Roger De Vlaeminck

NameRoger De Vlaeminck
Date of BirthAugust 24, 1947
Place of BirthEeklo, Belgium
Cycling DisciplineRoad and Cyclo-cross
Professional Career1969-1984
TeamsFlandria, Brooklyn, TI-Raleigh, San Giacomo, Boule d’Or
Major Achievements4-time Paris-Roubaix winner, 3-time Tour of Flanders winner, 2-time World Cyclo-cross Champion

Roger De Vlaeminck is a Belgian cyclist who used to race professionally on the road and in cyclocross. He was born on August 24, 1947, in Eeklo, Belgium. In 1969, De Vlaeminck started riding for professional teams like Flandria, Brooklyn, TI-Raleigh, San Giacomo, and Boule d’Or.

Van Vlaeminck is best known for his work in cobblestone classics like the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. He won the Tour of Flanders three times and the Paris-Roubaix four times (1972, 1974, 1975, and 1977). (1977, 1978, and 1979). He was known for his aggressive riding style and his ability to handle the rough terrain of the cobbled classics.

In addition to his success on the road, De Vlaeminck was also a good cyclo-cross racer. He was the UCI World Cyclo-cross Champion in 1975 and 1976. He was known for both his technical skills and his ability to race in cyclocross’s muddy and dangerous conditions.

Off the bike, De Vlaeminck was known for being direct and willing to say what he thought. He was also known for loving to hunt, which he did to stay busy when the season was over.

Here are some of Roger De Vlaeminck’s most important achievements:

1972Paris-Roubaix Winner
1974Paris-Roubaix Winner
1975Paris-Roubaix Winner, World Cyclo-cross Champion
1976World Cyclo-cross Champion
1977Paris-Roubaix Winner, Tour of Flanders Winner
1978Tour of Flanders Winner
1979Tour of Flanders Winner

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