Knowledge Identifier: +Freddy_Maertens
Born in 1952.
Countries: Belgium (38%), France (21%), Netherlands (8%)
Linked to: Alcoholics Anonymous, Campagnolo, Shimano
Relations between the riders and their fans reached their depth on 2 September 1973 in the world road championship around the Montjuich climb near Barcelona
In one of the most surprising comebacks in cycling history, Maertens won the 1981 World Championship, which was held in Prague
In 2000 he became curator of the Belgian national cycling museum in Roeselare
It ended in 2007 when the two met in a hotel in France