969 WORLD CHAMPIONS TEAM PURSUIT AMATEURS

NO37: GALINA TSAREVA – 1969 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

Galina Georgievna Tsareva (Russian: Галина Георгиевна Царева; born 19 April 1950) is a retired Soviet sprint cyclist who dominated the UCI Track Cycling World Championships of 1969-1980, winning 6 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals. Between 1969 and 1987 she won at least 10 national titles. She had an unusually long cycling career and […]

NO38: RUSSIA – YARDY, SOKOLOV, LIKHACHOV, SHUKHOV – 1970 TEAM TIME TRIAL AMATEURS

NO39: GALINA TSAREVA – 1970 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO40: LEIJN LOEVESIJN – 1971 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT PROFESSIONALS

NO41: HENNIE KUIPER – 1972 OLYMPIC CHAMPION ROAD

NO42: GABY MINNEBOO – 1975 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO43: KEETIE VAN OOSTEN-HAGE – 1975 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT WOMEN

NO44: GABY MINNEBOO – 1976 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO45: KEETIE VAN OOSTEN-HAGE – 1976 WORLD CHAMPION ROAD WOMEN

NO47: KEETIE VAN OOSTEN-HAGE – 1978 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT WOMEN

NO48: MARTIN VENIX – 1979 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY PROFESSIONALS

NO49: KEETIE VAN OOSTEN-HAGE – WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT WOMEN

NO50: MATTHÉ PRONK – 1979 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO51: RENÉ KOS – 1981 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY PROFESSIONALS

NO52: SERGEI KOPYLOV – 1981 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT AMATEURS

NO53: MATTHÉ PRONK – 1981 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO54: GABY MINNEBOO – 1982 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO55: MARTIN VENIX – 1982 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY PROFESSIONALS

NO56: JAN DE NIJS – 1984 WORLD CHAMPION DERNY AMATEURS

NO57: LEONTIEN VAN MOORSEL – 1990 WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT WOMEN

NO58: INGRID HARINGA – 1991 WORLD CHAMPION SPRINT WOMEN

NO59: INGRID HARINGA – 1991 WORLD CHAMPION POINTS RACE WOMEN

NO60: INGRID HARINGA – 1992 WORLD CHAMPION POINTS RACE WOMEN

NO61: INGRID HARINGA – 1993 WORLD CHAMPION POINTS RACE WOMEN

NO62: MARIA JONGELING – 1993 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT WOMEN

NO63: INGRID HARINGA – 1994 WORLD CHAMPION POINTS RACE WOMEN

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