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Flandria 1959-1979

Flandria 1970-1972

Flandria 1959-1962

Flandria 1973-1978

Flandria 1967-1969, 1973-1975

Marc Demeyer

Born: 19th April 1950, Avelgem, Belgium
Died: 20th January, 1982, Merelbeke, Belgium
Number of professional victories: 68
Flandria 1972 - 1979

marc_dem_1Marc Demeyer turned professional with Flandria in 1972. He signed the contract whilst resting it on the side of a car at the start of Dwars door Vlaanderen, which he then won. Demeyer was one of Flandria's “Three Musketeers” along with Freddy Maertens and Michel Pollentier.

Demeyer was primarily Maertens’ sprint lead-out man, although he was capable of winning, and did win stages himself.  He was particularly suited to the Northern Classics and won the 1976 edition of Paris-Roubaix, famously captured in Jorgen Leth’s film “A Sunday in Hell”.






Major placings whilst riding for Flandria:

marc_dem_jersey_11974 Flandria - Carpenter - Confortluxe
1st Paris-Brussels
1st Scheldt Grand Prix
3rd Paris-Roubaix


marc_dem_jersey_21975 Flandria - Carpenter - Confortluxe
3rd Tour of Flanders
4th Paris-Roubaix
5th Ghent-Wevelgem
5th Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne


marc_dem_jersey_31976 Flandria - Velda - Westvlaams Vleesbedrijf
1st Paris-Roubaix
3rd Tour of Flanders



marc_dem_jersey_41977 Flandria - Velda - Latina
1st Scheldt Grand Prix
1st Stages 14 and 16 - Giro d’Italia
2nd Paris-Brussels


marc_dem_jersey_51978 Flandria - Velda - Lano
1st Stage 19 - Tour de France



marc_dem_jersey_61979 Flandria - Ca va seul - Sunair
1st Stage 14 - Tour de France
1st Stage 4 - Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stages 3 and 4 - Midi Libre
1st Stages 1, 2 and 5 - 4 Days Dunkirk
2nd Tour of Flanders
3rd Championship of Zurich
4th Fleche-Wallonne
4th Ghent-Wevelgem




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