Belgian Roger De Vlaeminck celebrates his sixtieth birthday today. The former cyclist was second only to Eddy Merckx in his world of cycling domination during the 1970s. In his palmarès are four Paris-Roubaix victories, three in Milano-Sanremo, two in the Giro di Lombardia, one Liège-Bastogne-Liège and one Ronde van Vlaanderen. Forming a part of his total of 259 wins, are also 22 stage wins in the Giro d'Italia, one stage in the Tour de France and one in the Vuelta a España, and two Belgian National Championships.
The 1975 World Champion today works with developing Zimbabwe cyclo-cross riders in Belgium.