Historic Overview Marc Demeyer

Rider

Overall Rank317
NameMarc DEMEYER
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth19-Apr-1950 - Avelgem (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death20-Jan-1982 - Merelbeke (Oost Vlaanderen)
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Marc Demeyer - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1972 Beaulieu 224 191
2. 1973 Carpenter 399 104
3. 1974 Carpenter 1050 38
4. 1975 Flandria 1109 30
5. 1976 Flandria 1274 30
6. 1977 Flandria 909 39
7. 1978 Flandria 757 48
8. 1979 Flandria 1745 17
9. 1980 IJsboerke 577 80
10. 1981 Capri Sonne 353 144
11. 1982 Splendor 0 669
Overall: 8397 317

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