|Born||July 2, 1943|
Walter Godefroot is a retired Belgian professional road cyclist who was born in Ghent on 2 July 1943. He was recognized as a gifted sprinter who achieved success in both one-day and stage competitions.
Godefroot turned professional in 1965 and rode for multiple teams, notably Flandria and Molteni, throughout his career. He achieved his greatest success in the Classics, including victories in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, among others.
Godefroot was renowned for his aggressive racing style and ability to predict the outcome of a race. He was a shrewd thinker who frequently utilized his sprinting abilities in the last kilometers of a race.
Godefroot became a successful team manager after retiring from cycling in 1978, directing several major teams, notably Telekom and BMC Racing Team. Also, he served as president of the Belgian cycling federation.
Godefroot is known off the bike for his outgoing nature and passion for the sport. Respected in the cycling world, he has participated in a number of projects to promote the sport and assist young cyclists.
Walter Godefroot’s biggest achievements:
|1968||Tour of Flanders – 1st place|
|1969||Paris-Roubaix – 1st place|
|1970||Gent-Wevelgem – 1st place|
|1972||Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne – 1st place|
|1973||Omloop Het Volk – 1st place|
|1973||Giro di Lombardia – 1st place|
|1974||Paris-Brussels – 1st place|