Historic Overview Freddy Maertens

Rider

Overall Rank56
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.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Vuelta a España 1977
World Championships Road Race 1976, 1981
Paris - Nice 1977
Amstel Gold Race 1976
Gent - Wevelgem 1975, 1976
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1978
Omloop Het Volk 1977, 1978
Rund um den Henninger Turm 1976
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1977
Trofeo Laigueglia 1977
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 1974, 1975
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1976
Paris - Tours 1975
Paris - Bruxelles 1975
G.P. des Nations 1976
Super Prestige Pernod 1976, 1977
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1973
Tour du Haut-Var 1978
Nokere Koerse 1974
Brabantse Pijl 1976
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978
G.P. Jef Scherens - Leuven 1974, 1975
Setmana Catalana 1977
Tour de France - stages 1976 (8), 1978 (2), 1981 (5)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1977 (7)
Vuelta a España - stages 1977 (13)
Paris - Nice - stages 1975 (1), 1976 (6), 1977 (5)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1975 (6), 1978 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1976 (2), 1977 (1), 1978 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1977 (5)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1974 (7), 1975 (6), 1981 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1973 (1), 1974 (1), 1975 (1), 1976 (1), 1978 (2)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1977 (4)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 53 362
2. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1402 21
3. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2048 12
4. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2859 4
5. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5090 1
6. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4245 1
7. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2316 7
8. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul - Sunair 8 499
9. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 405 132
10. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1572 19
11. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 29 470
12. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 12 544
13. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 0 800
14. 1985 Euro Soap - Crack Meubelen - Datakor 1 773
15. 1986 Robland - La Claire Fontaine - Salvo - Galli 0 855
16. 1987 Robland - Isoglass - Galli - All Sprint - Assos 0 929
Overall: 20040 56