|Name||Roger De Vlaeminck|
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1947|
|Place of Birth||Eeklo, Belgium|
|Cycling Discipline||Road and Cyclo-cross|
|Teams||Flandria, Brooklyn, TI-Raleigh, San Giacomo, Boule d’Or|
|Major Achievements||4-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:
|1975||Paris-Roubaix Winner, World Cyclo-cross Champion|
|1976||World Cyclo-cross Champion|
|1977||Paris-Roubaix Winner, Tour of Flanders Winner|
|1978||Tour of Flanders Winner|
|1979||Tour of Flanders Winner|
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