Historic Overview Freddy Maertens

Rider

Overall Rank46
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

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
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1973
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1977
Paris - Nice 1977
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)
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)
More results

Seasons

Freddy Maertens - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1972 Beaulieu - Flandria 53 354
2. 1973 Flandria - Carpenter - Shimano 1326 25
3. 1974 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 1861 12
4. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 2845 4
5. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 5080 1
6. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 4187 1
7. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 2287 7
8. 1979 Flandria - Ca-va seul - Sunair 8 495
9. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 400 118
10. 1981 Boule d'Or - Sunair 1543 15
11. 1982 Boule d'Or - Sunair 29 459
12. 1983 Masta - TeVe Blad - Concorde 12 518
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 Robland - Isoglass - Galli - All Sprint - Assos 0 910
Overall: 19632 46