1976 Flandria-Velda-West Vlaamse Vleesbedrif jersey signed by Freddy Maertens

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1976 Flandria-Velda-West Vlaamse Vleesbedrif jersey signed by Freddy Maertens
Sales price £600.00


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1976 Flandria-Velda-West Vlaamse Vleesbedrif jersey signed by Freddy Maertens

Freddy Maertens was a genuine cycling superstar and this is a genuine Freddy Maertens jersey, worn and signed by him. It’s from 1976 when Maertens was at his best. He won 52 races in 1976, including eight stages of the Tour de France, the joint record for stage wins in one Tour, as well as winning the world professional road race title.

The story of the West Flandrian’s career is a meteoric rise to 1976, a stumble then a resurrection in 1981, when he won a second world road race title and a second green jersey in the Tour. Then a rapid decline, which he tried hard to reverse but it proved irrevocable.

His back-story is a sad one, a story of injury, pressure and betrayal, but Maertens at his peak was spectacular. As well as two world titles he won nine classics, 36 Grand Tour stages, three green jerseys, two Belgian road race titles and one Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España.

Picture frame not included.

Including free UK postage and packaging.


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