Cycling pays tribute to Eric De Vlaeminck

Seven time cyclo-cross world champion Eric De Vlaeminck died aged 70 on December 4

Eric de Vlaeminck at the 1970 Amstel Gold Race (Photo: Nationaal Archief/Eric Koch)

The cycling world has been paying its respects to Eric De Vlaeminck, the seven time cyclo-cross world champion, who died on December 4 aged 70.

De Vlaeminck's record of seven 'cross world titles is two more than his nearest rivals, with six of them coming in succession between 1968 and 1973. He was also Belgian champion on four occasions between 1967 and 1972.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.