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Peter Van Petegem (Opbrakel18 January 1970) is a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer. His nickname is the Black Valentine or The P. He was especially expert in driving of important one-day matches, the so-called classics.

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[1]Peter Van Petegem during theEneco Tour 2007

By Pete gems largest success came in april 2003. After he on Sunday 6 april, for the second time, had won the tour of Flanders (he did this before in 1999), followed the next week (13 april) a victory in Paris-Roubaix. It was the first time that a rider both 'cobbled classics' in the same year since Roger De Vlaeminck won in 1977.

After a quick game on Sun-drenched cobblestones came Van Petegem in Paris-Roubaix in a sprint with three first meet. Dario Pieriand Vyacheslav Ekimov completed the stage.

At the end of Paris-Roubaix 2006 Van Petegem was disqualified because he was in the final with fellow breakaway Leif Hoste andVladimir Gusev drove through a closed railroad crossing. Van Petegem came as third to cross the finish line, but lost his place by the disqualification of Tom Boonen.

In June 2006 became known that Peter Van Petegem no contract extension at his Davitamon-Lotto team would get. In the spring was Van Petegem already publicly criticized in the press by Marc Coucke, the lender of the team, because he is too little quotes would win. The official explanation was that the 36-year-old Van Petegem weighed too heavily on the budget and that the team wanted to rejuvenate. In 2007 he rode forQuick step-Innergetic, but he knew no appealing results more booking.

On 24 August 2007 he announced that he would stop at the end of the cycling season with cycling. He rode his last race in Desselgem on 11 september, the GP Briek SchotteSerge Baguet also drove there its last rate.

Van Petegem also has its own cyclosportive where thousands of cyclists to participate: the Peter Van Petegem Classic. Peter Van Petegem benefit together with his wife Angélique Sachs since 2008 the bed and breakfast Le Pavé to Horebeke.

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1991

  • Amateur road race champion

1994

1996

  • Trofeo Luis Puig
  • 1st, stage 2, tour of Denmark
  • 4th-Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

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1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

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1993
1994
1995 104th 
1996 116th 
1997 102nd 
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Year Milan-San Remo Tour of Flanders Paris-Roubaix Amstel Gold Race Liège Description Gent-Wevelgem World Road Championships World rankings
1993 97th
1994 17th 37th
1995 118th 53rd 55th
1996 31st 10th 36th 58th 14th
1997 14th 9th 28th 25th 16th
1998 7th 5th 17th 21st 29th 8th [2]
1999 7th [3] 25th 20th 4th(UWB)
2000 30th 8th [4] 7th 91st [5] 10th(UWB)
2001 13th 24th 6th 13th 19th(UWB)
2002 15th [6] 6th 7th 18th
2003 [7] [8] 80th [9]
2004 10th 16th 6th 5th 25th 29th
2005 [10] 34th
2006 4th 81st(UPT)
2007 59th 23rd 60th