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Historic Overview Freddy Maertens

Rider

Overall Rank50
NameFreddy MAERTENS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth13-Feb-1952 - Nieuwpoort (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Freddy Maertens

Freddy Maertens (born 13 February 1952) 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 who was 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. At one point early in his career, between the 1976 Tour and 1977 Giro, Maertens won 28 out of 60 Grand Tour stages that he entered before abandoning the Giro due to injury on stage 8b. Eight Tour stage wins, thirteen Vuelta stage wins and seven Giro stage wins in less than one calendar year.

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Badges

2 2 3 15 7 13 10 6 21 7 4 8 4 126

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 / Het Nieuwsblad 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
Tour de Luxembourg 1974
G.P. Jef Scherens - Leuven 1974, 1975
Setmana Catalana 1977
Elfstedenronde 1974
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)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1974 (2)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1977 (4)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1976 (2), 1977 (1)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1971 Individual 86 338
2. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 148 261
3. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1524 18
4. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2234 9
5. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2998 4
6. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5293 1
7. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4347 1
8. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2442 7
9. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul 11 587
10. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 405 137
11. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1584 19
12. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 38 510
13. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 17 620
14. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 0 1104
15. 1985 Euro Soap - Crack Meubelen - Datakor 1 1095
16. 1986 Robland - La Claire Fontaine - Salvo - Galli 0 1197
17. 1987 Robland - Isoglass - Galli - All Sprint - Assos 0 1253
Overall: 21128 50