Historic Overview Hector Martin
Hector Martin (26 December 1898–9 August 1972) was a Belgian road racing cyclist, professional from 1925 to 1935. In 1924 he won the "Tour of Flanders for Independents" and the Belgian championship cycling for independents . From 1925 to 1935 he was a professional cyclist. In the Tour de France 1927 he won the third stage in Caen and the 22nd stage to Charleville and he wore the yellow jersey for 4 days . In 1928 he won Bordeaux-Paris and in 1929 he became second. In 1930 he won the Circuit de Béarn . He was the brother of Léon Martin.
Camille Thomas fabricated cycling shoes and marketed them under Hector's name in 1939.