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Ex-professional cyclist, Patrick Sercu at the age of 74 died
Cycling Former professional cyclist and baanwielrenner Patrick Sercu is this afternoon at age 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.

Who is six-day, says, says Patrick Sercu. Who is Patrick Sercu says, says six days. Replace the word six days by piste and Sercu fits again. But also the Giro and the Tour de France were a successful hunting ground for the greatest track cyclist of the twentieth century.

The koersgenen had Patrick all along, because he died on 27 June 1944 in the world as the son of Albert, or “Ellen” Sercu that is not without merit cyclist, both on the track as on the road.

by Rik Vanwalleghem written biography tells the Izegemnaar in the youth categories, almost no competition to have lost. The large gate was open during the Belgian Championship sprint on the velodrome of Rocourt, where Sercu in 1961 and 1962, respectively, second and first in the amateur (now “promises”). Completely wide open stood the gate a year later in the same Rocourt when the Belgian world champion speed was.

Sercu is one of the few Belgian cyclists who have 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.

Winner of 88 zesdaagses

His entrance in which category he made in the Solo-Superiaploeg of Rik Van Looy, the young Eddy Merckx to say the least life is not easily made. With Merckx, he won in 1965 for his first six-day, nota bene in the 'kuipke', of Ghent, as it were, are privésportpaleis was and where he with eleven victories record-holder. Sercu and Merckx reason eventually 27 six-day cycle races, of which she fifteen won.

Sercu was 21 times a disconnect with the Dutchman, Peter Post, what was good for fourteen zegetuilen. In total contested the West-Flemish 223 profzesdaagses, with 57 different team mates. He won 88 times, a record. The Australian, Danny Clark stands second in the list with 73 pieces.

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