Freddy Maertens

Freddy Maertens, nicknamed ‘Fast Freddy’ is considered by many as the greatest sprinter ever. His eventful career and life has been a hurdle to an even greater career. But his popularity amongst the cycling fans remains unchanged. During his career Freddy rode for several teams (we didn’t take into account the less succesfull years): 1972 Beaulieu-Flandria 1973-1975 Flandria-Carpenter 1976-1978 Flandria-Velda 1979 Flandria-Ça Va Seul 1980 San Giacomo 1981-1982 Boule d’Or Freddy won 3 times the green jersey in the Tour de France: 1976, 1978, 1981 Freddy won 1 vuelta: 1977 Freddy also won 2 times the world championships (1976, 1981) and once the belgian championships: 1976