Most Iconic and Most Successful Cycling Team of All Time


Marc Demeyer

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

Flandria Marc Demeyer 1977

Marc 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:

1974 Flandria Jersey

1974 Flandria - Carpenter - Confortluxe
1st Paris-Brussels
1st Scheldt Grand Prix
3rd Paris-Roubaix


1975 Flandria Jersey

1975 Flandria - Carpenter - Confortluxe
3rd Tour of Flanders
4th Paris-Roubaix
5th Ghent-Wevelgem
5th Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne


1976 Flandria Jersey

1976 Flandria - Velda - Westvlaams Vleesbedrijf
1st Paris-Roubaix
3rd Tour of Flanders



1977 Flandria Jersey

1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina
1st Scheldt Grand Prix
1st Stages 14 and 16 - Giro d’Italia
2nd Paris-Brussels


1978 Flandria Jersey

1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano
1st Stage 19 - Tour de France



1979 Flandria Jersey

1979 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

Flandria Marc Demeyer 1972
Flandria Marc Demeyer 1975
Flandria Marc Demeyer-Freddy Maertens 1977