Marc Demeyer

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Marc Demeyer
Personal information
Full name Marc Demeyer
Born (1950-04-19)19 April 1950
Belgium
Died 20 January 1982(1982-01-20) (aged 31)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
Paris–Roubaix (1976)
Infobox last updated on
16 October 2007

Marc Demeyer (19 April 1950 – 20 January 1982) was a professional road racing cyclist from Avelgem, Belgium. He died of a heart attack at the age of 31.

Demeyer turned professional in 1972 for the Flandria team managed by Briek Schotte. He signed the contract while resting it on a car beside the start of Dwars door België, which he then won. Shortly afterwards he won the GP d'Isbergues.

Demeyer was one of the so-called "Three Musketeers", riding with and for Freddy Maertens and Michel Pollentier He led out sprints for Maertens in particular but could win them for himself, including stages of the Tour de France. He rode the Tour six times, finishing 72nd in 1973, 41st in 1974, 42nd in 1975, 56th in 1976, 49th in 1978 and 57th in 1979.

He won the intermediate sprints competition, known then as Points Chaud ('hot spot sprints') in the Tours of 1973 and 1975. He won two stages: the 19th in 1978 from Lausanne to Belfort, and the 14th in 1979 from Belfort to Evian-les-Bains. In 1974 he won Paris–Brussels and two years later Paris–Roubaix.

Major achievements[edit]

1972
1st, Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st, Grand Prix Fayt-le-Franc
1st, Dwars door Vlaanderen
1973
1st, Grand Prix de Denain
1st, stage 1, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Intermediate sprints classification in the Tour de France
1974
1st, Grote Scheldeprijs
1st, GP Pino Cerami
1st, Paris–Brussels
3rd, Paris–Roubaix
1975
1st, Nokere-Koerse
1st, stage 3a, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, stage 2, Tour de Luxembourg
1st, Intermediate sprints classification in the Tour de France
3rd, Tour of Flanders
1976
1st, Paris–Roubaix
1977
1st, Grote Scheldeprijs
1st, Omloop van het Houtland
1st, stage 14 and 16a, Giro d'Italia
1978
1st, stage 19, Tour de France
1979
1st, stage 4, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, stage 1, 2 and 5a, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, stage 2, Tour of Belgium
1st, stage 14, Tour de France
1st, stage 1, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
2nd, Tour of Flanders
1980
1st, stage 3, Midi Libre

Teams[edit]

  • 1972 - Flandria-Beaulieu
  • 1973 - Flandria-Carpenter
  • 1974 - Flandria-Carpenter
  • 1975 - Flandria-Carpenter
  • 1976 - Flandria-Velda
  • 1977 - Flandria-Velda
  • 1978 - Flandria-Velda
  • 1979 - Flandria-Velda
  • 1980 - IJsboerke-Warncke
  • 1981 - Capri Sonne
  • 1982 - Splendor-Wickes

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