Sad news today that Erik de Vlaeminck, older brother to Flemish Cycling legend Roger de Vlaeminck, passed away today at the age of 70. He was a dominant Cyclocrosser winning a whopping seven World Championships, six of which were back to back from 68-73. He was apparently suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
I don’t know much about him, but the world feels a softer place with one less De Vlaeminck in it. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.
May you rest in peace.
Photo caption borrowed from the now-defunct BRR.