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Freddie Eugen (4 February 1941 – 8 June 2018)

On the age of 77, Freddie Eugen has passed away. The Dane was a pro cyclist between 1961 and 1969. In 1963 he won a stage in the Tour de Suisse. On the track, he won nine six-days, seven with Palle Lykke Jensen and two with Leandro Faggin.

Freddie Eugen
Born: 4 February 1941, Copenhagen (DEN)
Died: 8 June 2018, Zürich (SUI)

Teams
1961 – Crescent
1962 – Torpedo – Continental
1963 – Torpedo / Tigra – Meltina / Mercier – BP – Hutchinson
1964 – Flandria – Romeo / Tigra – Meltina
1965 – Flandria – Romeo
1966 – Individual
1967 – Caballero (from 1 Sep)
1968 – Caballero – Wielersport
1969 – Caballero

Wins
1961 – National Championship – Pursuit
17.06.1963 – Tour de Suisse, stage 6: Lesa Diablerets – Burgdorf
12.12.1963 – Six-days of Munster (Palle Lykke Jensen)
25.09.1965 – Six-days of Montreal (Leandro Faggin)
30.11.1965 – Six-days of Munster (Palle Lykke Jensen)
14.05.1966 – Six-days of Montreal (Leandro Faggin)
13.12.1967 – Six-days of Amsterdam (Palle Lykke Jensen)
03.10.1967 – Six-days of Montreal (Palle Lykke Jensen)
06.12.1967 – Six-days of Zurich (Palle Lykke Jensen)
23.09.1967 – Six-days of London (Palle Lykke Jensen)
18.01.1968 – Six-days of Berlin (Palle Lykke Jensen)
26.08.1969 – Odense

Major results

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Sixteenth stage win for Sagan in Suisse

Peter Sagan has won his sixteenth stage in the Tour de Suisse. The Slovakian extend his record of the most stage wins in the race.

Most stage wins Tour de Suisse
16 | Peter Sagan | SVK
11 | Fabian Cancellara | SUI
11 | Hugo Koblet | SUI
11 | Ferdi Kubler | SUI
9 | Roger de Vlaeminck | BEL
9 | Urs Freuler | SUI
9 | Michel Pollentier | BEL
8 | Franco Bitossi | ITA
8 | Erik Zabel | DUI
7 | Robbie McEwen | AUS

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Thomas fifth British winner of Dauphine

Geraint Thomas became the fifth British winner of Critérium du Dauphiné. Brian Robinson in 1961 was the first followed by Robert Millar, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

British winners of Critérium du Dauphiné
1962 | Brian Robinson
1990 | Robert Millar
2011 | Bradley Wiggins
2012 | Bradley Wiggins
2013 | Chris Froome
2015 | Chris Froome
2016 | Chris Froome
2018 | Geraint Thomas

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Andrés Gandarias Albizu (24 April 1943 – 27 May 2018)

On the age of 75, Andrés Gandarias Albizu has passed away. The Spaniard was a pro cyclist in the 60’s and 70’s. In 1976, he won a stage in the Giro d’Italia and in 1969 he finished fifth in the Tour de France. During his stage win in the Giro of 1976, he was the first on the top of the Passo Stella, the Cima Coppi that year.

Andrés Gandarias Albizu
Born: 24 April 1943, Ibárruri (SPA)
Died: 27 May 2018, Durango (SPA)

Teams
1967 – Kas – Kaskol
1968 – Kas – Kaskol
1969 – Kas – Kaskol
1970 – Kas – Kaskol
1971 – Kas – Kaskol
1972 – Werner
1973 – De Kova – Lejeune
1974 – La Casera – Peña Bahamontes
1975 – Montevedre – Sanson
1976 – Teka
1977 – Teka
1978 – Novostil – Helios

Wins
15.04.1975 – Vuelta al Pais Vasco, stage 2B: Irache – Logroño
31.07.1975 – Vuelta a Cantabria, stage 2: Santander – Reinosa
03.08.1975 – Vuelta a Cantabria
09.06.1976 – Giro d’Italia, stage 19: Longarone – Rifugio Gardeccia

Major results
World Championship: 1970/49
Giro d’Italia: 1971/31, 1976/52
Tour de France: 1968/9, 1969/5, 1970/20, 1971/DNF, 1973/DNF, 1977/44
Vuelta a Espana: 1968/19, 1969/DNF, 1970/15, 1975/27, 1976/37, 1977/32, 1978/16
Milano-Sanremo: 1969/67, 1972/54

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Arie den Hartog (23 April 1941 – 7 June 2018)

Arie den Hartog died at the age of 77. He was pro between 1964 and 1970 and the first Dutch winner of Milano-Sanremo (1965) and Amstel Gold Race (1967).

Arie den Hartog
Born: 23 April 1941, Zuidland (NED)
Died: 7 June 2018, Nieuwstadt (NED)

Teams
1964 – Saint-Raphaël – Gitane – Dunlop
1965 – Ford France – Gitane
1966 – Ford France – Hutchinson
1967 – BIC
1968 – BIC
1969 – Caballero
1970 – Caballero – Laurens

Wins
07.02.1964 – Ruta del Sol – Vuelta a Andalucia, stage 6: Sevilla – Cadiz
28.03.1964 – Oldenzaal
31.03.1964 – Paris-Camembert
05.04.1964 – Tour de l’Herault
16.04.1964 – GP de la Bicicleta Eiberresa, stage 1: Eibar – Eibar
13.06.1964 – Tour du Luxembourg, stage 2A (Team time trial): Grevenmacher
14.06.1964 – Tour du Luxembourg, stage 3: Bettembourg – Diekirch
15.06.1964 – Tour du Luxembourg
09.08.1964 – GP de Belgique
12.09.1964 – Zuidland
27.09.1964 – GP Parisien (with Rudi Altig and Ab Geldermans)
19.03.1965 – Milano-Sanremo
20.03.1965 – Ospedaletti
01.05.1965 – Ronde d’Auvergne
15.08.1965 – Beaulac-Bernos
12.04.1966 – Ronde van België, stage 3: Namur – Wellin (LUX)
30.05.1966 – GP Gerard Saint (Argentan)
24.07.1966 – Hoepertingen
07.08.1966 – Elsloo
14.09.1966 – Volta a Catalunya, stage 5: Tarragona – La Massana (AND)
18.09.1966 – Volta a Catalunya
15.04.1967 – Amstel Gold Race
21.04.1967 – GP du Petit Varois (Bandol)
23.07.1968 – Genk
25.05.1969 – Ulestraten

Major results
World Championship: 1964/37, 1965/7
Giro d’Italia: 1967/DNF
Tour de France: 1965/DNF, 1966/44, 1968/26, 1970/DNF
Vuelta a Espana: 1967/13, 1968/DNF
Milano-Sanremo: 1964/56, 1965/1, 1966/44, 1969/65
Ronde van Vlaanderen: 1965/35, 1967/75
Paris-Roubaix: 1966/41, 1967/43
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: 1964/26, 1969/11, 1970/12
Giro di Lombardia: 1964/25, 1966/22
Amstel Gold Race: 1967/1, 1969/15, 1970/12
Gent-Wevelgem: 1964/41, 1966/30, 1968/26, 1969/62
Fleche Wallonne: 1966/20, 1970/26