A belted happy birthday to Jean-Marie Wampers, who was born on April 7, 1959.
The Belgian rider is best known for winning the 87th edition of the Paris-Roubaix Classic in 1989, ahead of fellow Belgians Dirk De Wolf and Edwin Van Hooydonck.
Other notable victories of Wampers’ included, 1984 Druivenkoers Overijse, 1985 Nationale Sluitingsprijs, Stage 4 of the 1986 Four Days of Dunkirk, the 1986 and 1989 Rund um den Henninger-Turm and the Gran Prix de l’Escaut-Schoten and Scheldeprijs both in 1989.
During his 11-year career, Wampers rode for such prestigious teams as Santini – Selle Italia, GIS Gelati – Olmo, BEL Euro-Shop – Splendor – Mondial Moquette, Hitachi – Splendor, Panasonic – Isostar and Collstrop – Garden Wood – History.
After his retirement from racing in 1992, Wampers held a minor role as a race announcer for various Belgian media outlets, alongside periodic guest appearances at some of the Spring Classics events.
Gelukkige verjaardag Jean-Marie!
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