Historic Overview Freddy Maertens

Rider

Overall Rank45
NameFreddy MAERTENS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth13-Feb-1952 - Nieuwpoort (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Freddy Maertens

Freddy Maertens (born 13 February 1952 in Nieuwpoort) is a Belgian former professional racing cyclist who was twice world road race champion. His career coincided with the best years of another Belgian rider, Eddy Merckx, and supporters and reporters were split over which was the better. Maertens' career swung between winning more than 50 races in a season to winning almost none and then back again. His life has been marked by debt and alcoholism. It took him more than two decades to pay a tax debt. He is now the curator of the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenaarde.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk 1977, 1978
Amstel Gold Race 1976
Paris - Tours 1975
Gent - Wevelgem 1975, 1976
Vuelta a España 1977
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1974, 1975
Paris - Bruxelles 1975
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1978
World Championships Road Race 1976, 1981
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1976, 1977
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1976
Rund um den Henninger Turm 1976
Tour de France - stages 1976 (8), 1978 (2), 1981 (5)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1977 (7)
Vuelta a España - stages 1977 (13)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1974 (7), 1975 (6), 1981 (1)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 57 354
2. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1407 24
3. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1922 13
4. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2634 6
5. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5328 1
6. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4376 1
7. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2458 7
8. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul - Sunair 9 492
9. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 419 116
10. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1584 12
11. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 30 451
12. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 12 515
13. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 0 791
14. 1985 Euro Soap - Crack Meubelen - Datakor 1 751
15. 1986 Robland - La Claire Fontaine - Salvo - Galli 0 842
16. 1987 Isoglass 0 911
Overall: 20237 45