Icons Notebook 004: Roger De Vlaeminck
'If you have good legs you don't feel anything'
One things for sure, there's not many riders who had more 'good leg days'.
The Gypsy. Monsieur Paris-Roubaix. Whatever you call him, Roger De Vlaeminck is up there at the very top tier of the sport. One of only three men to win all five Monuments, four-time victor at Roubaix, to this day he's considered the greatest classics rider of all time.
In many ways DeVlaeminck and Merckx were cycling in the 1970's, the finest of a golden generation of Belgians who dominated the sport. With his signature sideburns, dark good looks, all-time-great Brooklyn jersey and effortless style, De Vlaeminck was as visually iconic as his palmares.
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