Eddy Planckaert

Eddy Planckaert
Personal information
Full name Eddy Planckaert
Born (1958-09-22) 22 September 1958
Nevele, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Major wins
Omloop Het Volk 1984+1985
Tour de France green jersey 1988
Tour of Flanders 1988
Paris–Roubaix 1990

Eddy Planckaert (b. Nevele, 22 September 1958) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Belgium. In 1988, Planckaert enjoyed perhaps his best year by capturing the green jersey (points competition) at the 1988 Tour de France and winning the Tour of Flanders. In 1990, he won Paris–Roubaix, his second monumental classic, with the closest finish in the race's history beating Canadian Steve Bauer by less than a cm.[1] More than 10 years after his cycling career, the former racer got back into the public eye with a long running reality TV show about his family life, on Vtm.

Eddy is the brother of fellow cyclists: Willy and Walter Planckaert. Eddy is also the uncle of Jo Planckaert and the father of Francesco Planckaert.

After the 2016 Paris-Roubaix, Planckaert declared that second-placed Tom Boonen should have made a deal with eventual winner Matthew Hayman in order to fix the race and let Boonen win.[2]

Major results

Stage 14 Tour de France:
Stages 1a, 1b, 2 and 12 Vuelta a España:
Brabantse Pijl
Tour of Belgium (and 3 stage wins)
Omloop Het Volk
Stage 3, Paris–Nice
Stage 1, Paris–Nice
Étoile de Bessèges
Omloop Het Volk
Stages 1 and 4 Vuelta a España:
Stage 8 Tour de France:
Stages 3 and 7 Vuelta a España:
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Stage 2, Paris–Nice
Tour of Flanders
1st Points Classification Tour de France
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Stage 7, Tirreno–Adriatico


  1. Birnie, Lionel (5 April 2010). "Cycle Sport's Classic Race: 1990 Paris-Roubaix". Cycling weekly. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. Clarke, Stuart (29 April 2016). "Tom Boonen should have made a deal with Mathew Hayman to win Paris-Roubaix, says former winner". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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