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

Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 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
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
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)
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)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1971 Individual 0 1023
2. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 53 363
3. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1402 21
4. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2122 12
5. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2859 4
6. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5090 1
7. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4251 1
8. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2322 7
9. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul - Sunair 8 528
10. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 404 135
11. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1571 19
12. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 29 479
13. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 12 568
14. 1984 Splendor - Mondial Moquettes - Marc 0 857
15. 1985 Euro Soap - Crack Meubelen - Datakor 1 828
16. 1986 Robland - La Claire Fontaine - Salvo - Galli 0 904
17. 1987 Robland - Isoglass - Galli - All Sprint - Assos 0 980
Overall: 20124 56