Rudy Dhaenens, 1990 World Champion Jersey

$1,100.00

The 1990 Road World Championships were held in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan. Rudy Dhaenens took the Gold Medal while fellow Belgian Dirk de Wolf won the Silver and Italian rider Gianni Bugno the Bronze. Dhaenens rode as a professional from 1981 – 1990 before being forced to retire due to health issues.

Size: M

Chest: 38.5 inches / 98 cm  (19.25 inches / 49 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length: 28.5 in / 70 cm

Maker: Biemme –  Made in Italy – 55% Polyester – 45% Tactel

This jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

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Rudy Dhaenens

Rudy Dhaenens (10 April 1961 – 6 April 1998) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who is most famous for winning the World Cycling Championships in 1990 as a member of the Belgian national team.

Dhaenens did well in Paris–Roubaix; finishing second in 1986 and third the following year. Dhaenens won the 1990 World Championship Road Race, held in Utsunomiya, Japan, ahead of Dirk De Wolf of Belgium and Gianni Bugno of Italy. In 1992, Dhaenens was forced to stop his career because of heart problems. For a long time, he was in the service of the PDM cycling team, usually as tactical captain. Dhaenens was known for his calm, reserved attitude.

He died in 1998, at the age of 36, from head injuries sustained in a car accident in Aalst while driving to the finish of the Tour of Flanders bicycle race.  From 1999 to 2007, the Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens was held in his honor in late March, in Nevele, Belgium.

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Each jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

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Weight 2 lbs