Georges Pintens

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Georges Pintens
Personal information
Full name Georges Pintens
Born (1946-10-15) 15 October 1946 (age 75)
Antwerp, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
14 July 2008

Georges Pintens (born 15 October 1946 in Antwerp) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Belgium who excelled at one-day classic races during the 1960s and 1970s.

Pintens most successful year was in 1971 when he captured the Belgian classic, Gent–Wevelgem, and the overall title at the Tour de Suisse but finished second to Eddy Merckx at Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

In 1974, Pintens returned to win Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

Major achievements

1969 – Mann-Grundig
1970 – Mann-Grundig
1971 – Hertekamp-Magniflex
1972 – Van Cauter-Magniflex-de Gribaldy
  • 1st, GP Kanton Aargau
1973 – Rokado
1974 – MIC-Ludo-de Gribaldy
1975 – Maes-Watney
1976 – Miko-de Gribaldy-Superia

Tour de France record

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