Cycling Career Highlights
Freddy Maertens, Belgium Born : 1952 in Nieuwpoort. Expected by the Belgians to emulate Eddy Merckx, Maertens was a mercurial one-day rider who dominated cycling for 2 years. Winner of 13 stages in the 1977 Vuelta, his lack of climbing ability was the drawback to major tour success.

 

Major Victories

1973:
4 Days of Dunkirk
1974:
Ruta del Sol
Tour of Luxembourg
Flanders Championship
GP Jef Scherens
1975:
Ghent-Wevelgem Classic
Paris-Brussels
4 Days of Dunkirk
Paris-Tours
Tour of Belgium
Ruta del Sol
GP Jef Scherens
1976:
Tour de France: Points
Tour de France: Prologue (Time Trial)
Tour de France: Stage 1
Tour de France: Stage 3 (Time Trial)
Tour de France: Stage 7
Tour de France: Stage 18a
Tour de France: Stage 18b
Tour de France: Stage 21
Tour de France: Stage 22a
Ghent-Wevelgem Classic
Amstel Gold Classic
Grand Prix of Frankfurt
Grand Prix of Zurich
Fleche Brabanconne
Flanders Championship
4 Days of Dunkirk
Grand Prix Time Trial
Belgian National Champion
World Champion
Pernod Cup No1

1977:

Tour of Italy: Prologue (Time Trial)
Tour of Italy: Stage 4
Tour of Italy: Stage 6a
Tour of Italy: Stage 6b
Tour of Italy: Stage 7
Tour of Italy: Stage 8a
Tour of Spain: Overall
Tour of Spain: Points
Tour of Spain: Prologue (Time Trial)
Tour of Spain: Stage 1
Tour of Spain: Stage 2
Tour of Spain: Stage 5
Tour of Spain: Stage 6
Tour of Spain: Stage 7
Tour of Spain: Stage 8
Tour of Spain: Stage 9
Tour of Spain: Stage 11a (Time Trial)
Tour of Spain: Stage 11b

Tour of Spain: Stage 13
Tour of Spain: Stage 16
Tour of Spain: Stage 19
Het Volk
Trofeo Laigueglia
Paris-Nice
Tour of Catalonia
Catalan Week
Giro of Sardinia
Pernod Cup No1
1978:
Tour de France: Points
Tour de France: Stage 5
Tour de France: Stage 7
Het Volk
Grand Prix E3 - Harelbeke
4 Days of Dunkirk
Tour du Haut-Var
1979:
1980:
1981:
Tour de France: Points
Tour de France: Stage 1a
Tour de France: Stage 3
Tour de France: Stage 9
Tour de France: Stage 12a
Tour de France: Stage 13
Tour de France: Stage 22
World Champion
1982:
1983:
1984:
Tour of Frlanders Classic