Former cyclist and baanwielrenner Patrick Sercu is at the age of 74 died, as confirmed by his son Christophe Sercu. The West-Flanders was for some time ill.
Former cyclist and baanwielrenner Patrick Sercu is Friday afternoon, at the age of 74 died, so his son Christophe Sercu known. “He should be in June to 75 years. His health was for some years already unstable and was the last weeks bright declined. The funeral will take place to a very limited circle”, as it sounds in a short notice.
Sercu is regarded as the greatest track cyclist of the twentieth century. In total, he won 1.206 courses, of which 168 on the road. In addition, he is one of the few Belgian riders who are olympic gold packed. In Tokyo, he won in 1964 on the track the kilometer with flying start. He then took in the same discipline still gold twice (1967 and 1969) and two time silver (1965 and 1968) during the world cup for pros. In the six days of Gent is he with eleven wins, then record. Sercu won thirteen stages in the Giro and six in the Tour, in 1974, he also the green jersey classification.
After his career continued to Sercu in the zesdaagsecircuit as a director or (co-organizer), of course, also the ‘Kuipke’, and/or as fervent propagandist of the track.