Historic Overview Marc Demeyer

Rider

Overall Rank337
NameMarc DEMEYER
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth19-Apr-1950 - Avelgem (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death20-Jan-1982 - Merelbeke (Oost Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Marc Demeyer (19 April 1950 – 20 January 1982) was a professional road racing cyclist from Avelgem, Belgium. He died of a heart attack at the age of 31.

Demeyer turned professional in 1972 for the Flandria team managed by Briek Schotte. He signed the contract while resting it on a car beside the start of Dwars door België, which he then won. Shortly afterwards he won the Grand Prix d'Isbergues.

Demeyer was one of the so-called "Three Musketeers", riding with and for Freddy Maertens and Michel Pollentier He led out sprints for Maertens in particular but could win them for himself, including stages of the Tour de France. He rode the Tour six times, finishing 72nd in 1973, 41st in 1974, 42nd in 1975, 56th in 1976, 49th in 1978 and 57th in 1979.

He won the intermediate sprints competition, known then as Points Chaud ('hot spot sprints') in the Tours of 1973 and 1975. He won two stages: the 19th in 1978 from Lausanne to Belfort, and the 14th in 1979 from Belfort to Evian-les-Bains. In 1974 he won Paris–Brussels and two years later Paris–Roubaix.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Paris - Roubaix 1976
Paris - Bruxelles 1974
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1972
Tour de France - stages 1978 (1), 1979 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1977 (2)

Seasons

Marc Demeyer - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1971 Flandria - Mars 0 827
2. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 224 192
3. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 399 104
4. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1050 38
5. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1109 32
6. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 1274 30
7. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 909 39
8. 1978 Flandria 757 49
9. 1979 Flandria 1745 17
10. 1980 IJsboerke 577 81
11. 1981 Capri Sonne 353 147
12. 1982 Splendor 0 670
Overall: 8397 337