Hein van Breenen

Hein van Breenen

Hein van Breenen (12 June 1929 – 8 March 1990) was a Dutch racing cyclist. He rode the Tour de France in 1952–1955 with the best result of 20th place in 1954; that year he finished within the podium at three Tour de France stages. Next year he ended 11th overall at the Giro d’Italia.

During a race, a rider in front of him has crashed. He managed to avoid crash by grabbing a tree branch. That’s how he earned the nickname “Tarzan”.

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