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Patrick Sercu

1944 - 2019

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Patrick Sercu (27 June 1944 – 19 April 2019) was a Belgian cyclist who was active on the road and track between 1961 and 1983. On track, he won the gold medal in the 1 km time trial at the 1964 Summer Olympics, as well as three world titles in the sprint in 1963, 1967 and 1969. On the road, he earned the green jersey in the 1974 Tour de France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Sercu has received more than 58,771 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Patrick Sercu is the 37th most popular cyclist (up from 40th in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 300th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Belgian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Patrick Sercu ranks 37 out of 1,214Before him are René Pottier, Louison Bobet, Laurent Fignon, Lucien Van Impe, Rudi Altig, and Octave Lapize. After him are Henri Pélissier, Firmin Lambot, Sylvère Maes, Freddy Maertens, Odile Defraye, and Josef Fischer.

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Among people born in 1944, Patrick Sercu ranks 215Before him are Mordechai Spiegler, Stockard Channing, Adriano Galliani, Ard Schenk, Alan Stivell, and Fernando Ocáriz Braña. After him are Thongsing Thammavong, Rocío Dúrcal, Taylor Hackford, Brenda Lee, Peter Cetera, and Onufriy. Among people deceased in 2019, Patrick Sercu ranks 144Before him are Jean Starobinski, Václav Vorlíček, William Levada, Édith Scob, Dick Dale, and Mark Hollis. After him are Syd Mead, Lê Đức Anh, Ric Ocasek, Luigi Colani, Edith González, and Carmen Argenziano.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Patrick Sercu ranks 326 out of 1,019Before him are Achille Van Acker (1898), Marc Wilmots (1969), Adeliza of Louvain (1103), Abraham Brueghel (1631), Henry IV, Duke of Brabant (1251), and Willy Mairesse (1928). After him are Lambert I, Count of Louvain (1000), Gaston Reiff (1921), Lambert Lombard (1505), Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500), Arnulf, Count of Holland (951), and Firmin Lambot (1886).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Patrick Sercu ranks 7Before him are Eddy Merckx (1945), Rik Van Looy (1933), Roger De Vlaeminck (1947), Rik Van Steenbergen (1924), Philippe Thys (1889), and Lucien Van Impe (1946). After him are Firmin Lambot (1886), Sylvère Maes (1909), Freddy Maertens (1952), Odile Defraye (1888), Stan Ockers (1920), and Lucien Buysse (1892).