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 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 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 4 125

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 1977, 1978
Amstel Gold Race 1976
Paris - Tours 1975
Gent - Wevelgem 1975, 1976
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
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1973
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1977
Paris - Nice 1977
Trofeo Laigueglia 1977
Tour du Haut-Var 1978
Nokere Koerse 1974
Brabantse Pijl 1976
G.P. Jef Scherens - Leuven 1974, 1975
G.P. des Nations 1976
Setmana Catalana 1977
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978
Tour de Luxembourg 1974
Vuelta a España 1977
Giro d'Italia - stages 1977 (7)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1974 (7), 1975 (6), 1981 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1976 (8), 1978 (2), 1981 (5)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1976 (2), 1977 (1), 1978 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1977 (5)
Paris - Nice - stages 1975 (1), 1976 (6), 1977 (5)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1975 (6), 1978 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1977 (4)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1973 (1), 1974 (1), 1975 (1), 1976 (1), 1978 (2)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1974 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1977 (13)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1976 (2), 1977 (1)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1971 Individual 84 341
2. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 137 266
3. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1516 18
4. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2225 10
5. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2998 4
6. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5287 1
7. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4345 1
8. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2430 7
9. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul 11 575
10. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 405 137
11. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1583 19
12. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 38 508
13. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 17 617
14. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 0 1028
15. 1985 Euro Soap - Crack Meubelen - Datakor 1 1030
16. 1986 Robland - La Claire Fontaine - Salvo - Galli 0 1127
17. 1987 Robland - Isoglass - Galli - All Sprint - Assos 0 1168
Overall: 21077 50