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Eddy Verstraeten dies

Former Belgian professional Eddy Verstraeten has died of a brain tumour, aged 57. A professional for 12 years starting in 1970, Verstraeten won a Tour de France stage from Sint-Niklass to Roubaix in 1973, as well as the Four Days of Dunkirk that year, the prologue of the Tour of the Netherlands in 1975, and a stage of the Tour of Belgium in 1979.

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