Roger de Vlaeminck

As Johan Museeuw sat on the threshold of a possible fourth win in Paris-Roubaix, de Vlaeminck was asked how he felt regarding Museeuw equaling his record.

de Vlaeminck responded, I have won the Milan-San Remo thee times, Tirreno–Adriatico six time, twenty two stages in the Giro d’Italia as well as the points classification three times. If Museeew wins in Roubaix next week, he will not have equaled my palmarès.

Roger de Vlaeminck was a baller.

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Image source: oli-roadworks.blogspot.com/2010/09/spring-has-sort-of-sprung.html.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

7 thoughts on “Roger de Vlaeminck

  1. Oli, yours is a very good website. The honesty, the openness, your family, your fears, trials and tribulations. There is a lot to read, a lot to look at, and lot to learn. And, of course, the bikes. Best of luck with everything. And, keep up the good work.

  2. …having grown up to appreciate cycling in the era of the phenomenal eddy merckx, who was THE poster boy of racing at the time, i tended to favor this ‘other’ belgian rider i was learning about…

    …roger de vlaeminck…predominant ‘classics’ winner, belgian national road champion several times, amateur & pro cyclo-cross world champion in the ‘off season’, consistent stage winner of major tours…

    …hmmm…seemed all right with me even if he wasn’t winning ‘grand tours’ like eddy but man, the guy was hard & damn, lookit those palmares…

    ‘the gypsy’, roger de vlaeminck rode cinelli ‘criterium bend’ handlebars…i got me some…

    …short, fascinating anthology of the man…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_De_Vlaeminck

  3. …you’re absolutely right, gnomer…i was young n’ dumb & i guess i didn’t understand the differentiation at the time…